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Millie’s First Month

March 10, 2015

Millie is one month old.

Millie's First Month

This past month has passed at high speed…and I knew it would.

Being that Millie is our last baby, I’ve been trying to soak in every.single.second of her being so little (in between my bouts of sleepless zombie-mom syndrome, lol).

So what has happened over the past month with Millie?ย  Here’s the rundown:

  • Millie was born on February 7th in the water (birth story is coming soon!).
  • She was pretty jaundiced right after birth and had to spend a few nights on a Bilibed.
  • She’s been breastfed exclusively.ย  Whoever said breastfeeding is easy (or natural for that matter) is straight up lying because it was a huge challenge once again.ย  Well…at least for me it wasn’t easy and without Google I’m not sure I would have been successful this time around either.ย  But at least both Millie and I have figured it out after 30 days.
  • Millie currently has Thrush (hence the purple mouth in the photo above due the gentian violet).ย  But I’m happy to say that I think we’ve beaten it!ย  Fingers crossed that it stays away for the rest of our breastfeeding days!
  • I’m not exactly sure of her weight but I’m going to guess that she’s close to 10 pounds (my little Chunkers!).
  • She’s wearing 3 month clothes but will probably be in 6 month footie pjs soon since her legs are so long.
  • For the past week she loves to be awake and cry from around 8pm to 3am.ย  Fun for her, painful for me and my husband.
  • She loves getting her hair washed and getting warm baths.
  • She won’t take a pacifier.
  • And she likes being worn around the house in a ring sling.

Pretty simple and straightforward for a newborn.

Baby Millie at one month old

As for me:

  • I’m doing much better this time around.ย  No ups/downs with the baby blues or postpartum depression (here is the whole story if you are a new reader).
  • I gained 35 pounds during the pregnancy, have lost 21 so far which means 14 to go.ย  My pre-pregnancy clothes don’t fit and my maternity tops look silly…so I’ve been living in yoga pants and nursing tanks.ย  You do what you gotta do!
  • I’m somehow existing off of around 4 hours of sleep a night.

Moving on towards the second month…

  • Reply
    Colleen K
    March 11, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    So glad to hear all is going well! I had my baby boy on March 2 and am struggling with breastfeeding. It’s not easy at all and literally consumes your life. How your doing it with a toddler too is beyond me!

    • Reply
      Morgan
      March 14, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      Colleen, congrats on your little boy! It’s still been a struggle this time around…and I’m just thankful Mabel has been somewhat understanding when I’m trying to nurse Millie during the day. Has it been getting easier since you commented?

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