Sunday, April 29, 2012

One Month Old

My darling girl hit the one month mark yesterday! 
Weight: 7 pounds 15 ounces
Height: 20.25 inches
She's starting to smile, especially for her daddy.
She's cooing and loves trying out new sounds.
She loves to stick out her tongue.
She is gaining control of her neck.
She's hungry every 2 hours and downs about 2-2 1/2 oz.
She sleeps very well at night, wanting to eat at 11ish, 2ish, and 5ish, but goes right back to bed.
She wakes me up at 7 every morning with eyes wide open.
She is very content to just lay in her playpen or her bouncer.
She loves to be held and will fall asleep in almost any one's arms.
She is just starting to fit into her 0-3 month clothes.
She rarely fusses and only cries when she's hungry.
We are so lucky to have such an angel baby! 

Russell is done with his paternity leave and goes back to work tomorrow.  I'm excited to start our new routine and my new job as a stay at home mommy.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

One Week!

Where on Earth does the time go?  I can't believe we have had our sweet baby girl for a whole week!  Kel (So far...knock on wood) has been such a good baby.  At night she is able to self sooth so we can get some much needed sleep.  She even gave us a good 4 hour stretch between feedings last night.  (Okayed by her Dr. of course!) 

We had some problems with breast feeding and jaundice...she wasn't getting enough to eat.  Per the suggestion of her Dr I switched to pumping and now she is finally caught up on her messy diapers and her wet diapers are no longer dark concentrated urine.  (Who knew a messy diaper could make a mommy so happy?) Her jaundice is going away, too.  I haven't given up on b/fing yet, she'll finally try to latch instead of screaming but she still doesn't get much milk when she does.  (She doesn't swallow while she nurses.)  I plan on working with a lactation specialist to give it one more good try. 

If you follow Russell on Facebook, you have seen the bazillion pictures that he has posted.  Here are a few of my favorites!