Thursday, June 4, 2015

One Month

Weight: I think about 9.5 pounds...she was just under nine pounds at her appointment a week ago.

Height: Last week they measured her at 20.5 inches still, but I think she may be a little longer than that.  Her pediatrician seems to think they were extra generous at birth....we think they were stingy at her appointment :)

Nicknames: Ella, Ellie, pumpkin, sister, baby

Eating: Big eater just like her sister! She latched on just minutes after she was born and would be permanently connected if I let her.  I have not really been keeping track of her feedings (#secondkid), but I would say she eats usually every 2-3 hours...sometimes less and sometimes more.  She usually eats twice during the night.

supervising her sister playing in the backyard
Sleeping: Oh another great sleeper! We aren't falling for it this time! She has been sleeping anywhere from 3-6 hours at night.  She usually has one long stretch at the beginning of the night, usually from about 9pm until about 1-3am.  Then she is up again around 4-6am.  She sleeps so great swaddled....if you can get her to stay swaddled.  She tries to bust out of it so hard, but daddy's got her number :)  She doesn't like to miss anything during the day and usually naps best if she is being held or in her carseat (on a walk or during errands).  

Diapers: She is now in size 1 since we ran out of newborns.  We have used pampers and huggies.  She has Joye legs, so the size 1 diapers were a little big at first, but are working fine now.  Still in newborn clothing, although she has been put in a few 0-3 month outfits *ahem daddy*

her great-grandfather and name twin!
Social: Ellasyn has been able to meet so many people in her first month of life. She has met all three sets of grandparents, two sets of great grandparents, uncles, aunts, family friends and baby friends :)

Likes: She loves breastfeeding. She also likes her car seat and swing. She loves to sleep while being held. She also likes to pull mommy's hair and put her hands wherever they aren't supposed to go.  She likes to be outside and she loves the bath!

Dislikes: She seems to really dislike waiting for food.  She is also not a fan of getting poked by her sister...And sadly enough she doesn't really seem to be a fan of her pacifier. In fact, she often gags when we try and give it to her #dramaqueen

Mommy: Well if you read Ellasyn's birth story, then you know I had a rough few weeks after she was born.  C-sections are no joke and I was pretty miserable.  The baby blues also hit me really hard this time.  After about the first two weeks, things started to get a little better every day.  
Ella's first Mother's Day
Daddy: Well we had daddy home for almost 19 straight days! Between spring break and the time he took off, it was so weird to have him go back to work.  This is one of his busiest times of the year with his annual golf tournament and end of the year events.  Plus, he started back to school last month and wakes up extra early every morning to do schoolwork.  He is a rockstar, but we miss him! 
daddy's girl
Furbabies: Poor second child, I am fairly certain that they don't even realize Ellasyn has joined our family. Although they were very excited when the baby gear returned.  Dunphy takes some epic naps in the bouncer!

What we're looking forward to: Summer time!!! We can't wait to do some fun things, go on a family vacation 
and have lots of time with daddy!

teacher's child

second time to the beach!

she makes some epic faces

hanging with her sis

month one in the books!

visiting with gramps

a slight incident with the diaper cream....

love her snuggles

chillaxin with dad

she's so gangster

1 comment:

  1. She's a beauty! Congratulations! I just love her name!