Can you believe that Lucy is a quarter of a year old today?
Time is flying by and it makes me a little sad. But I’m so happy to watch her grow and develop a personality…she is so much fun!!
Lucy has been sleeping through the night for the past month. She lays down between 8 – 830 and puts herself to sleep. I lay her down in a dark room with a noise machine, so I guess she knows what that means!! She never cries, just tosses and turns and sucks on her little hands until she drifts away.
She usually sleeps until around 7 am. Lately she’s been waking up around 2 or 3 am for a feeding, and I feed her and lay her right back down, even if she is still awake. She sometimes tosses and turns a bit, then falls right back asleep for several more hours. I couldn’t be more thankful!
We had such a rough first month or so, but now I think that was due to feeding issues. I don’t make enough milk to sustain her, and that is okay. I do what I can and I supplement the rest, and she is gaining weight like crazy.
Her last doctor appointment was January 31st, and she had gained 2 lbs in 4 weeks. She had also moved from the 3% in weight to 25%, which is really great!! Now I only have to take her for appointments once a month instead of once every week or two, which is a huge relief.
Her personality is really starting to shine through, and I’m truly in awe of how alert and interactive she is. Her favorite thing is to just sit in her bassinet and watch me talk, eat, and do household chores. She much prefers that to being held and snuggling. I love watching her mouth and tongue move while she stares at me intently…I can tell she’s trying to figure out how to make her mouth do what mine is doing.
Of course, she cries, but only if she is hungry or tired. If she’s crying, she needs fed or a nap, and that’s that. After our rough first month, I really thought I was going to be in for a time of it, so I’m surprised at how easygoing she is.
Jon David is so proud and protective over her, and it’s so stinkin’ cute.
I went to his class Valentine party and all the kids knew ALLLLL about her already. Some of them wanted to touch her or look at her, and he kept saying, “Be careful, watch out!!”. Sometimes I feel guilt because I can’t always give him the attention that I used to give him, but I also see how having a baby sister has changed him, and I know that this was a good thing for him. He has grown up a lot and I am so proud of him.
Of course, I still have days where I’m unshowered and frazzled. Sometimes lately I venture out to shop or get something to eat and strap Lucy in her stroller to come along. Some days it goes great, and some days I cut it short to head home because she is fussing, but I know it’s only temporary. They get big so fast, I just want to enjoy it while I can.
We have another doctor appointment in a few weeks and I’m really hoping for more good news on her weight.
Thanks so much for always loving on my sweet baby and checking on us. We are all doing great!!
Have a happy Tuesday!!