Friday, May 21, 2010

One Month Old!

I cannot believe my baby is one month old! I am already dreading going back to work! Ansley has already changed so much! She started out pretty needy and intense- I don't think we put her down the 1st week! Not that I minded holding my sweet newborn! She cried so much during her bath in the hospital that she made herself sick, and continued to be pretty vocal anytime we started to put her down once we got home - diaper changes, baths, etc. We now know she likes to be swaddled. She has a major startle reflex which makes it hard to lay her down. The swaddling really helps! She will now sit in her bouncy seat for a little while, too.

Ansley Sue- You are staying awake more now, especially in the mornings. You still eat every 2-2 1/2 hours, even at night. There have been a couple of 3 hour stretches, but mostly you stick to the 2 hour schedule. You are a good eater, and now you don't sleep through most of your feedings. You had your 1st bottle at 4 weeks old, and did great. Daddy said you made some pretty bad faces, but you took 2 oz with a little coaching.

You love looking around and will continue to look at your environment while you are fighting sleep!You love to be held chest to chest, and you will throw your head back so you can look around. You love for me to wear the Moby wrap and carry you around in it. This helps especially in the afternoon which is your cranky time. The Moby calms you down!

I'm not sure how much you weigh now, but I'm sure its over 8 lbs. You were over your birth weight at 1 week, and at a little short of 2 weeks you were at 7 lbs 6 oz. You are wearing size 1 diapers now and are in between newborn and 0-3 month clothes. Some of the 0-3 month clothes that run a little small fit you pretty good now.

I received the "Happiest Baby on the Block" book as a baby gift. Some of the suggestions in this book have really helped you! You now take good naps in your swing. I swaddle you, walk around with you while bouncing you until you get real sleepy, then put you in your swing. I turn on white noise by your swing, and you (most of the time) will go on to sleep! You still take at least one nap on my chest each day. You don't really like anyone else putting you to sleep- including your daddy!

Ansley, I have fallen so in love with you! You are a beautiful, precious baby! I love our days together! I wish time would slow down a little bit! Happy 1 month!


Gigi said...

We love you so much too Miss Ansley. I wish I had gotten to love on you more this first month! I am so excited to watch you grow up, you and Luke are going to have so much fun together!

FrouFrouBritches said...

I can't believe she's a month old and I still haven't gotten to smooch on her sweet face yet. UGH! Love that headband and bow!!! Looks GREAT with her onesie!!