Jan 9, 2019

Emma Lynn: One Month



Dear Emma:

I can't believe you are now a month old. How did that happen?! This last month has seriously flown by. I know some of that has been because it was Christmas and your father and sister were home, but I know some of it is because you are already growing so fast.

You are doing so awesome. You are growing so quickly. We are on the last of our newborn diapers and trying to make them last but you are almost too big for them finally. It's a mix on the newborn clothes. Some of them fit you great and others definitely don't fit. You are just too long now and your head is too big but otherwise you are a skinny little thing. You could definitely wear your newborn clothes longer if you weren't so tall already.

Even though you are really skinny, you are eating like a champ. We have moved completely to formula which you are doing great with. At first it was a struggle because the nipples flowed too fast but you have gotten used to them now and that definitely isn't the problem. Sometimes you are a challenge to burp which leads you throwing up. You definitely don't throw up as much as your older sister did but you throw up more than your brother. Maybe I should buy stock in laundry soap because you are making me do more laundry than I would like. You are normally - when you aren't throwing up that is - eating about 3-4 ounces every four to five hours.

As far as sleeping, well that's pretty much all you do. I think your siblings are a little disappointed that you aren't awake for very long, but I'm sure they will change their opinions once you are getting into their rooms and toys before long. We have been working on adding in tummy time between when you eat and when you fall asleep again during the day, but sometimes you just pass out so it doesn't always happen. At night you are sleeping awesome - once we finally get you to sleep. You tend to have trouble settling early evening and you spend a lot of time crying at us. Lately your dad has been having to wear you until you fall asleep then wait until you are really down to put you down in the port-a-crib. Once you are down though you have been sleeping five hour chunks and actually went eight hours between feedings the other night, so when you add in the time you spent crying at us, you slept about six hours. It was pretty awesome. You always end up waking up at about 4:30 in the morning to eat again but at least at that time you go right back down.

Things are going well with you. You are definitely easy and just an all-around content baby. Your brother and sister adore you. Your dad and I love all your cuddles. You fit right in with our family and we are so happy that you are you. I love you so much.

Love, Mama

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