Saturday, February 23, 2013

One Month Update

Today is Lena's one month birthday!

I could not get her to look at the camera.

And then I couldn't get her to sit there without crying unless she had her binky in her mouth!
Miss Lena is still sleeping well at night. The past few nights she's done a 5 hour stretch followed by a 3 hour stretch and then a 2 hour stretch. She eats in about 5-10 minutes and usually goes right back to sleep. This week I had a really bad cough, so I spent most nights on the couch so Justin could sleep. I brought Lena out into the living room with me and let her sleep in the swing all night, so she's getting a little addicted to it. The past few nights she hasn't been thrilled with sleeping in her stationary Rock n' Play.

During the day she's still eating every 2 hours. I feel like Lucy was going 3 hours between feeds by this age, but Lena is like clockwork. She starts crying at almost exactly 2 hours. And she pretty much just sleeps when she's not eating. She has very little awake time. When she does, I try to play games with her (patty-cake, so big, etc.) or sing songs or talk to her, but she just grunts and squirms and cries until I lay her down on my chest. She just likes to snuggle. No playing. No talking. Haha.

I told Justin I think she has more of his personality than Lucy did. Lena is much less social. She doesn't coo or talk to me - which I know Lucy did at this age. And we've still only gotten a couple smiles out of her. I'm trying not to worry about it and just telling myself that she's going to be different than Lucy!

Lena had a couple nights of major fussiness where I started to worry she was getting colic. But apparently it was just gas or a belly ache or something, because she's been an angel since then! Whew! I was a very colicky baby so I was worried it was payback. Haha.

She loves her swing, loves to snuggle, and is obsessed with her binky. She thinks she needs it in her mouth at all times. She hates getting dressed, hates being naked, tolerates the bath, but likes having her hair washed. She likes laying on her back looking at Elmo, but hates tummy time. She's a major grunter. She sounds like a little piglet. Haha.

Most of the time she's a sweet, easy going baby and we love her so much!!


  1. Whew, I'm so glad she's been acting better!! A grumpy infant is so hard.

    My kids are SO different... it was obvious as soon as Des was born! You'll have fun discovering Lena's unique personality :)

    She's so cute <3

  2. Annabel hardly cooed or smiled as a baby. However, she was talking in full sentences by 2 and is extremely outgoing. I am convinced she was just studying the world and thinking through everything and didnt have time for frivolous things like smiling and cooing .hahha


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