Sunday, June 8, 2014

One Month

This weekend we celebrated one month with our baby girl! The last four weeks have been the most challenging and best weeks of my life. The newborn days are long, but the moments are precious. We are soaking up our sweet girl.

Looking back on the last month, I am so thankful for the help that we have received. There are days I thought I was coming unraveled. Sleepless nights + post partum hormones can be a really unfortunate combination. It has been such a blessing to have Fletcher's mom just 5 minutes away. I am daily reminded of what a blessing she is to us! All of my friends want to adopt her as their mother-in-law. She has kept us fed, supplied with diapers, and has kept me sane. After my mom went back to Memphis, Honey came over every afternoon. It was a window of time that I could count on each day to either get a few things done, or take a nap. Plus, we both enjoy her company!

One month
  • She eats 8 times in a 24 hour period. Typically every 3 hours. Every once in a while, she will go for a longer stretch at night and go 4-4.5 hours.
  • She is still in newborn diapers, but this week I think we will move up to size 1!
  • For the first 4 weeks we used a swaddle pod during the day and swaddle blankets at night. The blankets seem too hot for the daytime, but she was too small for her velcro swaddles...that is when we found the swaddle pod!
  • Her newborn onesies are just starting to get tight. She is still wearing half of them, and her newborn gowns are just starting to fit
  • At her 2 week appointment she was in the 25% for weight and 86% for height
  • She loves her hands. She is always trying to bust her hands out of her swaddle
  • She likes baths, but her favorite part is definitely getting her hair brushed at the end
  • Getting her to fall asleep is no joke...lots of singing, swaying, and bottom patting
  • Our biggest issue is gas/reflux. Her tummy troubles interrupt all of her naps. In an effort for her to get good sleep, I have held her for 90% of her naps the last two weeks. It is time for us to turn a corner in that department.  Sleeping in her bed for naps will be our biggest goal.
  • She likes riding in the car. She usually stays awake and just looks around
  • She is starting to smile, and is noticeably more engaged. She can follow you with her eyes and seems to be focusing on things more and more. 
It has been so fun to watch her grow and change! 
Lots of people have asked how the sister dog is handling the changes around our house. She has done great! The amount of attention she receives has drastically declined, but she doesn't seem to hold it against Peanut!
Happy one month, sweet girl! We are so thankful the Lord put you in our family. 

1 comment:

  1. What great pictures from this earliest stage! She looks as if she is waving in the last one. :)