Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Haddie-Lynn: one month

Dear Haddie-Lynn,

Here we are already at the one month mark. Sweet girl you have stolen our hearts. As soon as you came into our world, you just fit. There wasn't any drastic change or big life altering moment. It's like you've always been here and been a part of our family. 

The happiest moments for me are when I get to see your brother love on you. He absolutely adores you. You are his baby and I hope it always stays that way. He loves to give you kisses and tuck your blanket around you. He is my helper to make sure you are safe and happy. He is by far your biggest fan.

At your two week check up you weighed 8 lbs, 12 oz and measured 22 1/4" long. Your next doctor's visit is at two months and I'm sure you'll have grown like crazy again. You are already too long for your newborn sleepers, but that's no surprise. They barely fit you from the very beginning. You are a long little girl. 

You are already sleeping through the night and have been for about a week now. You have your last feeding at 10 and wake up between 5 and 6. There have even been a couple of times where I had to wake you up. Your daddy and I are very thankful for giving us some great sleep. 

Nursing got off to a rocky start. By day three, I realized I had thrush and it became too painful to nurse you. I called the doctor for antibiotics right away but sadly they gave me the wrong dosage at first so it took awhile to clear up. I pumped and gave you bottles for a little over a week. When it came time for you to nurse again, it seemed that you preferred the bottle. Mama doesn't give up easily though. We went to see two different lactation consultants and your pediatrician and after persistent trying, I was able to get you to nurse again.

Now you seem to be doing just fine. We are trying to keep you on a schedule since you seem to respond best to that. You eat at 6, 9, 12, 3, 6, 8, and 10. Eventually we hope to turn the last two feedings into just one at 9 and put you to bed an hour earlier. I'm sure it'll come with time.

On October 11th we used up your very last disposable and decided to give your cloth diapers a try. There have been a couple of leaks, but you're doing very well in them. They give you a big cloth bootie and I love it. Mama's friend Miss Jessica gave us Parker's pink diapers so you even have some girl ones in your collection. 

You are our little beauty and complete our family. You are everything we hoped for. We love you to the moon and back.

Here is a fun little comparison of you and your brother at one month old. You two are twins for sure with your facial features and even a lot of your mannerisms. You didn't end up with red hair and blue eyes like bubba, but brown hair and brown eyes just like mama.

All my love,

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