Diapers: size 1
Clothing size: 3 months fits good
Nicknames: sis, lil sis
Eye color: blue with a thick rim of navy
Sleeps in: pack n play next to our bed – loves being in a swaddleme sleep sack. They’re getting tight so I ordered the large size but it looks huge. Waiting to take the plunge to the next size as I fear she won’t sleep as well.
Overnight routine: I put her to bed just after I put Flynn to bed at 8. I usually put her in a onesie, feed her and if she doesn’t look tired I let her kick around a bit on the bed. Then I put her in her sleep sack with a swaddling blanket tight around her lower half and give her a paci. She started sleeping 5-6 hours for the first stretch a while back. Then right at 8 weeks she had 3 nights where she slept 8-9 hours. That morning she slept 9 hours was the first and only time she’s woken me up crying. I jumped up like – woah – what’s that?! After that she went back to sleeping 4-6 hours for the first stretch. Second stretch is usually 3.5-4 hours. We do a bath before bed 2x a week now.
Right around 6 weeks she got terrible baby acne and after 2 weeks of it not going away it began to actually get dry feeling, almost crusty. It covered her cheeks and forehead. I read some about it and thought maybe she had eczema since it wasn’t clearing up and seemed dry. I applied A&D to her face before bedtime 3 nights and it didn’t seem to change. I then switched to aquafor and after 2 nights I noticed a difference. After 4-5 nights of application it was almost gone. I haven’t put any creams on her face in the last several days and it doesn’t seem to be returning. Fingers crossed.
Daytime feeding schedule: nursing every 2-3 hours. She’s had longer awake/alert periods for the last week and is sometimes awake for an hour after eating. This is especially true when I get her up in the morning. When that happens I try to let her nap so therefore it’s more like 3 hours between feeds. I’d say >50% of the time it’s me waking her up to eat and not on demand.
Likes: mama :D, a warm chest to snuggle, pacifier, kicking and batting toys on the play mat, baths (she kicks her little feet), being talked to
Dislikes: headbands, that hour before bedtime, wet/dirty diapers (this is new for us! No crying but she starts to get fussy – Flynn never cared one bit about his diaper)
We started smiling! Happened right around 6.5 weeks for mama. This past week she is smiling pretty often at me. It makes my heart explode. She also has the cutest coos and little sounds. I swear she says “hello” sometimes. She definitely tries to mimic the shape of my mouth when I’m talking to her and it’s so cute.
Also – head control! We’re getting there. She is definitely strong lifting her head forward and tries to “sit up” sometimes when I’ve got her in my lap. Less control with side to side movements still.
Cora had her hip ultrasound and the results were normal! She fell asleep halfway through it.
My only concern at this point is a flat spot she’s developing on the right/back of her head. She ALWAYS wants to lay with her head turned to the right. I noticed the flat spot a week ago and I’ve been trying to turn her head to the left whenever I can but a lot of the time she turns it back to the right after a couple minutes. And it’s hard to do much about it overnight. The pediatrician wants me to keep up what I’ve been doing. She was less concerned because she can turn her head to the left (aka full range of motion – not torticollis), she just doesn’t like to.
Cora is such a good baby. She is so patient with me and it takes a lot for her to cry. There’s only been a couple times where she really got going and usually once I pick her up she settles right down. It is so easy to take her out places. She wakes up, looks around a few minutes and then often falls back to sleep on her own without any soothing needed. She likes a paci when she first falls asleep but often she spits it out right before she falls asleep.
She’s done a lot better with eating and doesn’t fuss at letdown anymore. She usually eats 3-5 minutes on the first side and then I change her and offer the second side. About half the time she’s not interested. The other half she eats for 2-4 min and usually by that time is sleepy. She rarely spits up which is so new to me. I actually never burped Flynn because whenever I did he would spit up his whole meal instead of half of it. I burp her after the first side and I usually get a good one half the time.
We are so in love with this sweet little lady!