Sunday, April 15, 2012

Maesyn One Month Old

Miss Maesyn...somehow you went and turned one month old today!  Not quite sure how that happened but I have been completely and utterly in love with each and every moment of your first month as a Doss girl.  I still need to write about the day we finally got to meet you and bring you home to meet your sister...I just haven't quite gotten that off of my to-do list, and my days have kind of been filled with snuggling you a lot.  But in the mean time here is a little bit of what you have been up to:

Weight:  9.4 lbs
Height: 21 inches
Eating: 3 ounces every 2-3 hours.  You have to be on Nutramegin formula which is a hypo-allergenic formula due to your reflux issues.  You may have a milk allergy too, we aren't quite sure, so we have an appt. with a GI specialist at the end of the month.  You seem to be better on the formula (but it stinks something awful!!!) so we are glad about that.  You are also on Zantac twice a day to help with the reflux.  I was so hoping we were going to avoid these tummy issues with you as your sister struggled through this as a baby...but no such luck.  Hoping we can get all of the answers from the GI doctor and make sure that you are getting all of the care and treatment you need.  But it hasn't stopped you from being a good eater and gaining weight like a champ.
Sleeping:  You are a sleeping rockstar.  You nap on and off throughout the day for 1-2 hours at a time and then are awake and alert for 30-45 minutes.  But night time is where you really show off!  You have been sleeping 3.5 - 5 hour stretches since you were about 2 weeks old.  You get fed about 10 or 10:30pm and then we lay you down for the night.  You then wake up between 2:30 - 3am for a feeding.  And then again at 6 or 6:30am.  It is a miracle of the Lord I tell you and I rejoice in your sleeping talent every night :)
What you like:  Being held and laying asleep on Mommy or Daddy's chest. Looking at the ceiling fan. Lounging in your Bumbo lounger. Your binky ( and the bink have a love/hate dynamic going on right now). Mommy or Daddy sticking their tongue out at you...and then you stick your tongue back out at us!  It is the funniest thing :)
What you don't like: Not being held ;). Getting your clothes on and off.  A bath (Lord help me if this is a genetic trait as your sister STILL hates to take a bath). Losing your binky while you are start "flapping your wing" (flailing your arm all around) and screaming your head off.  But then when Mommy or Daddy try and give it back to you many times you act as if it is the most revolting thing you have ever been offered.  It is hilarious.

You are the most laid back and easy baby.  You deal with all of the chaos that your sister brings to the party and don't even blink.  A few days ago Sayler (aka The Honey Badger) was throwing a full on, melt down, kicking/screaming tantrum right next to you and you didn't even flinch.  You just kept on snoozing.  I can't even begin to express how in love I am with you.  My heart doubled the instant the Dr. placed you in my arms and I just can't describe how happy I am to be your Mommy.  I can't wait to tell you all about the wonderful things you will be doing in the months to come.

I think this split screen is so funny because Sayler actually weighed more at 1 month than you do but she looks like such a little peanut in this picture.  I definitely think you look a lot alike...but I am starting to see your unique self peek through a little bit with each passing day.

We love you to the moon and back Mae Mae.  We're so blessed you are ours.


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