Saturday, October 5, 2013

Sadie's First Month

Weight: 6 lbs. 4 oz. She isn't quite on the growth chart yet :)

Height: 17 1/4 in. No growth chart for height yet either!

Nicknames: Sadie babe, Sadie Baby, Sade, Peanut, Pooper, Stinker, Sweet Girl

Eating: Sadie has done great with eating since being released from the hospital. I was worried since this was her only issue in the NICU. She breastfeeds all day and takes one bottle at morning and at night so she can take her vitamins. She usually eats every 2-3 hours during the day and every 3-4 at night. When she is hungry, she definitely lets you know!

Sleeping: So far, Sadie has been a great sleeper. She sleeps most of the day and she sleeps pretty much anywhere. We aren't allowed to let her go more than four hours without eating, but she has been having a few four hour stretches at night lately. She isn't a huge fan of swaddling, she really likes to have her arms out.

Diapers: She is wearing newborn diapers now, mainly because we ran out of preemie. We also ran out of Pampers and are now using Huggies, which we can't stand.

Social: Sadie has been able to meet so many people in her first month of life despite being in the NICU for over two weeks. She has met two sets of grandparents, two sets of great grandparents, uncles, aunts, family friends and baby friends :)

Likes: She loves breastfeeding. She also likes her bouncer and swing. She loves to sleep on Mommy and Daddy's chest. She also likes to suck on her fingers. Mostly she likes to eat and sleep :)

Dislikes: She DOES NOT like waiting for food. When she is ready to eat, she makes it loud and clear. She doesn't love to have her diaper changed, especially when she is ready to eat. We are undecided on the bath, but I have a feeling it might end up in this category.

Mommy: Loving being a mom! From the moment she was born, I have felt like a new person. Pregnancy was rough on me and so was labor. I almost instantly felt like a million bucks from the moment I delivered her. The first couple of weeks were rough emotionally, since obviously having your baby in the hospital is something I would never wish on anyone. I am very thankful that my milk supply has been abundant, although at moments a little too abundant. I am now taking lecithin daily to help with my clogged ducts (those are brutal!). I definitely have my appetite back and am hungry all the time.

Daddy: We loved having Daddy at home last week. He is such a great dad already! He gets up for every feeding, changes a ton of diapers and just loves like crazy on Sadie. He is so patient with her even when she is screaming :)
Daddy does have some difficulties with dressing...
Furbabies: Dunphy was not so sure about Sadie, but is slowly warming up to all of us. Chesney has been in love since the beginning. She is SO protective over her. She is always the first one on the scene when she starts fussing.

What we're looking forward to: More time at home! We just love being home and it is the best time of year! Hopefully mommy can find some time to decorate for Fall!

She was very disappointed in everyone's predictions :)
Month one celebration

First trip to the doctors

Helping mommy pump

her hair is so poofy now it makes her look like she has a major cone head :)

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