Thursday, March 3, 2016

One Month

Our sweet baby is one month old already! She has made getting back in the newborn routine pretty easy! She is really alert, smiling, and making all sorts of adorable sounds. Her sleeping habits are a little like a teenagers. She falls asleep in her bassinet for the night around 12, wakes up for a bottle around 5, and sleeps until around 9 or 10. Which is fine for now but when I go back to work next week I'm going to be a little tired. Her fussy time is a lot later than JT's was...around 9-12. I'm thinking she'll move to her crib in the next week or two. Thankfully both my kiddos have been good sleepers, the best advice I got from my Dr. when JT was born was when the baby is napping put them where you want them to sleep at night. That way they are used to sleeping has worked for us! 

She is gassy and goes through more diapers than I've ever seen a baby go through. You think she's put a new diaper on...and bam she goes again. #2 seems to be an issue and causes some fussiness but I think we are getting past that now that we are on the right formula. She seems to wet her diaper what feels like every 10 mins. Because of that and after 2 weeks we noticed her wet diapers were smelling very strong/weird and she seemed to fuss every time she went, I thought she may have a UTI. Dr thought the same thing so we had to do a catheter to get a urine sample. Boy did that suck. Turns infection. So then we did a blood test to see if the hospital missed anything...nothing. Then had to catch a urine sample in her diaper to do other tests...came back fine. Turns out it was the brand of diaper that was making her urine smell so strong/weird. And apparently she just has a very small bladder. I felt terrible for making her go through all that only to have it be something so simple but I'd rather be safe than sorry and she won't remember anyway!

She LOVES when Brett and JT talk to her. She really listens and looks for JT when he is close. He absolutely adore hers. She is the first thing he asks to see in the morning, always wants to hold her, give her kisses, and he is protective of her. At his parent/teacher conferences the teacher said, "every time we ask about his little sister he gets really protective and doesn't want to talk about her!" He tries to comfort her if she is crying, gives her a pacifier, wants to feed her, and always wants to "see"'s just too cute.  Some of my favorite things he's said about/to her...

"her toes are so little and cute!"
"look at her face it's so cute!"
"she has big cheeks!"
""it's alright sweet girl, mama's coming"
"that's Maisy...she's a good dog"

I'm really proud of him. It has been a little rough for him not getting all of my attention but it's good for him and he's adjusting well.

She was 9 pounds at her check in and doing great! She is really holding her head up good, makes hilarious faces, and loves to look around and lay on her lamb (thanks aunt Kelly!). She HATES being cold. Bath time is much better thanks to the heater in our bathroom and she LOVES to have her hair brushed after her bath! She currently has the "6 week rash" on her face and cheeks but it's starting to fade. She naps awesome in her automatic rocker (props to whoever created that wondering invention). I'm pretty sure her eyes will stay blue but her hair color is still a guess. Some days it looks brown and others it has a red tint to it...time will tell! She is an absolute doll and is such a blessing to our family. We love her to pieces!

favorite sleeping position

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