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!