Our first month with Quinn flew by before I knew what happened. Mostly it was a blur of nursing, burping, sleeping, picture taking then repeating. Her little body wanted to do nothing but sleep the first few weeks and we spent many hours trying to get and keep her awake enough to get some milk in her, it was quite the challenge! I felt so blessed to have my mom visiting and I wanted her to bestow all of her baby wisdom on me before she left. She showed us different ways to hold and burp Quinn along with taking care of her so that we could get a little sleep. She made it easy for us to enjoy our time with Quinn.
The first week we were home the doctors were worried about Quinn's jaundice levels and emphasized the importance of getting milk in her so she would gain weight. So we got creative. We used some of my milk in this little tiny baby bottle so she could easily get the milk until she got the hang of things. I was a little concerned with her having a hard time nursing because we used this newborn bottle a couple of times but she picked up nursing without major problems.
|I love this one, N A K E D bod|
Also I would like to note that my favorite piece of baby clothing for the first couple of weeks were these baby jammies that don't have snaps or buttons, instead the bottom is either an elastic or draw string. This makes diaper changes at night easier when I only had one eye open (pirate eye syndrome). They are genius!
|Grandma and Grandpa Sumsion with Quinn just |
before they left for the airport.
Grandma Cindy made Quinn the most adorable mobile for her crib. That's right, MADE! The little owls are made out of teeny tiny baby socks and each one has a personality of its own. We wanted to see how Quinn would look in her crib and mostly she looks small and adorable! We have discovered that she sleeps like her cousin Margo in what JR has termed "touchdown position".
At Quinn's two week checkup she weighted 8.4 lbs and was 21.25 inches long.
She gained back up to her birth weight and a little extra, doing good!
"I will say..." that taking photos of a one month old was waaayyy harder than I thought. We didn't really get a good one but we got lots of her little size which I think is the main point? Her ballerina doll from Aunt Mo is small so that will hopefully remind us later how itsy bitsy she was her first month.
I love this little girl
She is dainty most of the time
Snorts occasionally like her mamma
Makes adorable noises when she sleeps
Sucks on our finger while she bathes
Smiles in her sleep after getting "milk drunk"
Can lay on our chest for hours without needing to move
Melts like butter in our arms when she falls asleep
Has a high pitch little cry
Smells like Heaven