Monday, May 19, 2014

One Month

You blink and it is gone! Time is so fleeting when you have a baby. Little Sweet Pea is now one month old.

At one month:
  • 7 pounds, 8 ounces
  • Wears size Newborn diapers
  • Wears size Newborn clothes
  • She's still a little peanut!
  • We're breastfeeding, and it's going great! I don't have an overabundance of milk this time (with my last pregnancy I could have fed 3 babies...), but I have enough for Sweet Pea.
  • She eats every 3 hours during the day.
  • One feeding takes 20-30 minutes.
  • Her last feeding of the day is at 10:30 p.m. 
  • She pretty consistently sleeps from 11:00-3:30, and then again from 4:00-8:00.
  • Yes, I'm blessed with a great sleeper!
  • She's not on a consistent nap schedule, and that's entirely my fault.
  • I've dealt with a hefty dose of the baby blues, and I haven't wanted to put her down. At all.
  • She sleeps most of the morning in my arms or in the Moby wrap. I'm not complaining!
  • She naps again in the afternoon, and in the early evening.
  • She has nice, long periods of being awake.
  • This baby is very interested in what's going on around her. She is always wide-eyed and alert.
  • She smiled for the first time at 10 days old. We've seen many smiles since then, but they have been isolated...usually just one smile, and then she can't seem to figure out how to do it again.
  • Yesterday she smiled at her Daddy. Over, and over, and over. And she smiled at me several times. The smiles are coming more easily.
  • Sweet Pea prefers Mommy to all others, though she's pretty comfortable with Daddy, too.
  • She is the most expressive for Daddy. Her whole body gets excited when he holds her. She arches her back, stretches out her arms, wiggles, and gets very intently focused on him.
  • She turns her head to the sound of his voice every time she hears him.
  • I've had to ban him from talking close to me when I'm nursing Sweet's tough on the Momma!
  • Sweet Pea is not too sure about her siblings. I took some photos of the kids holding her a few days ago. The only one she was comfortable with was Snapper. She was very relaxed in Snapper's arms, and was willing to stay there for a long time. She got very antsy and fussy when the other kids tried to hold her.
  • She has the sweetest disposition! She's such a content baby. As I type, she's asleep on my chest. When she wakes up, she'll just relax on my lap.
  • She enjoys being in her swing, and often naps there.
  • She likes her play mat, too. She generally likes being on her back.
  • Bath time is her favorite! She has a mesh bath seat that she loves to sit in while I pour warm water over her. 
  • She's a pacifier baby. We knew the day she was born that she had a strong sucking reflex. She loves her paci.
  • She does not like being in the car if it involves sitting at stoplights. She is fine when the car is moving, but she screams when we stop. This is the only thing she screams about.
  • She also does not like being cold. She doesn't scream, but she does fuss. I have a light blanket that goes everywhere with us.
  • She doesn't like having a poopy diaper, either. She lets us know when she needs a change.
  • We are blessed with a healthy, happy baby. Yes, so blessed! How I adore her!
Here are some favorite photos from her first month. As a reminder--I don't post pics of Bubbles, Piper, and Sunny for safety reasons. I have wonderful photos of them, too, that I wish I could share safely. 

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