Already One Month Old

After The Bath – 08/22

She really loves her baths, until it’s time to wash her hair… Then there is fussing. She’s very opinionated, just like Mommy.

After her bath, she gets wrapped up in a big warm towel and once she’s dry, I massage calming lavender lotion onto her smooth skin. She loves getting her feet massaged.

Visiting Uncle Zach – 08/25

I visit my brother every weekend almost. He has a pool. Need I say more? 😛 My 2 nieces (8 and 10) love their new cousin too. Who could resist this adorable face?

Watching TV With Daddy – 08/26

She loves watching TV, especially with Daddy. This little girl is going to be a total couch potato. She watches Sponge Bob Square Pants for hours, so content. As soon as a different show comes on, she starts fussing. It’s kind of humorous!

Napping On The Couch – 08/27

Already one month old. I can’t even believe it. I mean, it seems like it was just yesterday I was fat and pregnant! I don’t like how quickly time is flying by… I feel like I’m going to turn around and suddenly she’ll be 18 years old. I don’t want that to happen. I’m just trying to soak up every minute of her.

My Little Princess

My little princess is too good to be true. She’s just so well behaved. I mean, yes she has her fussy moments when she’s looking for the booby, but for the most part, she is a really content and happy baby.

She sleeps from about 1am till about 10am, only waking up to nurse every hour or two during that time. Then during the day, she stays awake for 3 or 4 hours, sleeps for 3 hours, wakes up for another 3 or 4 hours and then goes to bed for the night. Seriously, could it get any better than that?

I just gave her a bath, which she loves until I wash her hair. She doesn’t like her head being wet, so I always save that for last so I can quickly wrap her up in a big fluffy towel when I’m done. Then, I get her dressed and play with her for a while.

She is so aware of her surroundings and she knows voices. When she hears Dan talking, she starts looking around to see where he is.

My mom says she should be in the Guinness World Book of Records because she has already rolled over by herself. I laid her down on the bed, on her tummy, and she pushed herself over onto her back with her arms. I couldn’t believe it!

Nursing is going phenomenal, considering I had no idea what I was doing just over 2 weeks ago. I did so much studying and research about pregnancy and birthing. Some how I completely forgot to study what to do with the baby after I popped her out! I’m getting the hang of it though. So much of it is surprisingly intuitive. My mom has been a big help too.

Dan and I are the only ones who have held the baby, besides the 2 midwives who helped deliver her. We have been super protective and haven’t let anyone even touch her. Yeah, everyone thinks we’re neurotic. Oh well.

Now my little girl is sleeping, so I better get going to bed…

She’s so much precious and perfect. I still can’t believe she’s mine… I rock at making cute babies.

Breastfeeding Essentials

After two weeks of breastfeeding, these are the the essentials I couldn’t live without.

Lansinoh Lanolin Topical Treatment – $9.99

This should be a mandatory Baby Shower present. I am so glad someone bought this for me before I had the baby. I don’t think I would have made it through the first week of breastfeeding without this stuff. I honestly might have just given up from the pain. Luckily, the lanolin made things more bearable. I highly recommend it.

Lily Padz Non-Absorbent Nursing Pad – $19.99

This is the ultimate nursing pad. They are clear, non-absorbent, and discreet. Most nursing pads I have found to be quite bulky and obvious under clothing. With Lily Padz though, you can’t even tell they are there. They stick to your skin, so you also have the option of not wearing a bra. Or you can wear them in bathing suits! I think these nursing pads are great and I’m so glad I found them.

First Years Lanolin Treated Nursing Pads – $6.99

Disposable nursing pads are convenient when you are on the go, but I found that most of them would stick to me after only an hour. This made it quite painful to peel them off every hour to nurse my daughter. I mostly had this problem with the Lansinoh Disposable Nursing Pads. Then I found these disposable Lanolin treated nursing pads that have lanolin right on the pad. I no longer have to peel them off because these are moisturized in just the right spot. A definite lifesaver.

Medela Comfort Nursing Bra – $29.99

This is the most comfortable nursing bra I have tried so far. I think $30 for a bra is quite expensive, especially since it’s not from Victoria’s Secret, but this one is worth every penny. (You can get them cheap on ebay) Besides the fact that it’s very comfortable and un-clips easily with one hand, you still need two hands to clip it back. That’s the only thing I don’t like about it. Everything else is perfect!

Nursing Camisole – $.99 and up

I have one from Target and one from Motherhood and I love both of them. I think nursing camis are the best invention ever. They are so convenient as you don’t have to wear a bra with them. They make nursing at home and in public, really easy. Another must-have for nursing moms.

Cute Little Things

When she sneezes, it’s always a double sneeze. Just like daddy.

When she’s nursing, the eye closest to me is always closed.

When she yawns, it makes me yawn too.

When she sleeps on her back, her arms are always above her head.

She does “got your nose” with her fists.

And she only wakes up to nurse 3-4 times between 1:00am and 9:00am.

I have the perfect baby… 🙂