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One Month Old

How crazy is it that baby Molly is one month old today. I looked at the calendar and realized that I completely lost October. Life with a newborn is absolutely nuts, I had no idea how crazy hard it would be. I heard all the horror stories and knew it would be hard but man you really have no idea until you live it. And it’s not just the constant breastfeeding and sleeplessness but also questioning everything. I find myself always asking “am I doing this right” “should I be doing more” “what’s this?” and the list goes on and on. Luckily I have a very understanding and amazing pediatrician with phone hours so I can call him up and ask questions when it’s needed.

So it’s been a month and already we have learned a lot about each other and Molly has changed so much already, here’s some highlights….

-Molly is almost too big for her newborn clothes and is wearing mostly 0-3 month size.

-She loves being held up on your shoulder and snuggling in your neck

-When she’s swaddled up she will typically sleep pretty well. The last two nights she gave us 6 and 8 hours at night it was awesome.

-Molly likes to lay under her activity gym and look at the toys. She can’t quite bat at them purposefully but she likes looking at them.

-When she gets really fussy she likes to dance with her dad.

-Breastfeeding really does get easier

-A little makeup, fixed hair and real clothes really help me feel much better and we usually have better days.

-At her two week doctors appointment she weighed 9lbs 5oz so I’m guessing she is now getting close to 10lbs.

-She is spending more time awake which can be a lot of fun when she’s not crying.

That’s all I can think of now, it’s been one heck of a month but we are so looking forward to the next ones.