Monday, October 4, 2010

1 month already!

Oh Libby. Sweet Libby. AKA Libster, Munchkin, Offspring (that's Jared's name for her), and sometimes Little Miss Fussy Pants. Can't believe she's already 1 month old. Last I remember, it was August and I was swimming in the pool. Now it's October and I'm wearing sweaters and I have a baby? Seems like September went by in a sleepless blur.

It's been a hard month, but I sure love this little girl. Also, I have the best husband in the world. I can count on one finger the number of times I've done the dishes in the past month and that's a nice feeling.

I knew that being a stay at home mom was a full time job, but I didn't realize that I would literally spend 8 hours a day just feeding this child. She is still eating 8-9 times a day and takes 45 minutes to an hour to eat. That translates to eating every 2.5 to 3 hours. By the time she is finished eating and I get her to sleep, that leaves anywhere from 1.5 to 2 hours for me to sleep. But! Last night, the child slept for 5 hours! Too bad I woke up after 3 hours to the sound of her sleep grunts. I couldn't get back to sleep because I kept thinking she was going to wake up any minute. I think my body no longer knows how to sleep more than a few hours at a time. But maybe the Libster will surprise me again tonight and we'll both get a good night's rest.

We finally gave her her first real bath on Saturday. I know, seems like a long time to wait to bathe her, but it took 21 days for her cord stump to fall off. And was just easier to keep giving her sponge baths as needed. But once I noticed she was accumulating stuff in her neck creases (milk, probably), I decided it was time to break out the tub. Anyway, here are the obligatory first bath pictures. Can you believe she slept through it??


  1. I can't wait until we get to wear sweaters! It's been abnormally hot here. How much and often newborns eat is crazy, eh? I remember people telling me that I was going to have so much time, but I just remember feeling like I never, ever got enough sleep. I'm praying you can get five hours again. I did the same thing when Isaak slept longer--I kept looking at him and thinking is he okay?

  2. Wow she slept through a bath! That's amazing. I'm glad you are doing okay during these newborn weeks. It usually gets a bit better as they get older. Congrats again and I too hope you can all start getting some more sleep.

  3. WOW!! I can't believe it's been a month. I remember telling Mike I was feeding Izzy at least 40 hours/week and he wouldn't believe me until I broke it down for him. I started facebooking and blogging while I was feeding her bc I would get bored. It goes by so fast though! Soon she will be sleeping through the night and you will forget what it was like waking up every few hours! Good luck!

  4. One month! It is so crazy how fast time flies. She is adorable and I'm sure you two are awesome parents. Also, I really can't believe she slept through a bath! I'm always amazed at babies who can sleep through anything. Unfortunately, Hailey has never been one of them. Enjoy the sleep while you can get it. It is definitely hard to come by those first few months. :)