It’s hard to believe that my little girl is one month old already. How time flies! I thought it would be fun to share a monthly update on CC, including a growth progress photo collage (just like my bump updates throughout my pregnancy). I also talk about what’s going on in my new Mommy lifestyle.
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Just in case you missed my delivery post, here are CC’s birth stats: Born December 28, 2015 // 6 lb 6 oz // 20″
CC’s Current Stats:
❊ Age – One Month
❊ Weight & Height – 8 lb 8 oz and 22.25″
❊ Eat – Obviously CC likes Mommy’s milk a lot and I have plenty of it because she is gaining and growing like a champ! She feeds anywhere from 8-12x a day. I’m still getting the hang of breastfeeding, but CC is obviously already a seasoned pro. I am exclusively breastfeeding.
❊ Sleep – Newborns sleep a lot and CC is no exception! She sleeps for anywhere from 45-90 minute clips during the day between feedings except for in the evening when she cluster feeds. At night she generally sleeps anywhere from 90 minutes to 3 hours at a time, waking up twice to feed.
❊ Recent Milestones – Gaining more neck strength and control of her little noggin every day! CC can easily move her head from side to side and excels at tummy time. She’s also getting more alert with each passing day and spends more time taking in her surroundings. CC had her first real bath (we just did sponge baths up until now) just the other day after the rest of her umbilical cord finally fell off. I think this girl is going to be a bath lover, just like her Mommy and Daddy!
❊ Special Moments – Spending time in the arms of her grandparents who come to visit regularly. Song time in the arms of Mommy and Daddy. Also, turning one month old on Mommy’s birthday. I love that we share a birthday date just one month apart!
❊ Favorites Things – The Fisher-Price My Little Snugabunny Deluxe Newborn Vibrating Rock n’ Play Sleeper has been essential for daytime naps for CC. She’s so comfy in it! We love it so much we bought the Snugapuppy version to keep upstairs. Her Halo bassinet is a great, safe place to sleep right next to my side of the bed at night. CC generally wears Carter’s Fleece Sleep & Play’s during the day and a bodysuit (“onesie”) underneath a Halo Sleepsack Swaddle at night. Her most absolute favorite thing is Mommy’s milk. 😉
❊ Mommy’s Experience – It’s been an incredible journey already! While life is certainly quite different now with a baby (talk about a total lifestyle 180!) it feels completely natural at the same time. Yes, there have been some overwhelming moments, mainly surrounding my issues (NOT CC’s) with breastfeeding (continued nipple & breast pain) and wishing I could do more for her for her typical newborn digestion issues (that gas is no joke!). Overall, I feel like we settled into life together almost immediately and life before her already feels like a foggy, distant memory. It’s like she’s always been here and a part of our family. It’s amazing how those maternal instincts kicked in right away without my even realizing it! It would be nice to get a *little* more sleep, but honestly, I don’t mind feeling a bit tired because I’m so over the moon in love with my girl and enjoying this special time together. This kind of love is a great adrenaline boost!
I thought I’d pop in this comparison collage I put together of me (left) and Don (right) as infants so you can see the resemblance. She’s definitely our baby!
Check out this video if you’d like to hear more about my postpartum recovery journey thus far:
I hope you enjoyed CC’s first monthly update. Let me know if there are any other points you’d like me to cover in these posts. As always, I’d love to hear about your experiences if you care to share.
Thank you so much for all of your support and well wishes! ❤️
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