Annnnnnd just like that #babybigtruck2 is 1 month old and I have no clue where the last month has gone. It has been a whirlwind of a month that is for sure.
Well as we all know #babybigtruck2 came early at 35 weeks. I was scheduled to have her November 25th but God had other plans for our family and to be honest I would not have it any other way. As we all know I had her October 28th.
So I took #babybigtruck2 to her 1 month doctor appointment and little girl is growing! At birth she was 5 pounds 3 ounces and at her 1 month check up she was 6 pounds 11 ounces! She went from 17.25 inches to 20.5 inches. It makes me wonder if her length in the hospital was wrong or if she really did grow 3 inches in a month. I wouldn’t be surprised if she did grow because her premie one piece sleepers are too small length wise on her. We are now in newborn clothes for all her sleepers and her regular clothes as well, and I can still get away with premie outfits but not for much longer because someone is so long. She is also in newborn diapers still. I plan to move her to size 1 after we run out of the newborn diapers we currently have.
#babybigtruck2 is really a good baby and I can not complain. We have had our handful of bad nights which I expect for at least another month. The night before Thanksgiving she decided that we needed to party most of the night which was not fun at all. I think she had her nights and days mixed up so to fix that this Mama has been making sure she is up more during the day this way she isn’t up so much at night. It seems to have helped although we do still have our off nights from time to time. The evenings we hit a fussy period which is to be expected and sometimes its a nightmare and others its not terrible. Hopefully she grows out of that sooner than later.
Speaking of nights she usually goes down anywhere between 7:30pm and 10pm. I know that is a big window but because I still feed her on demand I just go with it. I will probably start working on getting her on a regular schedule starting next month. She sleeps in her crib in her room at night and naps like a champ in her rock n play in the living room with all the chaos of #babybigtruck going on. I want to start transitioning her to her crib to nap by the time she is three months old. When she gets up during the night it is typically after sleeping for about 4 hours so I can’t complain too much. She is usually up for an hour to feed and then goes back to sleep and I will swaddle her and put her back in her crib till the morning. I am thinking about dropping the middle of the night nursing session and just giving her a bottle this way I am not up as long.
She eats like a champ clearly. I usually nurse her on both sides and then I will follow that with a 3 ounce bottle. Sadly I do not produce enough milk to exclusively breastfeed because I have what is called hypoplasia -I’ll do a post on this separately- so I have to supplement her. I am ok with it though. I am happy she is getting something from me especially with her being so premature it will only benefit her. Sometimes she will even take up to 4.5 to 5 ounces. That usually happens at night though before she goes down.
#babybigtruck2 HATES tummy time right now. She does not mind being on her back for a bit after she eats and is content. She loves her sister and watches her when she is awake. Speaking of #babybigtruck she is doing AMAZING with #babybigtruck2. I really need to do an update post on that little monkey too.
This past month we as a family went to Turtle Back Zoo to check out the lights.
We had our newborn shoot.
Celebrated our first Thanksgiving as a family of 4. I failed to take any photos that day. Go me.
We also spent a lot of time at home snuggled on the couch.
I think that about sums up this past month and the progress #babybigtruck2 has made so far.