Monday, September 10, 2012

Happy 1 month Birthday Doodlebug!

Today is Ledoux's one month birthday!!!  I think I'm more excited that I actually LIVED through month one than anything else!!!  Tonight, I will celebrate with a glass (or two!) of wine! One month down, 17 years, 11 weeks to go!

Eating: This little baby of mine has zero issues with eating!  I am so happy that she has taken to a bottle so well too!  It is so nice to have Lee be able to feed her, and I don't feel like I have to be 100% attatched to her all the time (although I don't mind!)  I was even able to go get my hair did this week, and leave her with Lee for 3 hours!!!  Wahoo!  We still breastfeed her of course, but do give her a couple ounces of formula once in a while to supplement (for those nights where she just cannot get enough food from me!) and we bring some formula with us when we go on outings, just in case. We have only used it a couple times at this point. When this baby decides she is hungry, she wants food NOW and will scream until she gets it.  Patience is not something she has learned just yet, so I am happy that I have formula and expressed milk as options.  It is also nice because I can have a few drinks, and if my alcohol test strips (yes... for breastmilk!) say I have too much in my system, we can give her expressed milk from her bottle.

Sleeping: She is starting to learn night from day (knock on wood!)  Although last night was a little rough, the past week has actually been great (again... knock on wood!)  She is sleeping a good 4-5 hours at a time, and usually only wakes up once for food/diaper change until morning.  Again, it isn't 100% consistent, but getting better.  Once she is 6-8 weeks, I am going to start transitioning her out of our bed and in to her bassinet or crib.  For now though, I actually like her sleeping with me- it makes the night time feedings way easier, and she sleeps so much longer when she is cuddled up with me.


Health: She got a little bit of baby acne this week- which I read is totally normal and due to hormone levels changing in her little body, but of course, it worried me.  She also started spitting up this week (she hasn't spit up until this week) and it took my off guard.  There are some days that it seems she spits up everything she eats, and other days where she harldy spits up at all.  I, of course, researched this and it is also normal as long as she is still dirtying up the normal number of diapers- which she is.  Speaking of diapers, we are officially transitioning from newborn to size 1's!!!!  Which means she is growing!!!  We have also been doing tummy time with her, and she is a VERY strong little lady!

Likes: Riding in the car!  She doesn't love her carseat, but as soon as we put the car in gear and drive, she is so happy!  She just stares (at what, I don't know!) and is quiet.  The minute the car stops though, she starts crying.  LOL.  Whatever works! She is also becoming a fan of her nap nanny, she sleeps in there like a charm (and for quite a while at a time!)  She also likes Jason Aldean music (ok, maybe I like Jason Aldean and I am hoping she likes it too...) and riding around in her stroller.  It puts her right to sleep!

Dislikes: Her pacifier.  She spits it out.  If we try and hold it in her mouth for a moment, she takes her hand and swipes it out!  Little booger. 
I LOVE this picture.  This is her grumpy face.

Outings: The usual stuff- grocery store, target, errands.  Lee and I are feeling MUCH more confident with our parenting abilities outside of the house.

Visitors: Lee's family left on Tuesday, and we haven't had any new visitors this week.  Coming up- we have uncle Pappy coming from Japan and my parents coming from Tucson! Wahoo!

Ledoux's firsts: Ledoux watched her first full football game- goooo Broncos!  And they won!  She also went to the grocercy store for the first time, her first trip to starbucks, and her first trip to the bar.  Ok... well its more of a Engligh pub/grille, but it is Lee and my favorite place to go!  We sat outside on the patio there on Saturday afternoon for an hour and a half  and had lunch and a beer.  Ledoux was so sweet to cooperate!

How are mommy and daddy? Doing good!  Daddy is in school this week and next to get his AP license (aircraft mechanic) so he can work on civilian aircraft so he is busy studying ALOT!  I was able to get birth annoucements sent out (wahoo!) and am finally starting to settle into this whole mom stuff.  We are so excited it is football season in this house, Ledoux has so many football teams she is a fan of!  Cowboys (wyoming and texas!), UT, Broncos, the list goes on.  My goal this week is to get her footbal outfits ready for this weekend (she has to be dressed for them!) and to start getting outside with her more (going on walks).  We are also on the hunt for a good babysitter-so if you know anyone, let us know!!!! We just want to find someone who can watch Ledoux a couple times a month so Lee and I can go on a date!

Best Moment:  Knowing that Lee and I survived month one.  Wahoo!