My sweet girl is ONE month old today🤗❤️
Each day since Winnie was born, we’ve slowly seen her personality grow. She’s a sassy girl who knows what she wants & what she doesn’t (most of the time).
I’ll break down her monthly updates into a few categories: feeding, sleeping, & development.
Feeding— This subject is evolving every day. Owynn is breastfed with a supplement of two formula bottles daily so that mommy can pump & store enough for time away from baby (babysitting & daycare). Currently Owynn has no schedule for feeding. She eats on demand with no rhyme or rhythm. On average, Owynn eats 2-4oz every two hours during the day & maybe three hour stretches through the night. We’re four weeks away from daycare so our goal is to get Winnie to a three hour stretch between feedings during the day as well.
Sleeping— immediately we noticed Owynn had her days & nights reversed. She woke up just long enough for a diaper change and a feeding then went right back to sleep during the day. Around mommy’s bedtime Owynn typically has a long period where she’s alert & needs stimulation for a couple hours. Throughout the night Owynn usually sleeps a 2.5-3 hour period with longer stretches in between where she’s wide awake before the next 2.5-3 hour period of sleep. As Owynn has just entered her fifth week of life, she’s currently experiencing her first growth spurt in my opinion. The last couple of nights she’s gone through a little bit of sleep regression, fighting her sleep & only snoozing for shorter periods of time. Fingers crossed by the end of the week she starts to figure out her sleep schedule again!
Development— I’m choosing to track Owynn’s development following the Wonder Weeks App. Owynn is about to go into her first leap which I fully believe is contributing to her growth spurt & sleep regression over the last few days. Owynn seems to be right on track with her first leap, crying for no normal reason (I.e. dirty diaper, hunger, lack of sleep), needy for much more physical contact & cluster feeding. According to the Wonder Weeks, Owynn is going through her first major neurological change since birth. Some explain it as being “being born again.” Soon she should begin socially smiling, respond to touch & odor, increase her attention span, stay alert & busy for longer periods of time.
Likes: Owynn currently finds comfort in being in her baby carrier, sleeping on mommy’s chest, & dancing to Ed Sheeran.
Dislikes: swaddling is an ABSOLUTELY NOT & forget about bath time (although she doesn’t mind the shower)!
Last weigh-in: 2 weeks old, 8lbs 3.5oz
Last measurements: 2 weeks old, 20.5 inches long
I cannot believe how much Owynn has changed in her first few weeks of life but I’m so excited to watch her mind & body grow & develop, especially in this first year of her life! Thank you for checking out today’s post. Stay tuned for my postpartum update in the very near future! Xo