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UPDATE: month 4

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Height/Weight

24.5 inches (45%), 13.6 oz (28%). Doctor said she looks great! She was thrilled I am still breastfeeding Gracie. She also said not to worry about the 28th percentile because Gracie is going along her growth curve just fine. Yay Gracie! 

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Routine

Our routine is pretty much the same as last month. Gracie wakes up around 8:00am and eats right away. Then we play for about an hour and a half until she’s tired again. She takes a pretty good morning nap while I shower and get ready for the day. Then I feed her and we play for a while again! She has been loving being on her tummy! After we play for a while, she goes down for another nap. I usually try to clean, nap, and eat while she sleeps. Then when she wakes up, I feed her again and we either run errands, hang with family, go outside, or play more! Around 2, Gracie takes another great nap. She goes to bed around 8:30pm now. It’s nice to have some time with Dave. I feed her around 10 or 11, right before we go to sleep.

Sleeping

Hm… I’m not sure what happened. I’ve read about the four month sleep regression, and I think that’s going on. Gracie had been sleeping so good- like 8 hours a night! Now, she wakes up every 2-3 to feed. Usually she goes right back to sleep, which is awesome. But it’s still weird!

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Eating/Feeding

Still exclusively breastfeeding! We’re planning on waiting until 5-6 months to start any kind of solids. I can’t wait though! For now- were enjoying nursing. It’s still one of my favorite times with Gracie. It really has become a time of calmness in my day, and a time to truly be thankful for Gracie. I love it!

Sizes

Gracie is wearing 3 month clothes!

Milestones 

Gracie is really trying to roll over! She has done it once or twice from her back to her tummy, but I think it was just accidental haha! She puts everything in her mouth- especially her fingers! She’s been laughing more- my favorite! Her neck is definitely stronger, but I think we still have a little while until she sits up on her own. She does not like loud noises. When Dave sneezes, she cries! AW!

How I feel

Great! I absolutely love being a mommy! I was made for this. What I am especially thankful for is the ability to stay at home with Gracie (thanks to my amazing hubby!). It is such a blessing to be able to witness every little thing Gracie does. I am loving it! I am a little bit shocked at how fast time is going, though. Where’s my teeny tiny baby!?

Happy four months Gracie!

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UPDATE: month 2

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Two Months Old

Height/Weight

22.5 inches (44%) and 11 lbs (35%)!

Routine

 We’ve fallen into more of a routine now. Gracie still likes to sleep then eat then play. She’s been taking great naps. We also took Gracie to Marco Island for vacation and she did great! She loves being outside and feeling the fresh air. She’s extra cuddly in the morning, so I always make sure to include some lovin’ in the morning. It’s so amazing to wake up to a baby! She instantly gets me in a great mood- NO COFFEE NEEDED! (Okay- I still kinda need coffee to wake up, but she makes me happy instantly).

Sleeping

Gracie is doing pretty good with sleep! She goes to bed when we do which is around 10 or 11. But she takes great naps- and a lot of them! She pretty much falls asleep every 1.5 hours. Her naps seem to be getting longer- usually 1.5-2 hours. After she plays for a little, she will let you know that she is done. She gets pretty fussy when she is tired. But if you catch it quickly, she is easy to put down for a nap. I still like to rock her or bounce her to sleep. It’s the best feeling ever to have her fall asleep in my arms. I LOVE it!

Two months

Eating/Feeding

Breastfeeding is going much better! Gracie still eats every 2 hours. She seems to be eating a little quicker now. She is growing and is happiest when she is eating. She still wakes up a few times at night to eat, but I don’t mind! It’s actually a very peaceful time.

Two months

Sizes

Gracie actually fits into some of her newborn clothes still. She mostly wears size 0-3 clothes now though. She is wearing newborn diapers but also sometimes size 1 diapers!

Milestones

Gracie smiles a lot now! And she actually started doing some giggles! BEST SOUND EVER. Her head is getting much stronger. She sort of likes tummy time now. And she likes looking at faces!

How I feel

I feel pretty much back to normal! I think I have lost all of the pregnancy weight, although I haven’t weighed myself yet. Things seem to be fitting good! I think it’s from all of the breastfeeding because I haven’t really done any yoga! I am the happiest I’ve ever been! Being a mom is more than I ever imagined. I’m tired all the time- but I don’t even care! Gracie is so cute, fun, cuddly, and MINE! I still can’t believe she is mine!

I can’t believe she is two months already!

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UPDATE: month 1

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UPDATE: month 1 | gracefulmommy.com

Height/Weight

22 inches / 9 lbs 6 oz.

Routine 

We still haven’t managed to get into a steady routine yet. For the most part, Gracie sleeps, eats, plays, then sleeps again. I love wearing Gracie in the solly wrap or the ergo carrier. She loves both!

Sleeping

Gracie is now mostly sleeping in her crib. For the first few weeks, she slept in her Mamaroo at night and for naps. She seemed to like this better than her crib. She wakes up a lot to eat- but I find myself waking up to check on her anyways! She takes a lot of naps during the day. Sometimes she will sleep for an hour-2 straight, but sometimes it is only a 30 minute nap. Kinda depends!
Gracie likes sleeping on her back and swaddled in an Aden and Anais swaddle or Halo sleepsack!
We have been using the Sleep Sounder app on my phone for white noise. Gracie likes the SHHH sound or the ocean sound. It really does seem to calm her down though.

Eating/Feeding

The first two weeks of breastfeeding did not go the best. One night, I started getting horrible flu like symptoms and actually felt horrible. It was honestly worst than labor!! It ended up being mastitis- an infection caused by clogged ducts. After being put on antibiotics.. things have started getting better. Now, breastfeeding is going great. It definitely took a while for us to get used to everything. But now we seem to be getting the hang of it. Gracie eats at least every 2 hours. Sometimes I feed her sooner if she seems hungry.

Sizes

Gracie grew out of a few of her newborn onesies! But, they may have shrunk in the wash. She is still wearing newborn clothes and newborn diapers. She does not like getting her outfits changed!

Milestones

Gracie smiled! Daddy blew a raspberry on her cheek and she smiled! We both looked at each other in shock, and then she did it again! Watching her smile is so cute and melts our hearts!

How I feel

Overall, I feel good! It took about a week or two to feel sort of normal. Then, mastitis hit! I felt horrible for a few days. After that, I started feeling better :D. I am still in shock that I am a mommy! I keep looking at Gracie and I can’t believe she is really here!
Happy one month Gracie!
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