Thursday, February 13, 2014

Watch Me Grow: Evelyn is One Month Old

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Evelyn hit the one month milestone earlier this week.  Even though it’s only been a month since we welcomed Evelyn into this world, I feel like she’s always been a part of our family.  I feel so blessed to have her here that I could just snuggle her and look down at her all day.

At night though, I would like some sleep.

I have an over supply of milk.  Which sounds like a good thing.  But in reality, it’s not.  Evelyn fills up on lower fat foremilk before ever getting to the higher fat content hindmilk.  So she doesn’t stay full very long.  Also, since my milk comes out so fast, Evelyn gulps and chokes causing her to take in a lot of air.  Air in a baby’s tummy = gas and colic.  I’m working on getting my supply lower, and Evelyn’s pediatrician has recommended that she start taking colic probiotic drops.  Hopefully with trying to tackle this from both ends, we can get this figured out and I can have a happy baby.

Otherwise Evelyn is doing great.  She loves her big brother and sister.  Trenton and Charlotte come barreling into my bedroom every morning after they eat breakfast (about the same time I finish feeding Evelyn).  They talk to Evelyn about 100 miles a minute, and Evelyn really has started trying to keep up with both of them.  It’s so fun to watch.

Evelyn seems to be a bit of an overachiever.  The day she turned one month old, I had her on the floor playing.  After a while on her back, I flipped Evelyn over to her tummy.  She played for a bit on her tummy, and the next thing I knew, she had rolled over to her back!  I thought it was a fluke, but she did the same thing later that day!  Now if she could just be an overachiever in the sleep department…

Weight: 8 pounds, 4 ounces (45th percentile)
Height: 20 1/2 inches (25th percentile)
Eating: Every 3-4 hours during the day and every 2-3 hours at night.
Sleeping: By the time I feed her and get her back down, she normally sleeps about 1-1/2 to 2 1/2 hours at a time during the night.
Diapers: Size Newborn
Clothes: Newborn, but it looks like we’ll be moving to 0-3 month clothes soon.

I just love watching this little girl grow and change every day. I can’t wait to see what she does in her second month! 

9 comments:

Jenn said...

Sleep-wise I am cringing for you. But she seems to make up for her lack of sleep by being overly cute. :) Hoping the milk issues get sorted out soon!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Sleep baby girl, sleep! Can you pump first for a minute or too and then nurse? Such a pain I know, but if it means sleep... Miss you guys!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Sleep baby girl, sleep! Can you pump first for a minute or too and then nurse? Such a pain I know, but if it means sleep... Miss you guys!

Rachel Ross said...

Aawwhh she's precious! Sorry about the sleep and milk issues, no fun! Hopefully they resolve themselves quickly!

Shannon said...

I just love this picture of her. Such an adorable facial expression!!

I'm with Kate - maybe pumping for a bit before hand so E gets the good stuff?

Jen said...

Wow a month old already?! She is so cute!

Mrs.B said...

Happy 1 month, baby girl!

Hope you get some sleep soon.

Hilary @ Peanut Butter Spoonfuls said...

A month already!!? She keeps getting cuter!

I had a major oversupply with B and all of the issues you are describing. What really helped us was block feeding (http://www.mother-2-mother.com/blockfeeding.htm). Also I found if I nursed him lying down on a towel or held him sort of up above my boob then he could let the extra milk, especially the foremilk, sort of dribble out rather than choking it back.

Good luck! It was a huge pain but I tell myself at least better than the opposite problem :)

Hilary @ Peanut Butter Spoonfuls said...

A month already!!? She keeps getting cuter!

I had a major oversupply with B and all of the issues you are describing. What really helped us was block feeding (http://www.mother-2-mother.com/blockfeeding.htm). Also I found if I nursed him lying down on a towel or held him sort of up above my boob then he could let the extra milk, especially the foremilk, sort of dribble out rather than choking it back.

Good luck! It was a huge pain but I tell myself at least better than the opposite problem :)