Likes: Being swaddled. Nothing calms Baby C down like a tight swaddle. She'll sometimes fight to get out of it, but it's the first thing I do if she's crying. Swaddle plus pacifier combination, even better. Daddy growling at her also seems to stop her crying. Her swing is another favorite. I carry it all over the house over the course of a day. Baby C also loves to be outside. I think she likes the trees.
Dislikes: Sleeping in our bedroom. I have no idea how she knows the difference, but when I try to sleep upstairs in my bedroom, baby girl has a rough night. If I sleep downstairs, she does great. Baby C doesn't like hiccups, and neither do I. They shake her whole little body. She also dislikes not being fed immediately if she's hungry.
Sleeping: Overall, Baby C has been a great sleeper (thank you baby girl!). Most nights she wakes up once or twice to eat and goes right back to sleep. A few days she's wanted to be up for the day between 5:30 and 6, but most of the time I can coax her back to sleep for a couple of hours. Last night she went her longest stretch, 6.5 hours. Awesome!
Eating: Baby C took to nursing right away. She's been the easiest of my girls to nurse during the first month, probably in part because I have 2 years of experience. Baby C eats about every 3 hours during the day, but more frequently in the morning and at night. E has also given her a handful of bottles so far, and she's taking them well. I'm glad it's not a battle. With Miss A and Little J we did a bottle before bed each night, and that's the plan with Baby C too.
Milestones: E swears Baby C really smiled yesterday, but I didn't see it.
Stats: She came home from the hospital at 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was there at her first weight check too. I know she is much bigger now. We'll see what the official weight is at her appointment on Friday, but she's growing out of her newborn clothes quickly, so I have no doubt she's gaining weight well.
|E continuing his tradition of getting each baby a 1 month birthday cake. |
Ice cream cake from DQ... yum!