I loved that I did these updates during the first year of Emerald's life. It has been immensely helpful as I go through the newborn stage again. I read back through them and say "Oh yeah, I forgot about that". Also when it comes time to fill out the baby book (because let's be honest..I am so not doing it as I go) I can just look back at these updates and fill in the details.So with that said, I will be doing the same for Alina.
Weight: 8 lbs 5 oz - 1 week
9 lbs 14 oz - 3 weeks
Height: 20.5 -1 week
22 inches- 3 weeks
We are breastfeeding and it is going so well. She had no problems latching and obviously no problems gaining weight (see above weight...she was 7.14 at birth). She is eating every 2 hours around the clock. Every now and then she will go 3 hours between feedings but that is few and far between. I pumped for the first time today and we will try a bottle in the next day or 2. I am slightly nervous due to the fact that her sister refused a bottle until about 9 months. We will see.
Despite the fact that she is eating so frequently I consider her a good little sleeper. She takes lots of naps during the day and goes back to sleep after feedings at night. She likes to sleep in the Rock and Play, the swing, the ergo, the happy baby wrap and of course on anyone who will hold her.
Going through about 10-12 diapers a day
Use Vaseline during the day and Desitin Creamy at night
She outgrew newborn diapers at about 2 weeks and that was pushing it. Now we are using Size 1 Huggies (which I hate, they leak). And size 1 Luvs (which I love).
Alina's skin is very vascular ,according to her pediatrician. Meaning she is more prone to breakouts and sensitive to more things. She has a "storkbite" on her face and neck. I think it's cute but it should fade as she gets older. She also has a little baby acne that I'm just cleaning with a washcloth and warm water.
Loves taking warm baths
Use Johnson and Johnson Baby wash but thinking of trying Earth mama angel baby since I have some
I'm not using much lotion until her acne goes away.
She has grown mostly out of her newborn clothes already! wearing some 0-3 months. Right now I love anything with zippers. Easier and quicker to change.
She loves to be held. She gives us smiles every now and then. When she smiles her whole face lights up. Makes me so happy.She mostly just lays and looks around during her awake time. I know that will quickly change.