Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Hadley: Four Weeks

Hadley turned 4 weeks old on September 23rd.
(I'm really late on this post)

Okay, stupid question...if she's 4 weeks on September 23rd, but her birthday is August 26th, does she turn one month on the 26th of September or on the 23rd? Get all that?


All about Hadley

Height/Weight

We haven't been to the doctor since August 30th and at that time she weighed 8lbs 3 oz. This made Mommy so happy since she left the hospital at 7lbs 15oz. She was still 20 inches long, like at birth. I'm excited to go back at the beginning of November to see how you've grown but that just means you're older!


Diapers

You were out of the newborn diapers around week 3. You are currently in size one. Thankfully we were able to use all of the newborn diapers! I have a feeling you'll be in size one for a while.


Clothes

I never thought you would wear newborn clothes but you worn them through week four and a little in to week five. We only had a few outfits for you but it worked! Now you're wearing 0-3 months or just 3 months. They're a little big but it really depends on the brand. I think you're going to be built like your Daddy with long legs, but I hope you have more of my height so you can wear pretty heels.


Feeding

You have been nursing like a champ from day one. I'm so happy and proud of you! Daddy has been giving you a bottle about once a day to make sure we are prepared when going to the sitters. You've been doing excellent with it. I still make sure we nurse most of the time, especially when we're out and about because honestly, it's easier! I'm so thankful nursing has gone well. For us it's really important that you get these nutrients to help you grow big and strong (and it's free)! I also love our time together...even at 3am :)


Sleep

Sleep has been an interesting topic around the house. You slept like a champ up every 3 hours at night the first month. The past week (week 5 going in to 6) have been rough. You're still up every three hours at night, which isn't bad, but you don't want to nap during the day. It's also been really hard to get you down at night. Glammy thinks it's gas related and rubbed your tummy a lot the other day when you were screaming. Mommy is going to watch what she eats just to make sure but it doesn't seem like that would be the problem. We have been giving you tummy drops and really need to make sure you're burping like a champ! Other than that sleep is good. Hoping you start making it to every 4 hours at night...or at least when I go back to work in December.


Other Changes

Hadders I'm worried about your hair. You're quite the bald baby, especially at the top. And your widows peak...omg. I hope that changes otherwise half of your hair is going to be bangs! I'm sure you will have beautiful long locks and we will look back and laugh at this.

I love that you're starting to smile at us and recognize us. It's such a great feeling. You think we're quite funny too.

You love your swing but not a huge fan of your bouncy seat.

You also love to look outside. I can put you in front of the window and you're good for at least 30 minutes. You also love Sesame Street. I'm sure it's just because of the colors and sounds but you are entranced by it. I do want to limit your tv as you get older, but we are all for educational shows and Sesame has come even more educational from when your daddy and I used to watch it.


Since you've been born you've gone to Target a few times, attended two weddings and skyped with your family in Arizona



You're changing every day our sweet girl and as much as I want you to stay little forever, we are so very excited to watch you grow and see you change. I know daddy cannot wait to take you on daddy-daughter dates and I can't wait until we can have lunch at my favorite tea room. Until then I'm going to take in every minute with you because even when I need a short break, I miss you.

We are so thankful you are in our lives and we couldn't imagine living without you!


9 comments:

  1. She is a cutie. I can't believe she is already 4 weeks old. They grow up too fast.

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  2. She's one month on September 26th. The whole "every month doesn't have exactly 4 weeks" can really throw things off. :)

    She is super adorable!

    What tea room do you go to? I want to take Harper to one.

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  3. What a sweet little girl! I had the same question about 4 weeks vs 1 month. I settled on counting the weeks and keeping the month countdown to the actual birthday number. I then make a collage of the week pictures and put them with the one month picture.

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  4. She is too cute! Can't believe she's a month!!

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  5. Not a stupid question at all! I asked my mom the other day (she's a labor and delivery nurse) and this is her answer: babies are 4 weeks when they've been born for 4 weeks and a month on their birth date...I've always been confused about that too! Have you tried gripe water for the gas? Hope to see y'all soon!

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  6. She is soo precious!! I'm so glad nursing is going so well for you. Two things I've had to watch since I've been nursing are caffeine and spicy food. Even just a hint of caffeine totally makes Miller fussy and upsets his stomach. Spicy does the same and keeps him up.
    As far as naps during the day go and I don't know where you are wanting her to nap but have you tried the swing? It's the only place Miller will sleep during the day! At first I totally stressed about it but honestly if he gets one good 2-3 hour nap a day in the swing he's a much happier baby and I'm much happier mommy!

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  7. She is such a little bean. I can't believe it's been a month already.

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