Monday, February 25, 2013

Abigail: One Month Old!

I'm a few days late on this, but Abby is now over a month old! Her one month stats at the pediatrician were:

Weight: 8 pounds 5 ounces
Length: 20.5 inches

Our little baby is definitely growing!! She's still a shorty and is in the 25th percentile for height and the 27th percentile for weight. Abby still fits into some of her newborn clothes, although she has outgrown a few Carter's footed pajamas. She is also now wearing size 1 diapers. I can't wait until she can fit into all of her 0-3 month clothes because right now she's at that in between stage where almost nothing fits! I'm sure she'll grow into her new wardrobe soon though.

At one month old Abby likes eating as often as possible, snuggling, being swaddled up nice and tight, naps in her swing, bath time, and her binky. She doesn't like being hungry, getting her diaper or her clothes changed, getting out of the bathtub, and tummy time!

Abby is definitely still in the peak fussy weeks, and she is not at all quiet when it comes to voicing her discomfort and general crankiness in the evenings. The last few days we have moved her bedtime from around 10pm to between 7:30-8pm and it's made a big difference. Last night she went down at 8pm and woke up at 2am and 5:30am for feedings. Not too shabby! It's been REALLY nice for Dave and I to have some baby free time for ourselves at night too, so I can safely say that for now we will be sticking with the earlier bedtime. Hopefully Abby continues to sleep well because of it!

Breastfeeding has been going a bit better lately. A few weeks ago we had her frenulum clipped again because the lactation consultant I was seeing noticed that there was still more that could be clipped. She is still occasionally making a loud clicking noise when nursing, but there has definitely been an improvement. We are also nursing in a more reclined position and that seems to help her get a deeper latch too. From here on out it's supposed to keep getting easier, so hopefully that will be the case. I'm still hesitant to give her a bottle again, but I may buy a different nipple type and give it another shot. We don't want to wait too long because then she might not take one at all, but I'm also afraid that it will cause breast feeding latch problems again!

I think those are all the one month updates about Abby! Here are some more recent photos of our little girl:

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