I can't believe my sweet Lucy girl is already one MONTH old!!! I'm still trying to wrap my head around how that is possible. It's been a fun month getting to know our girl and watch her grow and change so much already in just four short weeks. I've been told she's only considered a newborn for the first month, but I'm going to consider her one until she grows out of her newborn clothes... which will probably be any day now but let's not talk about that! :) So here's Lucy at one month...
Stats: we don't go back to the doctor until next week, but I weighed her a few days ago at home and she was almost 9 pounds!! I guess I was in denial because I seriously thought she was probably still around 7 something pounds.
She's still in newborn size clothes and diapers... but I think she'll be out of the newborn diapers soon. Most of the clothes still fit pretty good - probably because a lot of them were too big when she was born! - but I'm sure she'll be out of those in no time, too.
Sleepwise, she's kind of all over the place during the day. We joke that she has a serious case of FOMO (fear of missing out) because she fights her naps hard already. But for the past week or so she's been sleeping pretty good at night, ever since we moved her from the bassinet to the rock & play sleeper. She would NOT sleep in the bassinet but the rock & play seems to be the answer! She usually goes to bed anywhere between 10 and midnight and sleeps until between 6 and 8am, waking up once around 3:30 to eat. So I really can't complain!
Nursing has been going pretty great. The first couple days (while still in the hospital) I was really stressed out about it because I felt like she wasn't getting anything - mostly because they had me try pumping and nothing would come out, so I felt like she must not be getting anything either. They assured me that was normal since the milk doesn't come in until sometime between days 2 and 5, but that the baby was definitely getting enough. I felt much better once we went for our 2nd weight check when she was 5 days old and she had gained 3.5oz in 2 days and they said that was AMAZING. I literally cried I was so happy! I still don't get a ton when I pump, but I also don't pump as much as I probably should (I just hate doing it!) She does take a bottle fine though, and doesn't seem to care what kind of nipple it is as long as milk is coming out of it. On the other hand, she will NOT take a pacifier. I'm kind of fine with that since it will be less to take away from her later on, but it would be nice if she could soothe herself sometimes.
She loves to be held and snuggled. She loves to play on her activity mat. She loves to be swaddled (and Daddy does the best swaddle!) She doesn't seem to care much either way for her swing... she's fine with it when she's awake and happy, but if she's fussy it doesn't do much for her. And she hates her car seat if the car isn't moving!
We're working on loving bath time... I thought I'd prefer giving her a bath in the kitchen sink, but she screamed the whole time. I've since given her a bath a couple times in the bathtub and she still cries, but it seems to be less each time. I'm hoping she will eventually learn to love baths!