Monday, July 13, 2015

LC : 1 M0NTH!

little miss lake is already 1 month old!

crue climbed in her crib (to the right of the chair) and she wouldn't stop watching him!

doctors appointment: no 1 month checkup, but when we last checked she was 7lb 9oz, and just a hair over 20in long. were still exclusively nursing & behind on the weight gain so we will probably introduce a bottle here shortly. though i feel oh so guilty about it for some reason. (which is strange, crue had bottles starting at 2 weeks and then eventually began to prefer bottle over boob so i became an exclusive pumper… perhaps thats why i feel guilty and hesitant about giving lake a bottle. i don't want to stop nursing!)

diapers: honest brand / newborn size

clothes: newborn, and some of those are still too big on her.

eating: the boob juice. exclusively! whenever wherever. i wake her most nights/mornings at 4am for a feed and she goes back down.

sleeping: two 4-5 hour stretches at night. because were still struggling with weight a little bit, i wake her up to feed. otherwise i am almost certain she would go 6-7 hours and then another 3-4. she goes down at 11pm! my babies are night owls and sleeper-inners.

napping: hardly napped her first two weeks home during the day, but now she is often falling asleep after eating and most car rides. though when the car stops, she is awake immediately! 

loves: the fresh air! oh the breeze is so good for us all. she's a big fan of being swaddled like a burrito too. we've discovered she likes to sleep on her tummy, so when she falls asleep on me after nursing during the day i'll lay her down on her tummy so i'm hands free and able to get some stuff done around the house or hang out with crue. loves bath time, for about the first 5 minutes until she decides she's hungry. she LOVES to eat more than anything. and i think this baby might just be a mama's girl!! <3

hates: being poopy. we've definitely figured out that just before she poops she gets really upset and frustrated… wait it out a few minutes and you'll be changing a dirty diaper.

mama: i am 2 pounds BELOW pre pregnancy weight! i am shocked. i am amazed. nursing crue did not make me lose any weight. before i got pregnant with lake, an entire YEAR after having crue - i still was not even close to my pre pregnancy weight. right now, the number on the scale is the lowest i have seen since 2012. of course my clothes still don't fit and my body is all shaped different, super soft and pudgy indeed. i am praying i don't plateau, and hope to keep losing more!
i had mastitis TWICE in the first three weeks. it was hell. beyond hell. worse than labor. worse than c-section recovery. i would wish that on NO ONE. oh my ouch.
aside from that, nursing seems to be going well. its an entire different experience than i had with crue and for that i'm thankful. (also feeling like a bit of a first time mom every once in a while!)
i had my first post partum check up at 4w5d post partum.. i had to get in early because my doctor is on vacation for two weeks and then when he returns, were gone on vacation! i have such a great bond with him that isaiah and i knew we didn't want to see anyone else. we had a small gift for him and it was important for us that he see the babies one last time and we say our "goodbyes" until next time! nothing about sexy time was mentioned, so i may hold off until 6 weeks just to be less nervous for my own piece/peace of mind. my incision is healing very well and everything "down there" is back to normal!
my acne is out of this world. it is so gross. it has surely never been this bad. and i don't know what to do about it because i am nursing! yikes. but hey! at least the number on the scale looks good?

dada: she has had him wrapped around his finger from the moment she was born! he's super busy with work so we are missing him A TON around here! 

extra news: week 2/day 8 on june 13th she lost her umbi! she had a granuloma inside so the ped gave her some silver nitrate that dried it up. it was stained grey for a while after that but thankfully all is healed and looks well now! week 3 on june 26th i noticed a few tears coming in. not many since so thats kind of come and go so far. then on july 1st i was chatting with her at our dining table and she gave me her first real social smile!!!! those make it worth everything. i want more of those :) as a family we went to two outdoor movies and she did SO well. we've been out to eat and that has gone well too. its been tricky adjusting to a family of four but we've never had to bail from being out in public so thats a win! lake also had her first holiday! - july 4th, we went up to the cabin for her first time and she got to meet some more family members :) sunshine, fresh air and boat rides galore. july 8th we went to my moms company picnic for work and she slept through everything! july 9th we went to como zoo and she slept non stop there too! it was nice not having to worry about nursing in public or taking a break in the heat but when we got home i was almost worried she slept too much and was dehydrated. we're getting ready now to head to milwaukee next week for dad's semi annual work trip and live the hotel life! 


  1. A month already?! Not possible.
    In love with little LC and her hair.

  2. HOW IS SHE A MONTH OLD!?!??! Time needs to SLOW DOWN!!! Her hair and the monthly headbands are just so stinking cute! :)

    Good work on the weight loss! That's awesome!!!! Such a great feeling! As for the acne... UGH! I feel for you. My first trimester was like that both times... and it SUCKS! I find that Neutrogena's acne facewash (I like the grapefruit one) works pretty well!

    Holy busy schedule!!! I think you're handling a family of 4 like champs if you're that busy already! :) Have fun on vacation!

  3. She is so cute. I can't believe that she is one month old. How's Crue doing with the new addition to your family?

  4. Just found your blog & I love it! Your baby is so precious & I'm loving her little outfit!! <3 I'm pretty sure I will be putting my future daughter in fun, bright & girly outfits too. :)