Sunday, March 1, 2015

Cora - Month One

Things she's doing/loving/not loving at one month...
  • Breastfeeding is going fabulous! It's definitely easier the second time around and she has been great from the beginning. We had a few days where she was fussy with latching and she spits up just like her brother did, but those are pretty minor things. 
  • She is not a huge fan of the pacifier. She tends to gag on it or spit it out, so I rarely even try to use it. 

  • She loves to be held over the shoulder or upright on our chest, and just prefers to be held in general. She loves being in the Ergo too. She will lean back and stare at our face for a long time. Her neck muscles are already very strong.
  • She spends most of her days sleeping, eating and laying on her play mat, watching the toys and her stuffed animals.  

  • Grayson will join her on her play mat and give her hugs and kisses, and she seems so content just watching and listening to him. She is going to be a tough girl with a non-stop big brother around! She is not even phased by his crazy toddler ways. 

  • The one thing she absolutely hates is the bulb syringe. I can't really blame her!
  • She smiles and laughs a lot in her sleep and has given her Daddy, her Grandma (Ba Noi) and even me a few smiles when she is awake.

  • Sleep, oh how I miss you! She is actually giving us longer stretches lately so I can't complain too much. It started with her waking every hour, then went to every two, now it's every three to four hours. Our routine is usually this: she cluster feeds until 9 or 10 pm, I put her down in the bassinet next to our bed, she gets up to eat around 1 or 2 am, change her diaper and back to sleep until she is up to eat again around 5 am, diaper change and then the rest of the morning varies each day. Some mornings she goes back down for only an hour or so and is up again to eat. Other mornings she just grunts and poops, but doesn't wake and will sleep until 7 or 8 am. Regardless, I am usually up by 7 am.
  • She is wearing 0-3 and 3 month clothes and size 1 diapers. I'm not sure on her weight and length - we go back for her 6 week check-up on Friday.

  • As you can tell from this picture, she adores her Daddy. He always gets the smiles.

She is such a sweet and happy baby. We are so in love with her and so happy to have our complete family of four :)

1 comment:

  1. I've been gone from Blogland forever - congratulations on your beautiful girl! Cora is one of my favorite names!