Thursday, August 30, 2012

1 Month

Wow!  I can't believe our baby girl is already 1 month old.  It feels like it was just yesterday that she was born, yet I can't remember life without her.  Eric and I are both so in love!
And we're done taking pictures.

Weight: 8 lbs 10 oz (40th %)
Length: 21 inches (50th %)
Eating: exclusively breast milk, we have started doing 1 bottle of expressed milk a day to get her ready for daycare next week.  She isn't on a "schedule" as I have been feeding her on demand.  She typically goes about 3 1/2-4 hrs between feeds during the day.  Then we will usually get a 5-6 hr stretch after her last evening meal and then she is back to the 3 1/2 hr intervals.
Bedtime: For the most part, from the time she starts eating to the time she is asleep in her crib is a total of 45 minutes.  Her last feeding is usually somewhere between 6:30-7:30. 
Awake: She usually eats sometime between 4:30-6:00 am, but I put her right back down after this feeding.  She will then usually get up around 9:30 for the day.  
Naps: She sleeps a lot right now. :)  It typically takes about 30 minutes for her to eat, diaper changed and burped.  Then she will be up for about 30-45 minutes doing tummy time and playing under the activity center.  Then she gets swaddled and put down for a nap in her crib.  She will then sleep for about 2-3 hrs in her crib.  Then she gets up to eat and will do it all over again.  Typically after her feeding around 1:00, she will stay awake a little longer in the swing.
Diapers: size 1
Clothes: 0-3 months
Favorites: She loves her snail toy with a mirror.  It lights up and plays music every time you touch it.  She has figured that out and will flail her arms around trying to hit it.  She also enjoys bath time now too, but hates drying off and getting lotion put on her.  Car rides, lunch dates with Daddy.
Latest Tricks:  She can lift her head up to about 45 degrees during tummy time.  If we are sitting on the couch with her laying on her tummy against our chest she can lift her head up 90 degrees.  She is starting to focus on us and make eye contact.  Daddy has gotten a smile here and there but every time mommy runs to see, she stops.  The doctor got a few social smiles during her appointment. :)

Alexis with her pediatrician.  

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