Wednesday, June 11, 2014

One Month

Baby Helena turned One Month yesterday!  Can you believe it?!  I know I can't.  Life is such a miracle, it's still hard for me to imagine the she came from inside of me!

One Month stats:
Height: 22.5 inches (98%)
Weight: 9 pounds 10 ounces (75%)
Head: 14.5 (62%)

Little girl is growing!  The first month is a crazy and fun blurry mess, but we've had a blast getting to know her, and her getting to know us.

Breastfeeding is still a struggle.  I'm nursing with the nipple shield during the day, and bottle feeding at night.  I'm still pumping at night, and periodically throughout the day depending on when I nurse.  The hospital grade pump that we rented for a month is due to go back tomorrow, I wonder if I should keep it for another month?

She's been in size 1 diapers for about a week now, and still wears her newborn clothes comfortably, although her NB swaddles are too small for her.  I've been dressing her in her 3-6month clothing just because we have more options in that size, but those clothes are really still too big for her.

She's definitely more aware of what's going on around her, and fights sleep during the day.  She truly doesn't want to miss a single thing.

We've started tummytime, and she's so strong!  Her pediatrician was so impressed today at her appointment with how long she could old up her neck!

She's super long, and is almost too long for her bassinet.  My hope is to keep it in use until she's at least 6 weeks, but I would prefer 8 weeks.

She loves her swing.  And Dave Matthews!  When she is super fussy we'll put on Pandora Radio, and Dave calms her right down.

She won't take a pacifier, and for this I'm somewhat grateful.

She loves the water, and really enjoys bath time.  I hope she'll be a water baby!

I feel so blessed that she chose me as her Mom!

1 comment:

Emily Foley said...

She is so beautiful! It sounds like things are going well for you, and I'm so glad!