Dessa is officially a month old! I can’t believe it, time is going by too fast. She is such a calm, sweet and sometimes sassy baby. I really want to document her first year by doing monthly updates. I want to be able to look back and remember what Dessa was like as a baby so you should be seeing these updates monthly from now on. I hope you enjoy.
Weight & Length: 9 pounds 7 ounces & 26 inches
Sleeping: For the most part Dessa has been a good sleeper. She will sleep 3 to 4 hours if she is being held the whole time but if you put her in her glider she will still sleep up to 2 hours at a time. During the night she naturally fell into a routine of waking up every 2 hours starting at 1 a.m. It isn’t a pleasant routine for me but I can make due.
Eating: She loves her breastmilk. She eats every 2 to 3 hours unless she is taking one of her long naps and then she’ll just push back a feeding. We had some trouble getting her to latch the first week and I was having to pump and then bottle feed her but with a little help from my midwife she is great with breastfeeding.
Clothing: Dessa was 8 pounds 12 ounces at birth so she was wearing 3 month size clothes from the very beginning. She is still in 3 month sized clothes but is filling them out much better and I’m pretty sure she is just about to outgrow her footie pajamas in length.
Likes: She loves being held, having her head rubbed, stairing at bright lights and being walked around in her Baby K’tan
Dislikes: Laying flat on her back, being set down while she is awake and not instantly getting fed when she starts to fuss
Milestones: She made it to a month and celebrated her first Valentine’s Day!
Baby Gear We Love:
We have been loving her Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing in Allison. It’s been nice to be able to set her down every once in a while. We also like that it doesn’t take up a huge space in our living room and can be plugged into an outlet. It has a smooth glide and some white noise but we never use the noise as her brother provide enough.
Her Mamaroo is a close second to her glider. Some nights she will fall asleep in it which gives Nick and I more room in bed, which is always nice.
Nick has really gotten into wearing Dessa around in our Baby K’tan and she seems to enjoy being walked around the house and helping her daddy do chores.