How Big Am I?
Last month, Gracia weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz., we had just introduced formula just prior to her doctors appt. so we expected that she would gain weight this month a lot quicker. This month, Gracia’s weight is 11 lbs. 6.2 oz (53rd percentile – up from the 4th percentile last month).Height: 23 inches long (68th percentile – up from the 44th percentile last month).Head Circumference: 15.75 inches (91st percentile – up from 65th percentile last month).Needless to say our baby has grown overnight! I tease her but its true, she has a big ol’ head. But thats only because she is so smart!
Gracia was still in Carter’s brand newborn sized clothing up until about three days ago. There’s such a jump from newborn size to 0-3 clothing, which at times just seems like 3 month sized clothing so she is in tighter newborn clothes versus really big and baggy 0-3 sized clothing. When I tried her first 0-3 outfit on her, I was so surprised that it actually fit her length.. thats when I realized that she had really grown in her sleep.
What’s My Routine?
Now that I am back at work, my routine has become a little more carved out in a unique way. My sister in law has come to stay with us this month, which has totally allowed for me to have so much help. I get up for work around 5:30 am, around the time that Gracia gets up for a feeding. As I am getting dressed and making my coffee, I can warm her bottle and bring it to my sister in law just in time to say my goodbyes before she goes back to sleep. When I come home from work, she is just about to nap again, so mommy gets to have a post-work nap while my sister in law cooks and I get to spend time with my daughter until its time for me to go to bed and her as well. Outside of the morning routine, my usual routine is several trips exchanging things at Babies R Us and Target. Its kinda become my norm. I love having gift cards and things that don’t need anymore to exchange for things.
Gracia is up to 5oz of Similac every 3 hours or so at this point. At times she cries at the end of the bottle as if she wants more, but when we give it to her she is so full that she barely eats it. I thought about switching her bottle nipples down to size 0 on her Tommee Tippee Bottles because she was getting more milk on herself then in her mouth but after a few weeks she has gotten the hang of it and so we kept the size 1 nipples on the bottle. We tried some bottles of Enfamil Newborn readymade just because that was all we had while we were out.. needless to say, she did not like that too well and it passed through her rather quickly and all over her clothes. We have so much Similac advanced in our house and luckily her pediatrician even gave us some more when we went to her well check appointment.
Gracia’s sleep schedule is fairly the same except she may be awake longer during the day. Outside of her naps, she goes to bed around 10pm and will wake for her midnight feeding, 3 am and 6 am feeding. She gets up for the day around 9am for longer periods of time. When she sleeps at night, she sleeps in the guest room with my sister in law, still in her Boppy since my sister in law is feeding her through the night. When I come from work, she will nap with me and she will lay in the bed without the Boppy, as I am trying to get her used to sleeping on a mattress in order to transition her to her crib when my sister in law leaves.
What Milestones Have I Hit?
She Can Talk!Gracia has entered her second wonder week. She has discovered her voice. Around 9pm is her talkative hour. She goes on and on until she talks herself to sleep. She can stand on her legs assisted. She can hold her head up a lot longer. She can sit up as well if placed on a chair for a brief moment. She’s Up A Size in Diapers!She has graduated from Newborn sized diapers at 9 weeks 3 days. She is now in Pampers size 1 diapers. I wish I didn’t split a large box all over the house before I realized they were too small because now I can’t return them. Its ok because a friend of mine will be getting a really nice diaper cake. I did find an unopened box in linen closet so I got to return those.
Events: Gracia’s went to her First Birthday Party
These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things!
Baby Gear/ Toys:
4MOMs Infant Bath Tub
Exergen Termporal Thermometer
Paparazzi Got Me!
My Favorite Pics from this Month:
We constantly get compliments about Gracia’s eyes and how alert and captivating they are. As she changes daily, one thing that remains the same is her eyes. So we both search our baby pics to see where she got these eyes from. In a surprising turn of events, my mom sent me her baby picture this week and sure enough there are her eyes!