Adelyn Elise: One Month

2.16.2014


Today our precious girl has been in the world for one month! It's hard to believe that we first saw her sweet little face a month ago. She is such a joy and we are so thankful that she is ours! Now that she is here it's hard to imagine our family without her.

Weight: 6 lbs 14.5 ozs
Length: 20.75 inches

She is still tiny as can be but she is definitely growing. She has super long arms and legs and loves to stretch them out.

She is getting too long for all of her newborn sleepers so they will be packed away soon. Otherwise she is still in newborn clothes and newborn diapers.

Her cord stump finally fell off on Friday. She has a cord stump granuloma so she still cannot have a bath. I never would have thought we'd still be giving her sponge baths at this point. The doctor said it will probably be another two weeks before it's dry enough for a real bath.

She really likes to be held and will fuss if she is put down for too long. She enjoys being worn so she spends lots of time in the Boba wrap or ring sling.

On Wednesday the 12th she had a frenectomy (removal of lip tie and tongue tie.) She had a Class IV lip tie and a Class II tongue tie. This can interfere with breastfeeding quite often so we decided to go ahead and have it taken care of. We chose to take her to a pediatric dentist who uses a laser for the frenectomy instead of the typical clipping. The whole procedure took less than 10 minutes and she wasn't even crying when they brought her out. Since then we have had to had to massage both areas and pull her lip up and out to keep the skin from growing back. This is definitely the worst part because she cries every time we touch it.

I prayed that the procedure would be an instant fix to our breastfeeding woes but that has not been the case, unfortunately. She did really well for one day but we've taken a few steps back since then. We were told it could be several weeks before we would notice any really difference so I am trying to be patient. We are also doing daily exercises with her to help strengthen her tongue and jaw. In the meantime she is still drinking pumped milk from a bottle. She usually drinks about 3 ounces every 2-3 hours. I am hoping and praying that we will be able to ditch the bottles soon!

She generally sleeps from about 10:30-4:30. Some nights she has woken up at 3:00 to eat and then will usually go back to sleep until 7:30 or so. I'm loving what a great sleeper she is.

She has become more alert this week and has had quite a bit more wake time.  She will look around the room when she hears my voice or other new sounds.

I finally captured her sweet smile on camera on the 12th. I asked her where Emerson was and she broke out into the biggest grin. She  already loves her big sister.

She seems to enjoy tummy time and does pretty well lifting up her head. She has rolled over from her tummy to her back one time. It took her about 5 minutes to work her way over. She hasn't done it since so I think it was a fluke.

She will take a pacifier but doesn't really love it.

Overall Adelyn is a pretty laid back baby. As long as she is close to us, she is usually happy! 















Adelyn Elise, we love you so very much! You are the perfect fit for us and we are so blessed to be your parents!
Paula Lynch said...

What a little darling. She still looks so tiny in the sling. Hoping she starts nursing really soon.

Natalie said...

Happy one month and what a sweet girl!

Emily Powell said...

Love the picture of her swaddled. Georgia was swaddled for so long...they always look so sweet that way.

BeckyJo606 said...

Adelyn is so beautiful! I love the pictures of her. I forget Henry was ever that small! I am so so impressed with you pumping. You are a rockstar!

Melissa @ i carry your heart said...

She is adorable! i love her little froggy legs sticking out of the carrier. hope you start to notice an improvement with nursing soon, you are doing awesome in the mean time!

Sarah said...

Ahhhh! The photo of Emerson feeding Adelyn is adorable. Definitely doesn't help my baby fever!

Mandy said...

Happy 1 month sweet Adelyn Elise!! I can't believe she's already a month old!! She is just as adorable as ever!! Was that the little Vday outfit I sent? I was worried bc she is so tiny that you would have to save it for number 3! lol I love, love, love the pic of her smiling!! Melt my heart!!

ajs {of MN} said...

huh, she is a MONTH!? ahhhh

that little heart long sleeve onsie is adorable. she is just the teeniest little baby! i adore her!

Michelle said...

A month already? Say it isn't so! I die over her long legs. Hopefully this month you find your groove with nursing ... I'm sure all that pumping has you going insane!

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