1 Month Baby Update

Piper 1 Mo

I cannot believe we are already celebrating that fact that our sweet pea is already a month old! This month has flown by, and yet at the same time it has felt as though each day moves so slowly. Here are some memories I want to make sure I hold on to from this month.  We will go to the doctor this week for her 1 month check-up, but if her two-week appointment is any indication, I am sure her doctor will tell us she is continuing to gain weight like a champ (I mean just look at those wonderful baby rolls)!

  • Like most newborns, P was super sleepy the first two weeks, but her periods of wakefulness have begun to increase everyday.
  • She is such a good little nurser, but I have to admit it hasn’t been smooth sailing in that department.  Every soon-to-be-mom needs to know that it can be difficult, so reach out for help EARLY!  I have been SO thankful for the Baylor healthcare system and their LCs.  Sometimes you just need a little help “troubleshooting” 🙂
  • With that same point, though many would tell you to wait at least a month before offering the paci or bottle, we introduced them both to her about a week ago – and it has been great!  From Day 1 she has had a strong sucking reflex, so she LOVES her Wubbanub, and inserting the bottle into our feedings has allowed Mason to take over her late evening feeding.  I am so grateful for this, as it gives the two of them such sweet time for them to bond, as well as give mama a little break (and the freedom to enjoy a glass of wine every once in a while).  Soon we’ll be able to go out on dates without a worry about her!
  • I have struggled with the balance between flexibility and starting sleep training.  We have tried to mesh various opinions/schools of thought on this, but overall she is a great napper and nighttime sleeper (she was pretty quiet at night while in the womb, so it has been an easy transition thus far for her to adjust to a proper day/night schedule).
  • Piper loves sleeping on our chests (especially Daddy!).  The first few nights we spent switching off sleeping in the glider with her until she got accustomed to her bassinet.  We now do nighttime sleep in the bassinet by mommy and daytime naps in our own crib!
  • The best way to keep her swaddled is with the Miracle Blanket.  It lives up to its name.
  • We have come to love our swing, but the Mamaroo is still an adjustment.  I have a feeling that as she gets older she will like it more.
  • Bath-time was no fun the first time, which was merely a water issue.  Once we increased the temperature just a bit the tears went away (well, until we take her out of the tub)!  Bath time is a fun family event for us now, and we can tell it sure is easy to do baths with two people.
  • P is crazy strong – pushing with both her hands and feet with force that I didn’t know was possible for 7 lbs.
  • The doctors have a little concern about her hips – we had an ultrasound last week and determined that she has a shallow socket on one hip, so we may have to put her in a harness for a little while (though it could just be something she needs to grow out of).  Say a little prayer for her as we work with the doctors to determine the best path forward.
  • I am super excited to be able to celebrate my very first Mother’s Day this year!  Since it is also Mason’s graduation weekend, P will get to have both her grandmas (J and Mo Mo) to celebrate it with!
  • Sneezes and toots usually come as a package deal.  Who knew that could be so cute.

bath timeOur first bath – notice the distress

P and BevoWe love our Bevo Wubbanub

P in MamarooA calm moment in the Mamaroo

Piper carseatWaiting to see the doctor

Play mat PP loving her play mat

Pretty PLove that sweet face


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