Besides the actual sleeping position, once I could get her to go to sleep she did pretty well and would sleep for 3.5-4 hours at a time. My boys NEVER did that. Not for several months so I didn't have expectations for this. It has been so nice!
A win for me this month was going to Target for the first time with all three kiddos without having a single meltdown. I even told the boys "no" at least 85 times when they asked for a toy or something they saw strategically placed at their eye level. River started to get fussy because she was hungry and I just fed her IN MY SLING!!! If ever I have felt like a superhero, it was at this moment. I knew if I could handle this minuscule moment that I could actually raise three kids, possibly even more in the future, who knows.
I will say, I was positively terrified at the transition of adding another family member would have on the boys and specifically Shepherd. I have been pleasantly surprised though by his response to her. Shepherd has been gently at all times and helpful bringing her a pacifier, blanket, diaper, or wipe when needed. He is proud of his little sister and tells everyone how he knew it was a girl and mommy thought it was a boy! Judah, however, hasn't done as well as I thought he would. He has regressed, again, with potty learning. He pees his pants multiple times a day, but if I put him in a pull-up he doesn't even attempt to use the potty. Not gonna lie, I feel bad for his teachers at PDO, but they all know he needs to move forward with potty learning and doesn't need to wear a diaper/pull up anymore. I just take at least 3 changes of pants/underwear and a wet bag with us at all times.
Being a mom of 3 has definitely been a change, but the biggest change is transitioning from an all-boy mom to a mom of boys AND a girl. It has been so fun dressing her up with bows, bonnet, and even some frills.
How many months old? 1 month
Weight? 9 pounds 6 ounces
Doctor check-up? We've just had the 2-day and 2-week check-ups. She was 8 pounds 6 ounces at her 2 week check up!
Any teeth? no teeth
Sleep? She sleeps all day pretty much still. She will be up for 30-45 minutes and sleep again. She sleeps in 3.5-4 hour increments at night.
Feeding? At night she feeds twice before 6:30am. So once at midnight and again around 3:30am. And she has always fed like a champ. Her first latch was perfect. I still have dips in my milk supply in the evening so occasionally we have been heating up some of my milk that I've pumped. She has taken a bottle 3 times and has had no trouble.
Eating anything? No
Developmental milestones? She lifts her head and tracks with her eyes. She doesn't really coo too much yet, but she definitely cries when she is hungry or wants to be held. She hasn't rolled over yet and has only smiled a handful of times.
Favorite toy? She just likes her wubbie (wabbanub pacifier). She wants the pacifier or boob all the time.
Speech and language? Same as the developmental milestones. Just cries - not necessarily coos.
Loves? She loves looking at the fan and when mommy holds her. She also loves being in my wrap. I, unfortunately, have to take her out of her car seat (because I am not about to carry that cumbersome thing) every day when I drop the boys off at school. I got in trouble for leaving my younger kids in the car when dropping Shepherd off. I get it - it is ILLEGAL, but COME ON! They are sleeping and it takes less than 2 minutes. Bless. I need a car attendant because it is such a huge pain sometimes.
Dislikes? She is such an easy going baby. I would say sometimes she doesn't like her car seat, but if we give her a wubbie she usually falls right to sleep. She doesn't like feeling hungry in the evening when my supply isn't at its peak.