Weight: 10 pounds 3 ounces (56th percentile)
Height: 21.5 inches (38th percentile)
Head: Nice and round
I can't believe it's already been a month since Lydia's birthday!!
If I would have wrote this post a week ago, it would be totally different than the update that I have today. This last week we have turned a corner and things are starting to go better...
Not that they were going bad, but there has been a lot going on with Lydia. A lot that led to a screaming baby most of the time and no sleep for her mama.
Turns out Lydia has reflux (not a big surprise since Lily and Liam both had it), we both had thrush and she had a horrible diaper rash that turned into a yeast infection diaper rash - good times!
She was put on relfux medication on November 20th, due to back arching, screaming, stiffness, gagging, spitting up and hiccups (I pretty much know all the signs now). We had been keeping her inclined during the night and a half hour after feeds I would keep her upright to help with digestion and I was trying to feed her more frequently, but nothing was helping. The day before Thanksgiving I noticed that I had developed thrush (I seem to get this every time I have a baby), which meant she either had it in her mouth or would get it in her mouth soon, so we both got prescriptions for that. She also had a horrible diaper rash that was not going away with Triple Paste for over a week, it had turned into a yeasty diaper rash (also known as jock itch - yuck!) we got medication for that the Friday after Thanksgiving.
So right before Thanksgiving things were going really awful, she was screaming a lot and until we figured out what was going on, I think I got about 4 hours of sleep total the two nights before Thanksgiving. The early morning of Thanksgiving when I was trying to console a screaming newborn at 3:00 a.m. I started crying, wondering why on Earth I had agreed to host Thanksgiving with a newborn (not the smartest thing I have ever done). And Thanksgiving Day she pretty much was crying a lot of the day and night and I just kept nursing her.
It was really hard to "enjoy every moment" when she was constantly screaming and I was so exhausted. But, I am happy to report that the last few nights have gone so much better since she is getting treated for all this, she is actually giving me some longer stretches at night. She will cluster feed from about 8:00-11:00 p.m. and she's been sleeping some nights from anywhere between 11:00/12:00 to about 4:00/5:00 a.m. randomly and then some nights she is up every hour (and obviously since I just put that out there, she will probably never sleep again).
So things are going A LOT better. She is also not screaming all day anymore. But who could blame her? She has reflux that was bothering her and a yeast infection - not fun! The last week she seems like a totally different baby. I have been feeling so much more rested and am so glad that she is feeling better. (But Chris in I are in agreement that so far, she is definitely our fussiest baby)
We did her newborn pictures the second week in November. Unfortunately we weren't able to use our usual photographer that does an amazing job, so at the last minute we went to Target and they did a nice job. She was pretty good through the pictures too. This is the first time we have a sleepy baby picture!
Her typical day she likes to spend nursing a lot and loves being held. If we try to put her down it usually ends in tears. I have been wearing the Baby Bjorne most days when I have to get things done (like putting Lily & Liam to bed) and I was wearing it a lot when we were getting things ready for Thanksgiving. She just really loves to cuddle and be close to someone (she reminds me a lot of Liam in that way). Lily and Liam have been great with the fact that I just hold her and nurse her most nights, they find things to play with or we watch a movie. We are just getting her used to the pacifier again. You know we gave one to her right away in the hospital and then I tried to hold off on it to help with nursing and now she doesn't really do too well with it. But she has found her fingers and likes to suck on those and I know taking a pacifier away in the future is a lot easier than trying to get a toddler off of their thumb. I have found one that she can somewhat keep in her mouth, so hopefully she will get better with it.
|Lydia & Maxton|
|love the cute newborn faces|
Why is it every time we have a baby Chris thinks it's an opportunity to grow facial hair?
|he loves her so much|
|Lydia and Nana Jane (her namesake)|
|Lydia with Ashlyn and Corrie|
Lydia's First Thanksgiving
I am really excited for Lydia's first Christmas!
|she didn't really fit in this stocking|
Here's a picture recap of her first month:
She is getting more alert everyday and things are getting better and easier.
Happy One Month Liddy Lu!