This first month as a family of four has flown by! Time really needs to slow down, but I know its most likely to only speed up once I go back to work and we really get into our new normal. Sidney Claire made what seems like a seamless transition into our family and its hard to remember how things were before she was here. Although, I do know it was alot easier to go anywhere, haha!
Weight: 9lbs 2oz- As of 2/19 you still weren't back to your birth weight. When we left the hospital you were 8lbs 7oz and stayed there for a solid week. You seemed to be eating normally and were always content but just weren't gaining weight. After what seemed like a gazillon weight check appointments you finally hit 9'1 on your 3 week bday and your Dr. was satisified that you had turned the corner because you had gained 7 oz in 7 days, so we weren't required to come back. But the next week at your ACH study visit you only weighed 9'2 which is just a 1 oz gain in a week. I'm writting this post a few days after your month bday and although I haven't weighed you I am confident you have gained weight since your last weight check. You are filling out your clothes much more than last week and I can just tell you are heavier. You are still nursing, but I do give you 1 bottle a day of breastmilk. One reason is so you are used to the bottle when you start daycare and the other just so I know your belly is good and full at night.
Length: 21 inches
Sleep: You are an amazing sleeper, we couldn't be happier about that. From the day you came home from the hospital you have only woken once or twice a night. You love to be swaddled. You usually go down between 9 and 11p and wake between 12a-2a and then between 5a and 8a. You are starting to stay awake more during the day and seem to be getting more interested in your playmat and the mobile on your swing.
Likes: swing, bouncy seat, being held and the pacifier(this should probably be under Love)
Dislikes: baths, although you do like your hair being washed and rinsed. diaper changes and the hiccups.
You still have most of your hair and it seems to actually be growing already! I'm really hoping it doesn't all fall out, but even if it does you will still rock a bow like nobodys business.
Your Daddy and I love you so much and are so blessed to have you and your brother. I'm so excited to watch you grow and learn, but please try not to do it too fast.