Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Month {1}


My girl turned a month old on Thursday, October 17th. I know...I'm super late with this update. But newborns are a lot of work so blogging has taken an intentional back seat. ;)

Anyway, I seriously can't believe a whole month (plus a couple weeks) has passed since I had her. I just love her so. I spend most of my days staring at her little face...in awe and disbelief that she came from me. God is so good. And I'm so thankful. 

{1 Month Recap}


Height & Weight
At 3 weeks, she weighed 8.1 pounds. Newborn clothes and diapers are starting to fit snugly. She has long arms and legs so a lot of her sleepers are tight around her feet. But she's still tiny on top so 3 month clothes are a little big.

Eating
Nursing is going OK. At 4 weeks, she was eating 3.5 to 5oz every 2-3 hours. She definitely has a healthy appetite and I'm having a little bit of a hard time keeping up with that appetite. I started supplementing with formula every once in awhile which I feel a little guilty about. But at the end of the day, the formula is not hurting her (heck, I was formula fed and I turned out OK), so I need not feel any guilt.

Sleeping
Sleeping is super sporadic...apparently, as it should be. She doesn't sleep much during the day...lots of 20-30 minute cat naps. And as soon as I try to put her down and get something done, she wakes up. Which just gives me an excuse to snuggle with her. She's a great snuggler. ;) She sleeps OK at night. She occasionally gives us a 5-6 hour stretch, which is wonderful. She typically goes down around midnight, and sleeps until about 3. By the time I feed her, burp her, and change her, an hour (or more) has passed. She normally sleeps for another 2-3 hours before waking up to feed then takes a long nap in the morning.

A couple of moms have suggested we try Baby Wise. With the disclaimer that it may or may not work (since every baby is different), but it's still worth a try. I do want to get her on a routine before I go back to work so I may try it.

Other Milestones
Starting to smile & gurgle
Pretty inconsolable when hungry...the girl likes to eat
Will only take a paci when she's sleepy
Had her first submerged bath at 4 weeks...the umbilical cord stump took nearly a month to fall off
Doesn't like to be swaddled
Loves the car as long as we're moving
Prefers sitting up over laying down or back
Took our first walk around the neighborhood...loves the stroller
Loves her play mat
Had her first bottle at 2 1/2 weeks
Very good burper
Poops about 1,000 times a day
Recognizes mommy and daddy's voices
Can roll on to her sides
Has mommy and daddy wrapped around her little finger

Here are a few of my fave pics of her over the first 4 weeks:


And last but not least, wanted to share some of her newborn pics taken by my girl Kim!







11 comments:

  1. She is seriously gorgeous. SERIOUSLY. Probably one of the prettiest babies I have ever seen!

    I'm glad things are going well so far!

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  2. She is so cute!!! She is a good combination of you and your husband, but I mostly see your husband in her. She is adorable!! Take plenty pictures because they grow up fast!! Congrats again.

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  3. you have such a cute blog, and such a cute little girl!
    XO, Gina
    http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  4. What a cute baby girl! These pictures are just adorable.

    So glad we're hosting a giveaway together!
    xo,
    Grace
    A Southern Drawl

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  5. WOW congrats! She is beautiful!!!

    Happy to be in the giveaway with you and making new friends ;]

    XO Barbie
    The Parlor Girl

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  6. She's gorgeous. And girl your daughter has a bomb sleep schedule. My son literally sleeps ALL DAY LONG and is wide awake from 11P-4A every night. He seriously has his days and nights mixed up and I'm going insane!!!

    http://thriftyandshameless.blogspot.com

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