Tuesday, September 13, 2011

1 month!

Miss Lainey Charlotte is now 1 month old! I will say with confidence that this has been by far the FASTEST month ever in my whole life. The hours, days and weeks have flown by. We have loved welcoming Lainey into our family and are so thankful for her. We have both learned A LOT and more importantly how much MORE there is to learn about babies and being parents. I am thankful too that I don't have to rely on myself or even on Jed for wisdom in how to be a good mom, but that I can go to the Lord for wisdom and patience in figuring these seasons of life out! Here are some of Lainey's likes and dislikes as of 1 month...
(We have bought 3 different kinds and she is not a fan of any of them. Advice? Should I try other kinds? We've tried the soothie, nuk and mam. I don't want to give up but I suppose it's possible that she'll never really take one...?)
(She took a bottle well the first week of her life but has not since...)
(Getting better though!)
Being swaddled
(She does not love this but I feel like she sleeps better if she's wrapped up a bit so I wait until she's almost asleep to swaddle. I'd say the success rate with this is about 75% and I'm hoping it gets better...)
Sleeping before 11 or 12pm
(I am trying but failing a lot at getting her to go down in her crib before 11 or 12. It seems no matter how awake she is in the evening, she still fights sleeping before this time of night. For some this wouldn't be a big deal, but we Johnsons are NOT night owl type people...)
Laying on her changing table! This is definitely where we get the most smiles and coos!
Hanging out in just a diaper
Eating - she is a good little eater
When Dad holds her like a football
Tummy time
Being outside
KISSES! She LOVES when we kiss her sweet cheeks!
When Dad calms her down after bath time
Dad's silly songs
(Fortunately, Lainey sounds a lot like the word "lady" and every song with the word "lady" in it can be adapted accordingly)

We LOVE you Lainey! I can't wait to see how much you grow and change during the next month!

1 comment:

  1. oh my godness cute pic! And she looks bigger!

    Amaia did not like baths AT ALL for the first couple months either. She cried and cried and cried. One day she just decided that she liked them and now she is all smiles during her bath. I wonder why they hate them so much! Ha.

    I think I've told you this, but she also liked to party at night :) With that I'd say you just have to have patience. With miss Amaia I would just make sure to wake her every 2 1/2 or 3 hours during the day to eat and have some awake time and just keep with it. We did also let her cry when she needed to go to bed, as long as I knew that she was fed, burped and had a clean diaper....most of the time she fell asleep within 10 or fifteen minutes and if she didn't I would go in her room and comfort her. It was hard to listen to, but at a pretty young age and still now she falls asleep on her own without a peep.

    Those are just my two cents :)