Thursday, August 14, 2014

Finley Jane : Fourth Month


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Week Fifteen



Week Sixteen



Week Seventeen




Weight/Length
At her 4 month check-up, Finley weighed 12.12 pounds and was 24 inches long

Sleep
Sleep has been mostly good to both of us. Finley is still sleeping mostly though the night. She will get up once or twice to nurse, but always goes back to sleep. We did have one 10 hour night! It was amazing... She likes to wake up around 8:00 and cuddle for about a half an hour. She usually takes a morning nap for about 45 minutes and an evening nap ranging from a half hour to an hour. 

Eating
I thought for sure she would weigh a lot more than she does based on hour often she nurses! Baby still likes to nurse about every hour while she's awake. I've started offering each side at feeding, and she still wants more not too long after. She must still be going through a growth spurt.

Diapers
We are still in size 1. I have about 40 diapers left, so she will be starting 2's very shortly. We're going through so man diapers. About 10 a day. For some reason she's been having more blow-outs this month. I bet the diapers are a bit too small now.

Clothing
This kid is all over the place in clothing. There are still a few newborn pieces that fit! For the most part she is wearing 3 month. Still a few 0-3 and a few 3-6. Newborn shoes finally fit! 

Mood
Finley is one happy baby! She loves to be held, and isn't as selective as she once was. She will smile at almost anyone who smiles at her first. She loves to giggle and play games with you. She's still gassy so that makes her fussy.

LOVES
smiling and giggling
tummy time (mostly)
watching her sister do just about anything
sitting in her bumbo
when I "get-er-get-er"
bouncing in her toys
playing music
blowing bubbles

DOESN'T LOVE
facial hair
having to wait to eat

What I Want To Remember
how sweet she is when she nuzzles in my neck
the way she rubs her eyes when she gets sleepy
her smile every time she looks at me
the love she has for her sister
blowing bubbles
giggling enough to make me laugh right along with her
how much she loves the water
her bottom lip when she starts to cry

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Finley Jane : Third Month


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Week Eleven




Week Twelve




Week Thirteen






Weight / Length
Finley know weighs 

Sleep
She has started sleeping through the night! It's not every night and it's not all night, but she's sleeping between 5-7 hours at a time. She will wake up to nurse and then will go back to sleep for another 2-3 hours. Once we wakes up again I can sometimes get a half hour out of her by rolling her on her side and patting her back. She takes two really good naps during the day. Once in the morning for about 45 minutes and then one in the late afternoon for about two hours. She sleeps really well in the car. So unless we're driving around a lot, she's normally awake most of the day.

Eating
What a piggy! Baby is going through a growth spurt. She's been nursing almost every hour when she's awake. Nursing will last anywhere from 10 minutes to 45 minutes. I feel like all I do is nurse! :) But she's getting a lot bigger. 

Diapers
We are still in size 1. Finally finished up the case of Huggies and are back in Pampers Swaddlers. We have another large case of those, so once I run out we will probably switch to 2's.

Clothing
Officially out of Newborn. Happened just this past week. She can still fit in to some 0-3 onesies and jammies. Pants are too tight. She has several 3 month outfits that fit great. We're even in to a few 3-6, but they are a bit too big. Her little feet still don't fit Newborn shoes.

Mood
The "Mom Only" phase had seemed to stop, finally. She is starting to like it when others hold her. Other than me she really likes her Dad. She will talk and smile to anyone who will smile first. She thinks Story is the greatest thing ever and smiles like crazy every time she sees her. Finley is still a bit gassy so it makes her fussy from time to time. She's been talking a lot more and will sometimes giggle.


LOVES
rolling from side to side
smiling and cooing
batting at her toys
be shaken (seriously. not like shaken, but rocking doesn't cut it)
bath time
facing forward. She wants to be in the middle of everything 
sitting in her Bumbo
swinging

 DOESN'T LOVE
getting put in her carseat
hiccups
being gassy
tummy time

What I Want To Remember
her first time giggling - June 27th, 2014
learning how to move completely off her play mats
the way she smiles at me
how much she loves her sister
how she raises her eyebrows

 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Finley Jane : Second Month


Week Five





Week Six




Week Seven





Week Eight








Weight/Length
Finley now weighs 10 pounds 13 ounces and is 23 inches long! Story was 11 pounds 10 ounces and was 22 inches long. It's fun to see how close the babies are in weight and length.

Sleep
For the most part, she's up every two hours to nurse. She's really sweet though and goes back to sleep right after. We've been putting her to bed around 11:30 and she's up for about an hour around 9:00 the next morning. I know it's super late, but most nights I'm not off work until after 10, sometimes 11. She takes lots of naps throughout the day. Sometimes for a few hours at a time and others for a few minutes here and there. She hates being in her carseat but always falls asleep in the car.

Eating
Nursing has been going great! We have no latching issues, which is a relief. She eats every two hours or so. Sometimes more often. She's been doing one side each time for about 20 minutes. I went back to work when she was two weeks old so she does take a bottle. I'm lucky enough to get to pump so she doesn't have to have formula at all. We use Medela products and got a few Calma nipples. Turns out she doesn't really like those and prefers a regular low flow nipple.

Diapers
This month we went from newborns to size 1. We've been using Pampers Swaddlers. They are by far my favorite for her. We tried a pack of Pampers Sensitives and they didn't work as well. Right now we're going through a pack of Huggies and they are terrible! They aren't nearly as big as the Pampers even though they are 1's. They also are not tight enough in the legs and don't go up high enough in the back. Since we've been using them we've had more leaky diapers. I can't wait for them to run out. We also have an emergency pack of Meijer brand. They aren't that bad, but are not soft at all.

Clothing
She is still mostly in Newborn clothing. There are a few 0-3 that fit. Carter's fit the best. Circo brand is still pretty big, so I have a feeling the Newborns will fit for a while longer. Her feet are so tiny, newborn shoes still don't fit. Luckily it's summer and she doesn't really need shoes.

Mood
Finley is going through a "mom only" phase. She hates it when anyone other than me holds her. Poor Jordan, it's been making the evenings I'm at work really difficult for him. And for her. And for everyone else in the house. Other than that she's pretty happy. She has started smiling and silently laughing. She's also found her voice and likes to coo and make baby sounds. She's really gassy so that makes her uncomfortable.

LOVES
rolling from side to side
smiling and cooing
bat at her toys
be shaken (seriously. not like shaken, but rocking doesn't cut it)
bath time
facing forward. She wants to be in the middle of everything

DOESN'T LOVE
being held by anyone but me
getting put in her carseat
hiccups
being gassy
being on her stomach

What I Want To Remember
her first little smiles - 5 weeks
finally making noises and having converstations
playing with her toys
learning to roll from side to side
being carried like a baby

Mother Update
  • I'm feeling really good! Sometimes I forget I had a C-Section. My incision has healed completely. It's a really small scar and doesn't bother me at all. I stopped taking any pain medication after the first week and I don't regret it at all.
  • I went back to work after two weeks. I feel like I'm able to do just about anything. My energy level is fairly solid so I don't get too tired during my shift
  • I'm about 7 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight. I'm able to wear almost everything I could before. My middle is still pretty soft but it doesn't look it.
Sister Story Update
  • Story and Finley really like each other! Finley likes to watch Story and always smiles when Story talks to her.
  • We haven't encountered too much jealousy, yet. Story understands that Finley needs extra attention because she's just a baby. 
  • Story graduated Kindergarten and is officially on Summer Break!