It's hard to believe that one month ago, Felicity entered our world. It seems like yesterday, and yet, I can't imagine our family without her. She is a precious girl, already smiling at us and looking around her world in those brief awake times... That are often late at night. We love our sweet baby, and as she adjusts to her new life outside of mama, I look forward to learning all about her. And chronicling her growing here!
We've spent many hours together in the last month. Breastfeeding is a commitment, y'all! But thanks to resources and past experiences, this BF journey has been a bit easier the second time around. She had tongue and lip ties like Wilder, but I got them revised at 5 days old--several weeks before a Wilder's. I was still damaged where she was chomping, but not as much. We're still working on her latch, but she's much better.
She prefers to sleep on my chest or Zach's rather than lying on her back for sleep. Who wouldn't? She doesn't like the halo swaddlesacks, but she'll tolerate one called the Love to Dream (thanks Bec!!) that lets her hold her hands up by her face and that has helped. Still, she sleeps in 1.5-2.5 hour stretches. Per usual for a newborn. I don't mind for now because she does go back to sleep easily. I'll sleep someday :-)
More about Felicity this month:
- She can hold her head up for a short time
- Smiles at us sometimes!
- already wearing size 1 diapers and 3 month old clothes (they're a little big)
- can track family members voices and look at them. Especially her big brother!
- can push against you with her feet
- hates the car seat
-loves to be worn in a wrap
- weighed 9.5 lb last week and was 21.5 inches long 2 weeks ago. Apparently she's in the 97th percentile for height!
Here are some more photos from rainy today!
And here are some newborn photos by the uber-talented Jashley Boatwright!
|So sad. We can't find Pierre. He's been missing two weeks now :-(|
|love this one so much!|
|His favorite game haha|