Cheney: 1 month old

Cheney is 1 month old today!
The Stats:
Height: about 21 inches
Weight: 8lbs 9oz
Clothes: just now growing out of her newborn things & wearing 0-3m & 3 month clothes!
Diaper: size 1
We have successfully made it 1 whole month with exclusively breastfeeding & you are gaining weight like a champ! You are nursing every 2-3 hours during the day for the most part. This has been going on for the last week and I am thankful. You were eating about every 1.5-2 hours and that was exhausting & hard with 2 other kids! This week I started pumping & we are giving you a bottle right before bedtime to make sure you are eating enough. It has really helped with that first stretch of sleep & you had no problems taking a bottle!
You started out the month being a female form of Griffin as far as sleep goes. You would start out in the Rock 'n Play & always end up in our bed.  I would try & try to put you back in your bed but you kept waking up. I really did not want to start that habit! I loosely started following the Moms on Call schedule this week & you've been SO much better! We give you your bedtime bath around 8:45 & you get your bottle at 9:00. You've been sleeping until about 2:00-2:15 which is great! I go to bed when you do, so I am getting a good stretch of sleep and it's wonderful. After that, you always wake up around 5 to eat & then for the day around 7:30 or 8:00. You are starting to form your own schedule & I am just following your lead--thankfully it is a pretty good schedule! You've even been out of our bed all week which is a HUGE plus!
Happenings this month:
-you get loved on constantly by your doting big brothers. They tell you how cute you are, call you a "pretty girl," & constantly want to give you kisses. They love you a little bit. And by little bit, I obviously mean they think you hung the moon...for now, anyways.
-you really like having a bath every night! We give you a bath after your brothers are in bed so it is quiet & you get all relaxed. You don't, however, enjoy getting out of the bath tub.
-you despise the carseat. I should be used to this by now since we are 3 for 3 on carseat hating babies but your screams stress me out so much when we go places! Once you fall asleep, you will usually stay asleep. If you are awake, you are screaming.
-just like your brothers, you have reflux. We thought we were getting lucky the first 2 weeks of your life when you seemed okay. However, the last 10 days or so have progressively gotten worse. We knew you had it because your symptoms were the exact same as your brothers. We went to the doctor yesterday & got you a prescription for Prevacid. Hopefully that will help ease your pain!
-you are starting to smile just a little but you continue to be the serious baby sister! You always look like you are pondering the ways of the world. I can't wait to see what your personality is like!
-you love to snuggle & be worn in the K'tan. That makes life easier while chasing the boys around outside!
-you are SO strong for such a peanut! You hold your head up so well already!
Cheney, you are the perfect addition to our crazy family. You complete us so well! We have loved having you around over the past month & it seems like you have been with us forever. We can't wait to watch you grow & get your own little personality. We love you so much, Cheney girl!


Stephanie said...

Let's be honest... are you totally in love with all the pink?

Ashleigh said...

Pretty girl... Cannot believe she is already 1 month old though however!