Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Cassidy is 1 month old!

Cassidy is one month old today! I can't believe how fast this month has flown! But then I think about all she's already been here for and it feels like she's been with us a long time :) And that whole "ten days late" thing is totally a distant memory!

We took her in for her one month check up today. Troy was quite insistent that we were just there for Cassidy to have a checkup and that it wasn't his turn until after he was three years old :) We just saw the nurse practitioner today since we couldn't get in with our doctor. I saw her a handful of times with Troy and liked her so it didn't bother me. She's a sweet older lady who has an ease in how she deals with the kids. I was thrilled to find out that in the last week Cassidy has gained 8 ounces! After dealing with milk supply struggles, among other things, its reassuring to know she's growing so well now! Janet was thoroughly impressed with Cassidy's strength and how she's practically rolling over. She even gave her some smiles, to which Janet responded, "are you SURE you're just one month old?!"

Eating: going much better now! Obviously Cass is getting all she needs, so now I just need to get fully healed up from our initial breastfeeding troubles and we'll be in good shape overall. I keep thinking about how "easy" breastfeeding got once Troy and I became more comfortable with it and I would love to get there with Cass sooner rather than later too. She eats 8-10 times a day right now. Usually for 30-45 minutes or so. 

Sleeping: this girl can stay AWAKE a long time! Not a newborn who sleeps 20 hours a day or anything. She was up seven hours straight yesterday (wayyy too long!) She's getting up around 8am, napping once in the morning and once in the afternoon (and hopefully once in the evening) before going to bed anywhere between 8 and 10. I put her to bed after Troy goes to bed. She is thankfully giving me a long-ish stretch to start the night, between 4 and 5.5 hours. Depending on when our night starts and ends, we're up once or twice most nights. One night this week we were up three and I realized how spoiled I've already become. We're working on getting her down in her bassinet for naps/sleep more often now. 

Playing: she likes her activity mat and doesn't mind tummy time really. Aside from that we don't do much with toys. She enjoys books a LOT and will gladly sit and listen as I read to Troy (as long as she's fed and rested, of course). 

Clothes: All 0-3 month right now. Size 1 diapers.

Likes: Being held. Eating. Snuggles. Carseat/stroller and car rides. Baths. Reading.

Dislikes: Not being held. That's about it. 

New things she's doing: Well everything is new this month. Notably, she smiles. And holds her head up ridiculously well. 

We're so glad you're here, Cassidy Lynn! Can't wait to see what the next month brings! 

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