Our little Aubrey is 1 month old today!
She is such a blessing. The past month has been hard. She cries a lot. We don't know why and many times can't calm her down. It breaks my heart, frustrates me to death, and makes me feel so defeated.
She is healthy and we are praying she "grows out of this" whole unhappy/screaming/colic thing soon.
I took her to her check up today, here are the details:
Weight: 8 pounds, 11 oz
Height: 20 3/4 inches
Head: 14 1/2
I got my money's worth out of my APN today! First, there is the issue of Aubrey's eyes. Both eyes have clogged tear ducts. They always look nasty. I now have a rx for eye ointment and instructions to massage the junk out of her eye. This is sure to be pleasant.
Next, there was the umbilical cord. Yep, she still had it! It was removed today.
We moved on to the fussy/crying/screaming issue. I have a rx for gas drops in case mylicon isn't cutting it. She also sent me home with Gentlease formula for when I start that transition - which will probably be soon. It's awful not knowing if it's what I'm eating or not, if she's hurting or not, or if she just hates her life :-) Formula would eliminate one of those worries.
Then, there was the bloody nose. Aubrey has had some major boogers, but this morning woke up with one bloody nostril and a huge dried booger on the other. So, she had to remove a huge one from the bloody side of her nose which explained the blood.
Finally there was the normal baby acne and rashes and we confirmed a birthmark on her hiney.
I'm so thankful for Aubrey! She is healthy and will one day be happy!
Aubrey wears newborn clothes. Some 0-3 months fit, some are huge. She's in size 1 diapers, because I have a big stockpile of size 1 and we ran out of newborn.
She sleeps well, normally waking up once at night and then we start the day at 7:00 am.
We've done tummy time a few mornings. She tolerates it for a few minutes. I also try to read to her and talk to her a few minutes before Langley gets up.
Things she is fickle about (sometimes liking sometimes hating:)
carseat/being in the car
She always hates:
We LOVE this baby. Not sure how she feels about us sometimes :-)