One Month Old

One Month Old

By the second month, we had started to venture out more. We went to Target on a regular basis now, we went and had lunch with some friends. We where setting into our new routine. I was still working on how figuring out everything, but it was getting better.

I had been still stressing out about the feeding situation. We went to the doctor, and he gave me the best news, he said it was okay if I stopped breast feeding. She received enough of the good nutrients she needed from me, and would be okay if she was just on formula. I cried. On one hand I did not want to stop because I thought it was best for her to eat what I produced, on the other hand, I was so tired of it all. Pumping all the time and not sleeping. Even when she slept longer I couldn’t because I needed to pump. So it was time to let it go. She was healthy, strong. As you can see here she was already lifting her head and looking around.

I had been still stressing out about the feeding situation. We went to the doctor, and he gave me the best news, he said it was okay if I stopped breast feeding. She received enough of the good nutrients she needed from me, and would be okay if she was just on formula. I cried. On one hand I did not want to stop because I thought it was best for her to eat what I produced, on the other hand, I was so tired of it all. Pumping all the time and not sleeping. Even when she slept longer I couldn’t because I needed to pump. So it was time to let it go. She was healthy, strong. As you can see here she was already lifting her head and looking around.

At six weeks, I started sleep training her. Before this, I had been sleeping in a day bed with her, as it was the only way to get her to sleep. We where in her room. Since hubby had gone back to work after the first week, I did not want him waking up all hours of the night with her, because of the type of work he does. So we moved to her room, which also meant he didn’t see me much.

Sleep Training: I did a lot of research on this. There are many methods out there, and most methods tell you that your baby can not learn them till about three months old. I decided that I would start now and if it took her to three months to get it then that was okay.

My Method: I first started putting her in the crib and then I would work on doing her laundry, folding, hanging up and so on. I would stand in the middle of the room. Sometimes she would start to cry, I would walk to her, pat her tell her I was here and then walk back to the middle of the room. I only had to do this about three times before she stopped crying for me. Then it was time to get her to sleep in the crib at night. I started with the 4 Bs. Bath, Bottle, Book (song) Bed. She would get a bath, which she loved, then I would give her a bottle, then I would read her a book, but that turned into singing her a song. Then I would hold and rock her. I decided not to rock her to sleep. A lot of the methods recommend putting the baby down in the crib sleepy, as in this picture, and not asleep. This worked well for us. By the third night using the 4 Bs I was able to put her down and she might wake up once or twice.

I was told she is an angel baby. Apparently there are angel babies and dragon babies. She is great. She is happy, does not fuss. Oh, I also about two weeks old started introducing sign language. So when she would fuss for a bottle I would do the sign for milk. It was about the second month, where she would start to cry for a bottle, I would sign milk, and she would stop crying and wait for me to get her bottle. I did not realize how big of a step this was till I saw other babies that if they did not get their bottle when they wanted it, they cried bloody murder. But she is a happy baby, very responsive to her surroundings. 

I was told she is an angel baby. Apparently there are angel babies and dragon babies. She is great. She is happy, does not fuss. Oh, I also about two weeks old started introducing sign language. So when she would fuss for a bottle I would do the sign for milk. It was about the second month, where she would start to cry for a bottle, I would sign milk, and she would stop crying and wait for me to get her bottle. I did not realize how big of a step this was till I saw other babies that if they did not get their bottle when they wanted it, they cried bloody murder. But she is a happy baby, very responsive to her surroundings.

She started to like her binkie more and more. IT was not really her thing. She prefers her thumb, but when she gets really sleepy she will suck on her binkie. I was a thumb sucker, so this was no surprise to me. She was staying awake longer and longer and would watch me. I used the moby wrap to have her next to me while I did some crafts or while I cleaned. This was nice, that I could hold her without actually holding her. I did not think I would spoil her as I still put her down when I needed to, but I also knew that I would not get these moments back, and she would not be this small forever. So I enjoyed it while I could. 

Our first two months, such a blessing. I was able to take more time off than just the 8 weeks standard that I get for a c section. I had another 7 weeks with her. I was so thankful for this time. I did not want it to end. She melts my heart, and when I see hubby with her he melts my hear too. More on that in the marriage section. She is now 8 weeks old and already growing so fast, not so much in length or height but in her abilities. I can see changes now in how she is learning to use her hands, kick her feet and pay attention to sounds. She loves music. She has from the start. I can really tell now that she just really loves music, and lightens up when a song is on, or I sing to her. I tend to sing a lot to her because I know she likes it so much. We are so blessed to have this beautiful daughter in our lives.

Our first two months, such a blessing. I was able to take more time off than just the 8 weeks standard that I get for a c section. I had another 7 weeks with her. I was so thankful for this time. I did not want it to end. She melts my heart, and when I see hubby with her he melts my hear too. More on that in the marriage section. She is now 8 weeks old and already growing so fast, not so much in length or height but in her abilities. I can see changes now in how she is learning to use her hands, kick her feet and pay attention to sounds. She loves music. She has from the start. I can really tell now that she just really loves music, and lightens up when a song is on, or I sing to her. I tend to sing a lot to her because I know she likes it so much. We are so blessed to have this beautiful daughter in our lives.

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