Happy Friday! It’s just about weekend time, yay!
My little Zoe turned 1 month old on Wednesday. I am amazed by how quickly time is flying by. Time for her update!
First, a look at her the day she was born…
Zoe already seems more grown up than just a couple weeks ago. When she is awake, she’s bright eyed and super alert. During the daytime she has more happy awake time. She loves just looking around at everything going on. Evenings are when she pretty much needs to be held and consoled the whole time she’s awake.
Here’s what her schedule looks like (for the most part) at a month. It still varies a bit daily.
7:30am nurse then awake time
10:15am nurse then awake time
12:30pm nurse then pretty much right away down for a long nap
4:30pm nurse then awake time
6pm nap (hopefully)
6:45pm nurse then awake time
8-10:30pm (or later sometimes) swaddled for bed, on/off asleep in my arms and nursing all evening
1:30am wakes, nurses on one side then back to bed
4-4:30am wakes, nurses on one side then back to bed
6am wakes… I try to get her back to sleep a bit (which is tough). Usually I try the paci + having her sleep with me, or I nurse her then and have her sleep in bed
I’ve really been focusing on the eat-wake-sleep cycle like I did with Hunter too. Fingers crossed she sleeps through the night early like he did!
Sleep is such a big thing for me. Not just my sleep but Zoe’s too. From about 2 weeks on I really made a focus of trying to put her down for naps awake and having her fall asleep on her own. About half the time is works. She may cry a few minutes, but then drifts into sleep. Sometimes she just isn’t having it and has to be rocked to sleep. I do notice when I rock her to sleep, almost instantly when I lay her down, she wakes and the rocking continues again. So much easier when she falls asleep on her own! Plus she actually gets a good nap in.
She’s started to make more eye contact and watches Hunter more, which I love. I think Hunter will be a big source of entertainment for her. He just loves his baby sister so much and I foresee him making her giggle all the time.
She took her first bottle like a champ this week. I’ve been pumping during her long afternoon nap to slowly get a little supply built up in the freezer. And it sure is slow. I’m lucky if I pump out 2 ounces!
She’s been in newborn cloth diapers for a couple weeks now and wears a disposable at night. While she mostly still wears newborn clothes (which are definitely getting more snug), I’ve been incorporating 0-3 month clothes too!
Nicknames: Zo-Zo. Z, Zoe-tree
Likes: being held, baths, being swaddled, lights, sitting upright
Dislikes: being changed, tummy time, car seat (unless she’s asleep)
That’s all I can think of right now! She’s such a sweet little girl. I just love giving her cute face kisses.
Jacob and I are having our first kid free date night tonight!
Have a great weekend!