Her first month of life went by so fast. She has been a little more difficult than Jonas was as a newborn, so it's taken some adjusting for mom and dad. She started her first week of life struggling with jaundice, but it wasn't too serious and is doing much better now. She still likes to try to cluster feed, giving herself an upset stomach and projectile spitting-up while mom is still feeding her. That has mostly stopped, but we are still figuring out breast feeding. She has started to adjust better at night and sleeps well in her little bed next to mom. We celebrated her first month by going to church for the first time, and she slept through most of it!
This boy is so obsessed with his sister. Sometimes it's helpful, and sometimes it's frustrating, but it is always heartwarming!
Madeline loves to be held, but she does well getting set down to sleep-most of the time.
Jonas has started to try to breastfeed his stuffed animals, with his belly button! (LOL)
We also ended the month by upgrading our car, there was no more room in our Kia with two car seats! We upgraded to a 2013 Toyota Hylander.
I didn't get too many pictures of Madeline this month because I was so exhausted all the time, hopefully now I can be better since she's doing better at night.
We had a couple opportunities to take pictures of our beautiful Madeline. We first attempted to take a few pictures of her on our own, but she didn't cooperate as well and woke up. Then we found out a local photographer needed a newborn girl to take pictures of with some props, so we took advantage of the opportunity and the pictures turned out great!
Our first two weeks with little Madeline have gone by fast. They have included lots of cute bows, pink, and sleep deprivation. The first week also included Madeline looking a little jaundice, so we had to take daily trips to the hospital to do blood tests to monitor her levels, luckily with some hard work keeping up with feedings she got healthy without extra medical attention. At her two week appointment she weighed in past her birth weight, 8lbs 8oz.
Here are some random pictures from her first two weeks of life, once we got home from the hospital, in random order:
Jonas LOVES his baby sister - kissing, holding, and taking care of her, it is so sweet! I give most of the credit to him adjusting well so far to the fact that we are enjoying dad's month of bonding leave.
So far she has met both grandmas, my sister and her husband, and my brother.