Thursday, December 10, 2015

Avery | One Month Old

I might be curled up in a ball all day crying because she's one month old. I literally feel like she should be maybe two weeks old. Time seems to be going even faster with this second baby. We are still undecided about a third child at some point in our future- so sometimes it hits me- what if she's our last little baby in this house? What if these are the last little newborn toes that I get to kiss on or the last nights that I wake up to nurse her every three hours or so. I'm trying so hard to soak it in, and hold on to every ounce of her while she is still so little. Yet here we are, already at the one month mark.

So here's the run down on Avery at one month old.

We go to the doctor next week so I'm not sure how much she weighs or how long she is. We feel like she's a little bigger than Landon was at this point, so it will be interesting to see how they compare.

*Update* At her one month well visit Avery weighed 9 pounds 15 ounces and was 23 inches long. She's gained two pounds and two inches in four weeks time! Growing girl!

She's wearing 0-3 mo clothes. The clothes are a little big, the sleepers fit well. She wore newborn sleepers for a little over a week and then she was just too long for them. Just like Landon, she's long and skinny.

Size 1 Diapers- we never used the newborn size, just started with size 1 from the beginning.

Nursing every 2-3 hours with sometimes a four hour stretch in the middle of the night. She's nursed like champ from day one, which is such a blessing since it was more difficult with Landon.

Sleeping- we don't have a bedtime routine for her yet because her nursing schedule changes day to day- but she goes to bed with us sometime around 10 or 11 at her last feeding and then is up around 2, 5, and then whatever time we are up for the day- normally 7:30 or 8. Sometimes we get a four hour stretch between 2am and 6am, but its definitely not consistent. She nurses quickly, but I have a hard time getting her to go back to sleep, so we are usually up for 45 min to an hour each time. Sleeping in 2 hour intervals is wearing on me- so I'm trying to take advantage of Landon's nap time and rest/nap myself if she's sleeping then also.

She does well riding in the car and usually will fall asleep within a few minutes of riding.

She hated bath time, until last night. Last night was the first bath she didn't cry through! We're making progress, people. :)

Landon is obsessed with her and constantly is checking on her and talking to her in the sweetest, funniest high pitched voice ever. He typically gets right in her face and says "heeeyyyy sweet guurrrlll." I hope they always love each other like that. The older I get the more I realize how special siblings are, and how there really is no other relationship like it in the world. John and I are both super close with our siblings, so I just pray these two stay close forever and realize that they're the best friends each other could every wish for.

She has the sweetest little grin, and pretty blue-ish eyes and the most perfect little nose- we are completely over the moon with our baby girl. I still can't believe I have a daughter!

We love you, Avery. You are such a blessing and an answered prayer to us. Our lives are infinitely better because you're a part of them. Happy one month, baby girl!

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