Monday, May 14, 2018

Raphael - 1 Month

Wow a little over a month with our sweet boy has already passed! The past month has been emotional  and we are all just feeling so lucky and blessed to have Raphael in our lives.

John was able to take 2 weeks off of work to stay with us. My mami has been amazing. She's made us  meals and has helped so much.

One of my favorite photos of him

Nicknames: Raph, Raphi, Sweet Boy, Mi Nino

Size: Raphael is slowly gaining weight. At his one month appointment, he weighed 5 lbs and 7 oz so he is now past his birth weight. I'm really happy about this because I was worried about his weight and how much he was eating. His preemie clothes are getting a bit snug and he is starting to fit in his newborn clothes. He is also still wearing newborn diapers.

Eating: Raphael is primarily breastfed, but he does take one bottle of fortified breastmilk (breastmilk and formula). He has to take a bottle of fortified breastmilk because he was born early and had some trouble with feeding. However, he is starting to eat a lot more which is great.

Sleep: He is doing so much better with sleeping at night.

Loves: He loves sleeping on John's chest and he loves laying on me. He loves looking at his brothers.

Dislikes: Raphael is not a fan of baths or being cold. He also doesn't like getting his diaper changed.

Things I Want To Remember: 

  • He's already spit up, peed, and pooped on me. 
  • His facial expressions are just so cute!
  • He is such a sweet baby. He loves cuddles from John, his brothers, and I.
  • He is runs in the familia.
  • Raphael makes the cutest sounds and noises. 
Thanks for visiting!

Until next time...


  1. I can't believe it's already been a month! I'm glad to hear he's starting to gain weight. He is just the cutest little guy! I bet you're just loving all those cuddles!

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words. Time really does go by fast.

  2. What a cutie!! Time goes by so fast - he'll be walking before you know it.

  3. omg, that picture is just adorable. And time really goes quick - it's crazy it's been a month already. :)


    1. Thank you! It's been such a busy, but exciting month.

  4. Such a cutie! My little guy just turned a month and is also doing some formula and breastmilk due to his size and how early he was. We were having trouble with weight gain. We had our 1 month appointment yesterday and he is officially 1 pound heavier then his birth weight but they would like to see him a bit heavier.

    1. Thank you so much. Congratulations again on your little boy. We were also having a bit of trouble with weight gain so I'm really glad that he is now a little over his birth weight.

  5. how has it been a month already?! So crazy how the time flies! Omg, he is so cute, Emily, and I hope you are soaking up every minute!! Glad to hear he is putting on weight and loves cuddles :)

    1. Thank you so much! I still can't believe that it's been a month already.