April 19, 2022

One month (!) of Sutton

 I can't believe it's been a month. 

+She does enjoy her pacifier so far, which is something Wells had grown out of by 2 weeks old. We've got like 7 of them floating around now. I tried with that kid, often, and he never really took to one. With Sutton, I can't put it in her bassinet at night with her. She will see it, try to get to it, get angry, and yell. And we don't give it to her at night because she'll lose it and then want it and then no one sleeps, ever. 

+She does not tolerate a swaddle. Not even a little bit. I started leaving her arms out around 2 weeks old because she likes to roll to her side. Now, I just wrap a swaddle blanket (she does. not. tolerate. the velcro.) around her legs to keep her warm and in place. 

+She gained almost a pound in 2 1/2 weeks and she's definitely getting bigger and filling out. She was 6 lbs 6 oz when she was born and up to 7 lbs 2 oz at her two week appointment. She eats constantly. She grew out of her preemie sleepers and is fitting perfectly into newborn clothes and will be in 3-month ones soon. Still newborn diapers all the way. They finally aren't way too big. 

+Sleep is what it is, I guess. I wake up like 3 times a night to feed her. Right now, it's usually 12am, 3 or 4am, and then 6am-ish. 

+In regards to that...my mom has been here to help and it's like having a day nurse instead of a night nurse. She takes care of the baby so much during the day that I'm able to sleep til 9am and take a nap when I have a chance in the afternoon. 

+That's pretty much it. She's a newborn still...she eats, she sleeps, and she gets her diaper changed. She is completely edible though and, after a rough start for the first week or so, I spend a lot of time snuggling her and feeling her hair. 

+As for post-partum life, I really, really just want to be able to work out again. I have only been on two walks since she's been born because the weather has been kind of awful this spring. The poor kid rarely gets outside. I am doing some post-partum yoga but my chiropractor told me not to do too much right now...she's been more helpful than the actual doctors have. I am really itching to get back to Pilates but I know the core work needs to be eased into slowly. 

As for the health part of recovery, I post a lot on Instagram about that if you want to go listen to my rambling stories. You can go to Sutton's birth story here if you want more on that. 

Aside from the fact that I could really use like 6 hours of sleep in a row, she's absolutely perfect and we completely adore her. 


  1. She's so itty bitty... that blanket - just think how big she'll be on it in a few months!
    Hopefully the weather will cooperate soon for your walks!

  2. Missouri missed the memo that it's April. I'm done with the cold!


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