ONE MONTH! Fastest month ever. So many people ask how it is having two kids vs one. It's easy and it's hard and it's overwhelming. It really just depends on the day! Landry is great with her and seems to love "baby sister" very much! She's always asking about her if she's gone a little while without seeing her. She loves to try and share her goldfish with her. But when both girls are home, finding time to sit and feed Campbell has been difficult and that's typically when Landry seems to get jealous. I've made several outings with both of them and we all survived! I even took both of them to church this morning by myself and we were pretty late, but we made it with no tears! Campbell has been very easy so far. I joke about her being the easy child because she doesn't tell me no! Landry has been going to daycare during the day and I love my time with Campbell. The past few days she has preferred to be held between feedings, but the housework can wait, right?!
Eating: She breastfeeds about every 2-4 hours day and night. If we are home, she usually wants to eat more frequently, but she can stretch longer if we are out and she's in her carrier. Thankfully she breastfeeds well and we haven't had issues! I haven't started pumping for a stash yet.
Sleep: Sleep has improved the last week or so. Thanks to a sweet friend we tried the SwaddleMe Pod and she loves that. She's able to move her arms a little bit so she can keep them up by her chest but her startle reflex doesn't wake her up. I highly recommend the Pod! We also transitioned to the Pack and Play instead of the mamaRoo. This makes me feel much better because I know she's safer to sleep on a flat firm surface. She's going 3-4 hour stretches at night now. At bedtime I usually nurse her in my bed and then swaddle and put her to sleep in her bed. She sleeps with the sound machine (like the rest of us!). Naps are just wherever/whenever.
Clothes: She is still wearing newborn clothes. The weather hasn't really allowed her to wear much of her newborn long sleeve stuff. It's fun and nostalgic to see her wear some of the things her sister wore!
Diapers: She is still in NB diapers and I still prefer Pampers Swaddlers. We are almost out of NBs though so we'll move on to size 1 soon. I tried a bunch of Honest diapers that were given to us and she leaked out of those a lot! She also had a lot of Huggies and those seem to work fine.
At 1 month old she:
- still loves snuggling.
- is starting to be awake more.
- has dark eyes. They're grey brown right now.
- likes the Rock N Play and the mamaRoo.
- takes a Mam pacifier sometimes, but still will often make the MOST sour face when we try to give it to her! We think it's hilarious.
- has really smelly poop! It's sour! Chris made a comment about it and then another friend with a baby mentioned it and I realized it's a little stinkier than most newborns!
- loves lying next to me or Chris in bed.
- is a hot box!