Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Leila: one month old!

I seriously cannot believe how fast time has flown by! Do I really have a one month old already?!? I guess that speaks to how awesome of a baby she has been, I can only hope that will continue!

June 29, 2015

Weight: 9 lbs. 1 oz. (at three weeks old)
Length: Approximately 22 inches

This month has flown by and she has already grown so much. She switched from size newborn diapers to size one diapers when she was two weeks old. She was having major blow out issues, so we knew with her height it was time to move up a size! She is also in size 0-3 month clothing and filling them out quite nicely! 

Some nicknames we have for her are: Beadies, Leil-y, and Bah-leila
Heath issues: this poor girl has some serious acid reflux problems. She grunts like a baby pony all of the time. At three weeks old we were able to put her on a prescription for it, and it has helped slightly, but not as much as I would like. Although I am still nursing her, at night we give her Enfamil A.R. to help her sleep more soundly at night because it is a heavier formula and helps with her exorcist - style vomiting from her reflux. 
Sleep: She sleeps very well. She has a 5-6 hour stretch. Then a four hour stretch. Then a three hour stretch. We loosely use the baby wise technique to help her sleep for longer stretches at night. 
Diet: 95% nursing, 5% formula. She eats about every 2 hours during the day, which I think it what helps her sleep better at night! 
Baby gear love: She loves pretty much everything. The swing and her bouncy chair is what she chills in most of the day. And she sleeps in her Rock N Play at night, which we will continue to do until she stops throwing up so much. 
Likes: being held, sleeping on her tummy during tummy time, her Wubba Nub, being swaddled, her daddy, watching her big brothers when they talk to her, her carseat, car rides, being bounced in her bouncy chair.
Dislikes: Gerber formula, being flat on her back, not being able to burp, pooping, having a dirty diaper, being gassy, and puking. 

This past week she also started smiling back at us and she has an adorable little smile. She also "laughed" which just consisted of breathing really loudly and close together followed by a big smile! 

She also went to her first wedding when she was three weeks old. We had so much fun spending time with just her and forgot how easy it was to only have one child! She was with me while I was getting ready (and the rest of the bridal party) and she was having a rough time and couldn't poop. I had to have Berto come back to the house we were getting ready at to help so I could finish getting ready, and once he got there and reached into her carseat, she just held his hand and was perfectly content - it was adorable! 

first bath at home

puking on dad

loves hanging on the couch

I can't wait to see how much she has changed by next month. Six weeks is usually when they start smiling all of the time and are a little more lively! I forgot how much fun it is to have a newborn! Now, if I could just get the older boys to behave - things would be MUCH easier! 

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