Wednesday, July 31, 2013

1 month



 1 month as of July 26, 2013
Weight: 9.7 lbs.
Length: 21 inches

Clothes: For his 1st 3 weeks Trace was wearing 5-8 lb. baby clothes from Gymboree, but I'm happy to report that he is finally in newborn clothes. Yay! My little peanut...

Health: He's had a blocked tear duct in his right eye since birth that I continue to put breast milk in, rub and clean out. As each day goes by it drains more and more normally.


Diet: We started off 100% breast milk, but as his intake increased I just wasn't producing enough to keep up, so I've been forced to supplement him with formula for a couple of bottles daily. When we first brought him home he dropped to 6 lbs. 1 oz. and looked so tiny and skeleton/alien-like. Over the past month I've beefed him up a bit... into the 8 lb. range, woo hoo ;) Trace is currently taking 4oz/feeding, but 5oz his last feeding of the night at 9:30pm.

Sleep:  Trace is an angel! He sleeps in his pack-n-play napper next to our bed and naps from 10:00-noon, 1:00-3:00pm and 4:00-6:00pm. Trace goes to bed at 9:30pm and wakes up between 1:00-2:00am - he's up for 30 mins to eat and goes right back to bed. He then wakes again around 4:00am-ish - up for another 30 mins and goes back to bed until I wake up in the morning... usually between 7:00-8:00am. Then we start it all over! I'm not going to lie though, adjusting to a newborns schedule or lack-there-of is haaaaard. With Mom's On Call's help, I've done my best to start transitioning Trace onto a fairly strict schedule that will hopefully shape his sleeps habits in a positive way. I really hope it pays off and that he ends up a good sleeper because we are constantly at battle with him to ensure that he sleeps at the times I mentioned above. I'm really only getting 2-3 of continuous sleep throughout the night before I have to wake up to feed Trace, but I'm thankful for the sleep I am getting and know that this is how it goes when you have a newborn in the house. 


 Baby Gear Love: pack-n-play, swing, monitor, stroller

Likes: looking up (usually at the sky or the fan), eating, sleeping on mommy or daddy, his swing, pacifiers, tummy time, middle of the night feedings, the sound of water

Dislikes: his morning nap, getting his eyes cleaned after every nap, putting onesies over his head

Crying: Trace isn't a big crier, and when he does, it's completely manageable and for obvious reasons

Milestones: car ride, walk in the stroller, bath, babysitters, outtings to Nanny and Papa's, baby acne diminishing, gripping our finger/hand/hair/shirts


Social/Visitors: Lucky for us, the visitors keep coming and coming. The first 2 weeks we were given a meal by friends or my parents nearly every night and friends continue to trickle in to meet Trace and visit us. All 4 grand parents (Bryan's and my parents) are over often and thankfully my mom makes lunch or cooks us dinner every time she comes, which is pretty much daily!


 Postpartum: Labor is for the birds and c section recovery is no joke! I was down and out for what felt like eternity and am just now starting to walk around the house without lots of pain. I haven't gotten out much, but overall I feel okay. My incision isn't healing as quickly as I'd like it too, so I still feel a lot of discomfort and have to take it easy, but I get up each morning and try to feel as normal as possible, putting on make up and getting myself dressed. Bryan and I have been out on 2 date nights so far, my mom provides me with a great amount of socialization and I welcome every friends that wants to come visit. I still have about 12 lbs. to lose. I'm cleared to start working out at 6 weeks postpartum, but must keep my calories up to continue producing milk. I'm in no hurry to lose the remainder of the baby weight just yet, as I feel like I look good enough for just having a baby 1 month ago. Once my c section incision feels healed, I plan to hit the gym daily, as we put all equipment and machines that Bryan and I need in our garage while I was pregnant. 

22 comments:

  1. Awww look how big he is!! Aunt Maran needs to get my butt to see him.. and his Mommy :)

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  2. He has the sweetest baby boy face.

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  3. What a lil punkin pie! He is just so sweet. And HOW is he already a month old?!?!?

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  4. He is so stinkin' handsome!! So glad y'all are doing well and finding a good routine, and that you're starting to feel better :)

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  5. Hi! I'm a new reader and I think you look fantastic...new mom or not! My hubby and I are expected a baby boy in 3 1/2 weeks and I'm getting so nervous/excited about all of it! We have a 9 year old daughter and it's been so long since we've done anything baby related....I pray we survive! :)

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  6. Trace is so adorable! :) So glad to hear that he's doing so well! And that you're doing well!!

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  7. Happy one month Trace! Chloe had a clogged tear duct and I hated seeing her eye getting all goey!

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  8. Brayden had a clogged tear duct right after we brought him home and if I remember correctly it lasted for a few wks. My sister is an optometrist and recommended putting warm compresses on it and sorta massaging it. It eventually went away. I hated it tho because I wasn't able to get newborn pictures of them. Oh well!! :)

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  9. Such a cute little guy. Breastmilk in the eye ... interesting.. but a proven fix I'm sure? Lol.. That's so nice your mom is still there with you. She lives in So Cal right?

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  10. you truly look so good! Don't stress about the weight. I have been beating myself up and the truth is that I just gave birth 3 months ago. I totally wish I lived there so we can work out together. I need a good workout buddy

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  11. Can you believe it's been a month already?! Trace is so cute and such a little peanut! I finally feel back to normal this week post c-section- I'm definitely no where near 100% but can move around a bit easier. I'm not stressed about weight either- just got to take it day by day.

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  12. normally, I do not to care to read about baby's progression...but I read this word for word. (that's my own milestone to report)

    i can't believe how much he's already changed in the 2 weeks since I first saw him.

    p.s. are those some ginger locks I see growing on his tiny baby head?

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  13. He is such a little doll! So glad you're settling in to your new life as a family of 3! :)

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  14. So sweet! Cute little guy!

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  15. Abbie has a blocked tear duct too, and I put breastmilk in it all the time while I was still nursing (she started refusing earlier this month so we're completely on formula now). My pediatrician also recently showed me a massage to help it - ask yours to show you at his next checkup!

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  16. He looks great!! So long! Glad you're feeling great :)

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  17. Oh my gosh, love him!! He is so cute! And I want that blanket!!!! It would match Connor's room perfectly! Did you have it made???

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  18. He's so cute!!! Enjoy this time because it will fly by. :)

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  19. he is so handsome! and i love that blanket... did you make that? (i see the matching pillow too, looks great!) i needed to supplement with formula too, glad that is working out for you. glad you are feeling well.

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  20. He is precious and you are glowing!!!

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