Sweet Little A turned 1 month on Friday. Seriously, how has a month since we got the best news of our life gone by already?! I meant to get this up on Friday, but when my life hasn’t slowed down at all, I’ve just added an infant to it all…it doesn’t leave a whole lot of extra time. And I’m not so good and typing while holding A and I don’t like to put her down when I don’t have to.
Anyways, She is doing fantastic.
Age: 1 month
Weight: 7lbs 1oz
Height: 20 inches
She’s 3% for weight, 10% for height and 5th for head circumference.
Nicknames: Annie, peanut, peanut butter cup,
Feeding: She is still on Enfamil Enfacare which is their preemie formulas. Her Dr. said that if she’s still doing well at her 2 mo. appt in 4 weeks, then she can switch to reg formula. She’s eating between 2-3 oz every 3-4 hours. She has started spitting up quite a bit in the last week or so but there’s no rhyme or reason to it and she doesn’t seem to be in any pain so we’re not worrying about it too much.
Sleeping: Right now, this little girl is a fantastic sleeper. I’m waiting for the day the other shoe drops and the good sleep stops. Right now, she sleeps through everything…dogs barking/howling, kids screaming, me vacuuming! She just finally started to stay awake for awhile after her 7:30 – 8:30am bottle and she also stays alert for awhile in the evenings. In the middle of the night though, it’s drink the bottle and straight back to sleep. Right now, we have her in the bassinet part of a pack and play on my side of the bed. Usually in-between 5:30-6:30am…she decides she’s had enough of sleeping on her own and fusses until we bring her into bed to snuggle with one of us. J is on leave right now so once I get up for work, I put her in by him and they usually sleep a couple more hours.
New things she’s learned: She’s started to hold her neck up a little steadier. She still flops it back when we’re least expecting it, but she also is starting to get a little more control over it. I am anxiously awaiting that first on purpose smile. She smiles all the time, especially in her sleep…hopefully the on purpose wants will be coming soon. She didn’t just learn this but she seriously makes the cutest little sighs and squeaks! I could listen to them all day!!!
The pups are handling her fairly well. Bandit loves being in our laps and laying by her. Rocky gets a little jealous of not getting a lot of attention right now, but other than that he’s fine. Before we know it, he’ll be letting her climb all over him like he does the daycare kids.
Here are a couple 1 month pics (I’m no professional, lol):