Friday, April 4, 2014

Jeanette - 1 month old

I'm obviously a little behind here but Jeanette was one month old as of February 23rd.

Height: 22 1/2 inches long - grew one inch since you were born!

Weight: 8lbs, 3oz.  This obviously was an issue because you were three ounces less than your birth weight.  After some discussion with the pediatrician, we decided you needed more than just my breast milk and started supplementing with formula.  This was by far one of the hardest parenting moments for me so far.   

Sleep:  By the end of your first month, you were sleeping through the night occasionally and only getting up between 2 and 3am for a feeding.  You nap well during the day and started to become more alert towards the end of the month as well.

Feedings:  We went from exclusive breast feeding to bottle feeding and mixing the formula and breast milk.  Thankfully you did not experience nipple confusion and took to bottle feeding quite well.  You aren't even picky about the kind of bottle that you take!

Best Moment(s):  Watching everyone's reactions when they met you for the first time.  Your newborn photo shoot was a good day as well, other than your belly button scab falling off and getting blood on your cute onesie!

Worst Moment(s):  Finding out that you would need to start taking formula.  But now that you are gaining weight well, you are far less crabby, much more alert and really starting to grow!

Development:  As the month wore on, you started to become more alert and started to control your neck and head a little better.  You can sleep for longer periods at night (4-5 hours) and you seem to recognize mommy and daddy's voices when we are in the room.

Jeanette Loves:  Rock and play sleeper, laying in your crib with the mobile on, snuggling after a feeding, being rocked in your glider. 

Jeanette Dislikes:  Bath time, having your diaper and clothes changed, having lotion put on.

Who Jeanette has met:  Mommy's parents & their kitties Rusty and Steel, daddy's parents, all of your aunts and uncles as well as some cousins, mommy's friends from college, neighbors, Bessie the dog and Bradley the kitty (your pets at home) and mommy's best friend Jessica.

1 comment:

Carol said...

She is so adorable Amanda!!!!