Eleanor Is 1 Month Old!

1 month…1 whole month!  I can’t believe my little bird is a month old already.  I thought time flied when Lucas was a newborn but that’s nothing compared to how fast this month flew by.

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The big news in our house is how well Eleanor sleeps!  Lucas was not the best sleeper and would wake up every 45 minutes-1 hour during the night to either eat or hang out.  I had days where I would be too tired to drive and others where I couldn’t even see straight.  Eleanor is a dream and slept 7.5 hours straight last night.  Yup, she slept through the night (10:30pm-6am)!  Can you believe it?  We had her monthly doctor’s appointment last Friday and I asked the doctor if I had to wake her to eat during the night because she is so little.  The doctor said absolutely not and enjoy the sleep!  YAY!

1 Month Rundown:

Height: 22 1/4 inches

Weight: 9 lbs, 14 ounces

Likes: Sleeping, being held, being warm, watching Lucas, eating, stroller rides, the car seat and sitting up.

Dislikes: Diaper changes, baths, having her clothes changed, being disturbed while she’s sleeping and loud noises.

As for me, at 10 days postpartum I was back at my pre-pregnancy weight.  A bout of the stomach flu last week has left me 6 lbs under my pre-pregnancy weight but still about 10 lbs above my happy racing weight.  I still have lots of toning to do in the midsection and can’t wait to start ab work when I get the all clear.

Everyone always says that each pregnancy is different and so is each child.  How right they are!  Breastfeeding with Lucas didn’t work out so well and he ended up on formula only by 4 months.  At that time he was barely getting an ounce of breastmilk a day and he never latched on.  Eleanor is being only breastfed and is a a champ at latching on.  She latched on right after being born and we’ve never had an issue.  No visits to lactation consultants or any other problems.  I’m shocked at how well it’s going, like really shocked.  I’ve read many stories about babies not wanting bottles so I’ve pumped a bottle a day for her to have since her 1st week.  I don’t want refusal of a bottle to ever be an issue for us.

Month 2 here we come….

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6 Responses to Eleanor Is 1 Month Old!

  1. She is just adorable as ever! I’m totally jealous of your full night of sleep! What’s the secret? We’re lucky to get 3+ hours at a time.

    Our boy is exclusively breastfed right now and we’re introducing a bottle this week. I really hope he takes to it well.

  2. Jen says:

    Yay, for sleeping and eating so well! If you figure out the secret, please share. I’m petrified of having another bad sleeper. She is such a cutie!

  3. kim says:

    Isn’t it funny hour the second go round of BFing is so different? Total 180 experience for me, too. So happy she’s s good eater and sleeper!

  4. awww she is adorable. C was one of those babies that REFUSED the bottle – so it was all breastfeeding for a year for us!

  5. runforwine says:

    So glad you got a good sleeper/eater this time around! Our story is almost identical to your experiences with Lucas’ so I’m really hoping for similar luck with latching and sleep with baby #2. She is such a doll!

  6. Kelley says:

    I am so happy she is sleeping well!!! And glad BFing is going well!!! She is a cutie! You’ve got two adorable kids over there!

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