|One month old today!|
Charlotte is 1 month old today! It is hard to believe that a whole month has gone by, and yet I am so tired it is hard to believe it's only been 1 month.
|Awake at the playground|
Height and Weight: TBD tomorrow at her 1-month visit.
Clothing size: I am still cramming her into some of my favorite newborn clothes, but she is outgrowing them. I guess that means she's into the 0-3 month sizes.
Milestones: Charlotte is awake more during the day. You can see she is starting to focus on things and that some things catch her attention. I also swear she is trying to smile at me. She has a very cute smile.
Outings and Adventures: Charlotte's been to the zoo, the Please Touch Museum, the Little Treehouse, Smith Playhouse, Trader Joe's (a lot), the mall, Costco, and slept through a trip to the indoor pool at the JCC.
Routine/Schedule: We usually get up with the boys, around 7 or 7:30. Sometimes Eric lets me sleep in, and if he does, Charlotte and I will sleep til about 8 or so. She usually wants to eat around 8 or 8:30, and then will be up for a little during breakfast time. Then she'll sleep around 9, for up to 3 hours. Then she wants to eat again, and will be up for a little before going back to sleep from about 1-4. After 4 there is no real predictability. She might fall asleep if she's in the car, or be up for a long time. She nurses off and on, a lot. Around 9 or 9:30 I try to start our bedtime "routine," where Eric will change her diaper and swaddle her while I get ready for bed, and then we'll nurse in bed. Some nights, she is off to sleep quickly. Other nights she is up for a while, fussing and nursing. I would say she is almost always asleep by 11. For the past several nights, she has woken up at 2 on the dot and 5 on the dot to nurse. Then she'll go right back to sleep. I am looking forward to her sleeping longer and only waking up once a night.
Favorite food: breast milk
Favorite person: mommy, since she provides the milk.
Favorite book: she has not expressed a preference so I have to assume it is "The Mixed Up Chameleon," since she hears it every night at her brothers' bed time.
Other big news or highlights of the month: She had her first Christmas, got to meet her 4 grandparents and 2 of her 6 great-grandparents. She has nursed like a pro, and slept most of the month.
ETA: at her appointment on January 22nd, Charlotte weighed 11 lbs and 0.5 oz. She was 22 inches long- both in the 83rd %ile. Her head circumference was only in the 50s, I guess she is a small headed baby like her brother Asher. She is wearing 3 month size clothing and we just moved her into size 2 diapers.