Addie is a month old as of this past Sunday. It feels like we just brought her home yesterday. We are still trying to figure out who she looks like more, her dad or I. One moment she looks a lot like her big sister, but the next she turns her head and they have no similarities.
This little girl was born with rolls, and it seems she has just added to them. I love her chunky little legs, and pudgy little arms. Thigh rolls are the best on little babies! She still has all the hair she was born with on the top of her head, I’m waiting to see if it is going to start to thin out or fall out. Her eye colour is very different from what her big sister’s were like at this point. We can see a lot of blue and grey in Addie’s eyes. Daddy is really hopeful that she has my blue eyes. We wait to see, as her eyes could change through the whole first year.
She had a one month check up yesterday and is 70th percentile for length, and 50th percentile for her head circumference and weight. She is already 22 inches tall, which explains why her pants all look like they shrunk. She is 9.6lbs now. We knew she was around 9lbs already thanks to Jason stepping on the scale with her, plus it felt like she had put on weight suddenly over night.
Addie has been sleeping like a champ since the first week. (Last night though was a whole other story, I think we have hit the six week growth spurt early) She is normally done for the night around 9pm, wakes once or very rarely twice to eat, and goes back to sleep right away and is up to start her day with us around 7am. My whole pregnancy I was praying for a good sleeper. Hopefully, my prayers were answered. We are slowly figuring out her sleep routine for during the day. This girl loves her daytime sleep and crashes for several hours in length. I’m trying to keep track of when to slowly work our way towards what her nap time will be. We try to not let her be awake for more than an hour during the day before she naps again, as we have seen that she gets very grumpy if awake too long. The one thing with Addie is that she grunts a lot during her sleep. We are still trying to get her big sister switched over to her big girl room, we have a feeling Addie is going to be just like Evie and will sleep solidly through the night when we put her in her own room.
So far she does not seem to have the same reflux issues that Evie had. I don’t think we could have handled it if she did. She has spat up only a handful of times. While Evie had breast feeding issues and couldn’t because of that, Addie is a good nurser but it is me with the major issues and lack of supply. I am hopeful about it all, but I have no problem supplementing with bottles if it means she is happy, healthy, and adding to her rolls. She is an absolutely snuggle bug, which I love. Thanks to this, Jason and I have both been doing a lot of baby wearing at home. Our Beluga Baby wrap has been a huge help!
Evie is loving being a big sister. It is like she grew up over night, and changed in so many ways. We have just recently hit the moment in time where she is struggling a bit with the change to having another little person around, and our attention is not on her 100% of the time. She started ballet recently, and is loving that. I’m already looking to sign her up for more. We are also trying to make sure she gets one-on-one time with each of us. Most recently I took her out to see a movie with me (thank you bottle feeding and pumping!). She needs that time, and attention from us.
I am still trying to figure out how to get both kids ready at the same time, especially now that Jason is back to work. It definitely takes me awhile to get both girls ready and out the door on time. It also seems like Addie is out to get me each time I have tried to take them out, and will have a scream fest in the car because she’s decided she is hungry despite the fact that I had just fed her in the house moments before. We’ve been late places a few times. Thankfully I have yet to forget diapers or wipes when we go out. Slowly I am figuring out all of this. How to be a mom to two. My heart definitely grew several sizes the day Addie was born. There’s more than enough room for them both.
Dear sweet Addie, we absolutely love and adore you. You are just what our family needed. This first month with you had gone past so quickly. I could go for time slowing down, for now I am going back to soaking up newborn cuddles for 2 more weeks. I was told I get to call you a newborn til week 6, so I will. We are loving watching you grow, and change each and every day. Happy one month Addie dearest!