I’ve been so busy making the site that I missed the actual one month mark, but I’m sure things will not implode.
Kirianna is somewhere between 10 and 11 lbs based on weighing me with her and then me without her on our home scale. We didn’t opt to get a baby scale this time. She wears size 1 diapers and is close to growing out of them, but will go through at least another package before she does. Her clothes are size 0-3 months but only the larger-running ones; she skipped the teeny tiny clothing altogether.
She likes to be kept very warm. We keep the home at around 75 degrees but there are fans running on high in most rooms. While sleeping, she prefers to have about 3 blankets on top of a sleep sack. Most of her blankets are gauzy muslin so they won’t pose a suffocation risk. She tolerates a tight swaddle better than when she did a few weeks ago, although she really does like to use her arms. She enjoys being worn in a baby carrier so far and falls asleep rather fast in it.
We are transitioning from feeding pumped breastmilk to straight breastfeeding. As a team, Kirianna and I have been figuring out the mechanics of breastfeeding and I’m glad to say that we are successful. She’s a bit of a punk and likes to chomp, so I’m often sore. But we’re no longer supplementing and I’ve even been making headway with nursing her in public, especially in a baby carrier.
She can hold her head up nicely now. She also has a tendency to headbutt whoever is holding her when she’s hungry and rooting for food if we’re not careful.
During her first few weeks, she slept willingly in her swing but won’t do it often now; she has realized that she prefers being held. But she’s still easy to keep from crying most of the time.