Miss Lola is 1 Month Old!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Somewhere in the chaos and whirlwind of my sleep deprivation, a month has already passed.  It's crazy to think that it has already been an entire month since I've had this little gem.  She is honestly the sweetest little thing ever.  My sweetie pie Cohen was, well, a stinker of a baby in better words.  Miss Lola girl is the most chill and relaxed baby.  I think she's preparing herself for the world of Cohen as a she gets older.




Here's what Lola's been up to:

Size:  Our pediatrician doesn't do a one month appointment so I'm not sure what she's up to now.  However Kurtis got on the scale with her and swears she's 10 lbs now -- I'm not quite sure she's that big but I'm guessing around 9 lbs.  She can still wear some newborn clothes however she is pretty long so the neck pulls down in some of the outfits.  I'd say more 0-3 months but not quite 3 months yet.

Eating:  Mama here is a milk machine and therefore little girl was getting too much, too fast while I'd nurse.  Rather than pumping before nursing and then feeding her, I've resorted to just pumping.  It's a bummer because it was so much easier to nurse her at night rather than feed and pump at the same time.  However, now I can make sure Dad is helping out with some of these nightly feedings so I guess it's a win-win situation.  Lola eats about 4 oz every 3-4 hours and will go in 4 hour stretches at night.  I am a little concerned that she may have a bit of reflux -- have any of you moms experienced this with your babies?  What are the signs?

Sleeping:  As I mentioned above, she's sleeping in 3-4 hour stretches. I'm all about the Eat-Play-Sleep method and I think it helped her get her nights and days.  She is starting to be a lot more alert now during the day.  I'm hoping around two months to get more of a routine down as far as nighttime -- the bath, bottle and bed game.

Likes:  Lola loves to be held and snuggled.  She's a fan of car rides, her swing and loves her pacifier.

Dislikes:  The kid hates being cold.  Therefore anytime you change her diaper, clothes or give her a bath she will wail.  She also is not a fan of waiting to be fed -- such a diva.

Milestones:  No major milestones yet.  She is starting to track with her eyes and I swear she smiled at me tonight -- but nothing big yet!  She is quite a mover and is funny to watch when I put her on her play mat.


Lola girl, so far, has been the complete opposite of her brother.  The kid loves to sleep and can sleep through mainly anything - including her brother's high pitched/ear splitting squeals.  I'm crossing my fingers she continues to be this little sweet pea of a baby.  I can't imagine having to go back to work after six weeks.   I'm hoping to be able to stay home until after Spring Break.  
I know.  Gee.  How nice of my township to allow me six whole week of a maternity leave -- NOT.  
I'm not bitter about it or anything...

In the meantime I'll continue to enjoy my baby and loving our new family of four!

20 comments:

  1. She's beautiful and I love her name. My friend's son had reflux bad. He would projectile vomit after almost every feeding and would cough a lot, sometimes to the point of choking. I'm hoping little Lola doesn't have it.

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  2. Lola is so pretty!!! I love her eyes!!

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  3. how cute. Isn't it crazy how kids think they can just grow up on us. Before we know it they are 1 month, then 12 months and then 3 years!

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  4. Miss Lola is quite the beauty at 1 month old!

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  5. I'm glad she's such a good sleeper!

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  6. She is adorable! I hope you get to stay home a while too!

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  7. Seriously adorable! Congrats on your new lil one.

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  8. Oh my goodness,first congrats! Second, she is so precious and I love her name.

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  9. Lola is simply adorable! Babies are so fascinating...I just love watching them grow into their own little personalities.

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  10. She is just beautiful. My two were total opposites also. My first was the relaxed, chill baby and my second was not.

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  11. I love the name Lola and she is just precious.

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  12. Aww, Happy One Month Lola and Congrats Mom on surviving one month.

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  13. What a sweet baby - you are lucky that she is so good.

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  14. She is the cutest. I can't wait to cuddle her soon!

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  15. What a beautiful little girl you have there! I miss ours being so small and cuddly. Now they just elbow the heck out of me. :D

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  16. Awww, I love the name Lola. Hopefully if we have another girl that will be her name! :) Your little Lola is such a cutie!

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