Sunday, May 15, 2011

One Month Old!

Meredith is one month old!


She is really a good baby.  This is the “Purple Crying” time (if you’ve had a baby recently, you probably know what I’m talking about) so all babies get pretty fussy around 4 weeks old, but Meredith is pretty easy to settle and is really not fussy too often.

At one month old, Meredith:

  • is wearing newborn size diapers
  • is wearing newborn or 0-3 month clothing (she must be a skinny minnie, because 0-3 month are all pretty wide on her)
  • is nursing exclusively, and her feeding schedule is all over the board – sometimes every 5 hours, sometimes every 2 1/2
  • does seem to have some tummy problems, but we’re giving her infant probiotics, and I really think they’re working
  • enjoys her paci Smile


Meredith’s one month check up is on Thursday.  She had a little trouble gaining weight when she was first born – lost some more weight after we left the hospital – but at our last check up and at the nurse’s home visit, she was gaining at a rate of 2-3 ounces per day (the norm is 1 ounce per day).  But because her 0-3 mo clothes seem so wide, I’m interested to see what she weighs now.  I’ll keep you posted!

*update: Meredith is in the 75th percentile in both height (21.75 in) and weight (10 lbs), and the 45th percentile in head circumference (14.5 in).  She was so good at the doctor’s office – both the nurse and doctor commented on how sweet she was Smile


Meredith, you are such a joy to our family!  We love watching you grow!

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