Sunday, November 24, 2013

Lainey 1 Month

Oh Lainey, 1 month old already! It seems like we have had you forever and yet at the same time it has gone by so fast.

Size: I'm not sure about weight/length since we don't go back to the doctor until your 2 month checkup. You are wearing newborn or 0-3 month clothes. Most 0-3 clothes are still too big but you are too long for your newborn sleepers. You wear size 1 diapers. We haven't started cloth diapers yet for you.

Likes: You like to be held, your paci, being swaddled (we leave 1 arm out usually), and sometimes your swing. You will lay on your play mat for a little bit, but not too long. You seem to like baths most of the time. We usually bathe you and Cambry at the same time - with you in the little tub.

Dislikes: You don't like it when we are holding you and we sit down. You prefer to make us work - walk and sway you all over the room. You get fussy in the evenings. Pretty much from the time Greg gets home from work until the time you go to bed (around 10ish), you are crying off and on and we have to hold you to calm you down.

Working on: We have been trying out bottles about every other or every third day. So far it has gone well. Although I am constantly scared you will suddenly reject them. It just seems so strange to have a baby that will actually take a bottle, ha! I was able to go to my doctor appointment all by myself yesterday and left a bottle with Gigi. You took it just fine. Craziness. I have just now started doing tummy time with you. You hate it but I only make you do it for a very short time.

Sleeping: You are doing really well at night. Lately your last feeding has been around 9 ish and then sometime around 10 or whenever we can get you to sleep we put you in the cradle in our room. You have been waking up around 2ish and late 5ish to eat. The first feeding is usually great - you go back to sleep very easily. It is the second one that is hard to get you back to sleep. And then it seems to always happen that just as you are going back to sleep Cambry is waking up. No going back to sleep for me :) Your daytime sleep is all over the place. Usually mid day is when you have long stretches of sleep. But poor 2nd child, you can never get any peace and quiet. As soon as you fall asleep Cambry decides to get out the loudest toy we own and play right next to wherever you are. Or she starts screaming and then blames it on Minnie Mouse and then puts her in time out. Sorry Lainey.

Eating: You eat about every 2 hours during the day. But you are such a fast eater is is unbelievable. Usually 5-10 minutes is all you will do. I don't see how you get enough during that time but you won't take any more when I try. When you take the bottle you take about 2 oz,  sometimes a little more.

We love you so much little one. You are precious and sweet and I love being your mommy!

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