Wednesday, June 19, 2013

One Month Old

Weight: 8lbs 13 ounces (as of her 2 week check up...she goes to the doctor in a few days for her monthly visit)

Height: 20 and a half inches

Sleeping Habits: She usually takes 3-4 naps a day ranging in time from 45 minutes to 3 hours.  She's sleeping in her rock and play swaddled.  She's up from 1-2 hours in between naps.  We are currently walking/rocking her to sleep.  Sometimes she's easy to get down for a nap and other times it's a real pain in the ass.  I should probably start a nap routine at some point like I do at bed time and I can't wait to be rid of the swaddle because I hate it, even though she won't sleep without it.  She's an awesome nighttime sleeper.  After her last nap I feed her on one breast, give her a bath, change her into her pj's, and hunker down on the couch for her evening cluster feeds, then we swaddle and rock her.  She goes to sleep between 7pm-8pm and wakes up between 6am and 7am and only wakes up once in the night.  Isabella didn't do that until she was like 4 months old.  Sometimes she eats and goes right back to sleep and other times it's party central for an hour or so before she goes back to sleep.

Eating Habits: Breastfeeding is going really well.  Better than I had hoped.  She eats a lot and is on the boob quite often, but she's gaining weight and has a ton of wet and dirty diapers.  The evening cluster feeds wear me down quite a bit and it can get annoying to cover up all the time when company is over, but I'm so grateful that it's going so well.  If she does get a bottle (maybe once or twice a week), she'll take 4 ounces of expressed milk.

Milestones: Smiles!  She smiled at her Uncle Rick on June 15th.  I didn't believe it at first, but everyone confirmed it.

Best Thing This Month: Having a wee snuggly baby around again.  It's nice to hold a baby that small and smell that sweet baby smell.

Challenges This Month: Balancing.  I miss my one-on-one time with Isabella.  It's hard to tell her no or to wait or to ask Daddy.

Looking Forward To: A little more head control.  I like that she's so small and tiny, but I kind of like babies a bit better when they're not so bobble heady, although I have a while for that.




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