Monday, September 26, 2011

1 Month Stats

Sleep: The first two weeks you probably slept 16 hours a day.  But lately, you are much more awake and alert during the day and only take little cat naps. Usually we’ll rock you and you’ll fall asleep but the minute we put you down to sleep you are bright eyes and awake.  You much prefer to be held, cuddled, and rocked.  You also enjoy being walked around the house.  Your favorite is getting your bottom gently patted as you drift off to sleep.  At night you are almost always up at 3am and 6am. When you wake up for a nighttime feeding you are up for about 30 minutes and then you go right back to sleep. 

Feed: You are eating between every 2 to 3 hours.  We switched you to Similac Sensitive because you seem to get fussy if/when you have gas.  You started out taking about an ounce at a time, but now on average you consume between 2-3 ounces each feeding.  As you drink your bottle, you make the sweetest little sounds.  I love them!

Weight: You were 7lb 4oz when we left the hospital but now you are 9lb 3oz!  It’s hard to believe you have gained almost 2lbs.

Length:  You have grown 1 inch and are now 21 inches

Diaper Size: Newborns.  We use Pampers Swaddlers or Huggies.  It took us 10 days to realize they had a color line!!  Grandpa surprised us with a box of 234 diapers!  That is probably enough to last 3 weeks. 

Clothes Size: Newborns and some 0-3 months.  You love to be swaddled.  I recently purchased a swaddle blanket that velcros and it does the trick and you seem to sleep much better at night.

Hair:  You were born with a head full of dark soft hair.  Today you have just as much.  The only change is it’s getting a little wavy and the tips curl up a little.  When your hair is wet you have lots of little “ringlets!”
Funniest moment: Every time you fart daddy and I just look at each other and crack up! 

Milestones: You are much more alert than when we first brought you home.  You’ll turn towards us if we start talking to you, or if you hear a toy.  You also love to stare at the ceiling fan and at light.  You have more control of your head.  When we burp you, you can hold you head up better.  We say you look like a turtle stretching it’s neck! During tummy time you can hold your head up for a while and also do “superman.”  You can also grip fingers and some toys.

Your favorite toys: You love your swing.  You enjoy looking at the mirror and the mobile.  The swing is the only place you’ll take a nap during the day.  You also like your car seat and do great in the car and almost always fall right to sleep as soon as we start moving.  You also like sitting snug in your boppy pillow.  We’ll put “wrist rattles” on you and you’ll just shake your arms and legs.  It’s the cutest thing.  You don’t really care for your bouncer seat yet, but we hope you will soon.

First car ride
First well baby visit
First outing to grandma's house
First outing to a restaurant
First BBQ
First professional photo shoot
First walk in your stroller
First stay at a resort
First trip to the beach
First airplane ride


  1. Hey Rach! I have several of those swaddles that velcro that H has already grown out of- they were our saving grace! Let me know if you want them and I'll mail them to you! So, so happy for you guys!

  2. I didn't know her hair was starting to curl. How cute will that be if she has ringlets of that long, thick, dark hair?

  3. It took us an entire box of diapers to realize there's a line... 10 days is impressive ;)!

  4. I love your blog! Can't wait to get to know you!!! I love when mom's do this, such a great way to remember! Sounds like she is getting bigger everyday!!