1 Month Update | Anya

Our little girl is over a month old now! She's growing and learning and changing all the time. It's fun to see her brain developing and expanding.

A few days old - she was born at 38 weeks, so she still had quite a bit of fine hair on her face, ears, and even shoulders!

5 days old
Helen loves to hold Anya when she can!

1 week old

 2 weeks old

James is also eager to hold Anya. He's a very loving older brother!

3 weeks old

 4 weeks (1 month) old

A Few Facts About Anya at 1 Month Old:

Clothing: Anya was such a tiny thing when she was born, so of course she wore newborn clothes. By about a month old, she started to outgrow them - her shoulders were starting to stick out the neck hole. She still fits into some newborn sleepers, but it won't be long before we have to make the complete switch to 0-3 month!
Diapers: We started out with newborn diapers, but we switched to size 1 diapers when she was a couple weeks old since they were cheaper and fit her okay.
Sleeping: Sleep has been...rough. I think the sporadic sleep schedule is the absolute worst thing about the newborn phase.
For the first few days postpartum, Anya basically slept all the time with very short awake times.
Then, around 1 week old, she transitioned to having 1-2 longer awake times a day, usually in the morning and in the evening before bed.
Now she has a few awake periods each day, ranging from 15 minutes to 1 hour long.
She'll sleep by herself in the rock 'n' play now, which is glorious. For the first couple of weeks she only wanted to sleep when she was being held. Which was fine and I enjoyed it. But after a while, when you have 2 other kids, you have to Get Stuff Done.
Nights are unpredictable at this point as well. She kind of seems to have her days and nights separated, but the past few days she's been waking up at 3:30 or 4:30 in the morning to have a short awake time. Bleh.
She'll wake to feed anywhere from 3-5 times in the night. I can't wait until she can go longer periods without nursing!
Umbilical Cord: Her umbilical cord fell off at 1 week and 1 day postpartum.
Weight: Anya weighed 6 lb 12 oz at birth, and she weighed 7 lb 8 oz at 2 weeks postpartum.
Tummy Time: At this point she still hates tummy time, but she's pretty good a lifting her little head up while I'm holding her.
Temperament: It's hard to say for sure what her temperament is at this point. She's definitely not as cranky as Helen was, but not as easy going as James. Somewhere in between the two extremes.

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