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Monday, February 20, 2012

One Month

Where has the time gone?! I can't believe Rose is already one month old!

Don't let the sleeping baby photo fool you, baby Rose has been quite fussy the past few days.  She's becoming more & more aware of her surroundings and she knows when we put her down. I think she's been gassy - the girl can sure make some noise in that diaper! I attempt to burp her after feedings but it doesn't always result in a burp.

I'm still exclusively breast feeding, and for the most part it has been easy from day one. I went into it with an open mind before she was born, thinking that if it worked out, great; if not, that's OK too. It's pretty cool to think she's grown so much just from what I have given her. I've pumped a few times and trying to get into a routine of doing so more often. She has been offered the bottle (with breast milk) a couple times by her daddy.  At first she rejected it but after a minute or so she downed the one ounce of milk in less than five minutes! That is a challenge because normally it takes her much longer to get that out of me where the bottle requires very little work on Rose's part. It's all a learning process.

Rose gets a bath every few days. She still isn't a big fan of the tub. She's so strong that she pushes off of the infant seat in attempt to escape. She's going to be a handful when she actually physically can do so! I'm hopeful that in time she'll come to love bath time. She does like it after the bath when she can stare into the mirror on the counter or changing table. Silly baby!

Our latest bedtime routine isn't the greatest. We have a nice bassinet next to our bed however she doesn't seem to like it anymore. She is happiest in her pack n play bassinet down in our family room but she will soon outgrow that. I don't see much sleep for me in the near future! I'm not quite ready to put her in her crib yet. Even though we have a very nice video monitor over the crib in the nursery that sees in the dark I still want to be able to look over quickly to make sure she's breathing in the middle of the night. I have to figure something out soon because I'm missing my bed!

Other than the past few days, Rose is a generally happy baby and we can't complain!

One Month
Weight: 8.5 lbs
Length: 22 inches
Diaper Size: Newborn (almost ready for size 1)
Clothing Size: Newborn (almost ready for 0-3 months)
Milestones: Recognizes our voices, found her hands, strong neck & leg muscles- likes to push up & off of things/us

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Rose with Rose the elephant ~ 1 Month
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for comparison, here she was with the elephant at 1 Day (in hospital)
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1 comment:

  1. Grow baby grow! Its amazing how they can grow with only what nature can give. Not that we haven't been able to come close to replicating it but still there is something special about nursing our babies. I'm glad to hear that your hubby has had a shot at feeding her too...some mommies want all the time and I think dad's need that bonding time too. hugs Lia,