First off- holy cow, I can’t believe I have been a mom for two months. Leighton’s personality really came out this month. I feel like the first month with a newborn is mostly just eating, sleeping and pooping. This month though I feel like I am really getting to know her little personality and likes and dislikes. It has been so fun to see that little smile light up the room and to get to play with her instead of just keep her from crying (that’s what I feel like most of the first month was).
Since the two of us are spending a lot of time one on one now I feel like I am really getting to know her cues and what she wants most of the time. Although this feisty chick can through us some curve balls, it has been so fun to watch her grow and change so much in the past four weeks. Just looking at her weekly pictures you can see how she “woke up” over the weeks.
4.63 kg/10lbs 2oz
Finally growing out of newborn clothes and diapers. Bring on the cute 0-3 clothes I’ve been waiting for her to wear!
Still eating (nursing + formula) every three hours on the dot during the day. She was doing really well just waking up at 3-4ish to feed at night but lately has been wanting to eat at 1am then every few hours until she’s up.
Still working on getting daytime sleeps in. She still doesn’t want to miss out and if she naps it’s in her crib in her quiet room. She’s not consistent but if she will go down she will take a long 2-3 hour nap. We go on a lot of outings in the afternoon so she will sleep in the stroller or carrier. But if she wakes up and sees people having fun, it’s game over and she wants to be up in the middle of things. At night we have a routine of bath, bottle, bed by 7pm and she usually is pretty worn out and goes down easily. She is still sleeping in her bassinet in our room but after my mother-in-law leaves at the end of the month we will start transitioning her to her crib (fingers crossed).
Sunshine and being outside, Baby Einstein Musical Toy, kicking the keys on her piano gym, laying on her changing table (complete turn around from the first month when she HATED it), diaper changes and just being naked, getting her hair blow dryed after a bath (seriously), “standing up” on our laps and looking around, looking in the mirror, bath time in the tummy tub
Hanging out in her favorite spot in the house. If she’s fussy all you have to do is plop her up there and she is happy. She’s even smiling when her dad gave her a mohawk…
going to sleep when people are around because clearly she might miss out on something fun, getting buckled in to anything, waiting to eat (especially after a nap)
- First fireworks show at Riverfire
- Lunch dates in the city with dad
- Making friends and joining a mums group with other babes her age
- First movie date to Bridget Jones
- First mums and bubs workout class
- Our first little trip as a family to the granite belt– she did great on our hike and wine tastings. Plus she had one of her best night’s sleep at the motel in her travel bassinet !
- Getting her newborn pictures in, I can’t wait to share them!
Smiling!!! Leighton started smiling at the end of her 5th week and really started smiling a lot this past week. It is my favorite thing ever!!
She’s also starting to notice things more such as the mobile on her bouncer that has never caught her interest before. Once I saw that I pulled out her play gym and she will lay on there and kick at the piano keys and stare at the toys. I also caught her watching the tv for the first time while we were down on the carpet. She was really tickled by the couple on house hunters who couldn’t decide which mega mansion in Sausalito to buy.
What’s up next…
Meeting her Grandma Sassy on Saturday! She’s coming to stay with us for a couple weeks and we are taking a one week trip around one of our favourite places we’ve visited- Tasmania!
The weather is warming up and Leighton now owns a bathing suit so I’m thinking beach trips are in our future. ☺️