Saturday, December 9, 2017

Rosie is one month old

Rosie is one month old today. The first month of life consisted mostly of sleep, because theoretically she shouldn't have even been born yet. Today is her actual due date - December 9th! Rosie took approximately 3 weeks to get back up to her birth weight after dropping down to 4 pounds, 12 ounces in the hospital. She hung out around that weight for almost a week before starting to gain back. The doctor thinks she was burning too many calories nursing, so we started pumping and giving her a bottle a couple times a day so she wouldn't have to expend as much energy. She nurses well and is an extremely messy/gulpy bottle feeder. We have to use burp cloths to cover her clothes because she spills everywhere.

Rosie doesn't cry much now unless she is hungry or has gas. She likes being swaddled at night and loves laying next to her brother in a car seat, stroller, bouncer, moby wrap etc. She seems to be fine sitting between Eleanor and Jane in the back seat of our van. She has not taken much to the pacifier, though will use it a bit. She just loses it very easily. Rosie eats every 2-3 hours and sleeps between almost every feed. I feed her before bedtime around 10 pm and then she wakes up around 2 am and 6 am to eat again, so we are getting around 4 hour stretches of sleep at night. She's working on her neck control but doesn't hold her head up yet well - but we also don't do much tummy time yet.

Last we weighed her, she was 4 weeks old and weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces.

Ben and Rosie:

All the kids!

Eleanor at one month.
Jane at one month.
Ben at one month.


La-Jan said...

She is so tiny! Good to hear she has gained back her weight. She looks so delicate and quite alert in that tummy picture. What a cutie! You are doing such an amazing job!

Dorothy said...

Oh so sweet. She still looks so tiny. You are doing such a great job feeding them both so often. I love the close up!

maggie said...

Bummer about the pumping, but glad to hear they are both gaining weight! Way to go!