I want to do monthly updates as often as possible because I want to remember every little thing! The piece of advice I have been given the most by parents is that time goes so fast, so I plan on savoring these days, even the hard times. Our first week together is a big milestone so I wanted to remember everything possible!
Some first week stats:
Number of baths given: 2
Number of blowouts: 3
Number of meals burned: 1
Number of showers: 7 (personal victory)
Number of times I have checked if she is breathing: 47,228
Number of kisses given: 123,455,399
Weight: 6 lbs 12 oz (after first appointment weight loss)
Length: 20 inches
Hair: Nora has lots of strawberry blonde hair. It is one of our favorite parts about her!
Eyes: Right now they are blue like all babies but I am doubting they will stay that way with 2 brown eyed parents.
Clothes: Little lady can only fit in newborn right now so we had to buy a few things for her!
Diapers: Newborn. She HATES having her diaper changed right now. Hopefully that will change cause she cries the whole time!
Sleeping: Nora is a great sleeper so far. Some of that is because she is low level jaundice and the doctor said that will make her tired until it is all out of her system. At night I change her diaper and put her in jammies at 10:00 then nurse her and put her down in the bassinet at about 10:30. She wakes up at about 12:30 to eat again, I put her back down and the wakes up again around 4:00 or 5:00 to eat and then sleeps until 8:00 or 9:00. During the day she is off an on sleeping, eating, awake. Typical newborn stuff 🙂
Eating: Breastfeeding was a struggle in the beginning. Nora struggled to latch in the hospital the first day. By day two she was doing better but was really hurting me because she had a shallow latch. When we brought her home, things got worse, she acted like she hated eating and would act hungry but scream and cry and wiggle or just fall asleep the whole time. She was only really eating like once or twice a day and it was really concerning me. Luckily, at her doctor’s appointment she was doing fine weight wise and I got to speak with a lactation specialist. I got some great tips and now her and I are champs! Makes this mamma feel so much better that she is getting what she needs. She also gets hiccups every time she eats! Thank goodness for Gripe Water!
Likes: She likes to be moving! She loves her swing, her bouncy chair or to be in someones arms. I love that she lets us put her down when we need to but she doesn’t do well sleeping if she isn’t on the move in some way. She loves to be held in the burping position and snuggle up real close ( I love it too). She also makes these adorable squeaking sounds which has given her the nickname Squeaky!
Dislikes: She does not like having her diaper changed (totally don’t blame her). She also is not a fan of baths.
Milestones/Other: Nora is incredibly strong and loves to raise her head up off our chest if we are holding her. She took her first trip to Target (mommy’s favorite store) and slept the whole time! I’m sure when she gets a little older she will appreciate it as much as I do!
Baby items we can’t live without:
Graco Swing (Target)
Bouncer Seat (Target)