Monday, March 16, 2015

London's One Month Old

Better get this posted before she turns 2 months old!
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I thought I would keep these posts the same as I did for Maggie.  That way it would be fun to see how these girls are different or alike!

We were super lucky to have my mom here the week before London was born and the week after.  Then Ryan's mom came for the whole month of February to help out.  I really don't know what I would have done without them.  It was the only way we survived!  Transitioning to two kids is no joke, but oh so worth it.  ;)  I think we are finally getting settled.

London started off smaller than Maggie but she's quickly catching up to what Mag's was at this age.  She is such a sweet baby other than when she has gas pains.  Her favorite thing is to be bounced on the exercise ball.  I remember Maggie having the same issue, and I'm trying to remember when she grew out of it.  

She wakes up twice a night between 1:30-2:30am and 4:30-5:30am.  Then she will wake up again between 7:00-8:00am for another feeding.  Typically after this I can lay her back down to sleep a little longer so that I can get myself and Maggie ready for the day.  I hope that trend continues!  She makes a lot of noise when she sleeps.  Lots of grunting which I think has to do with her gas issues.  

We are headed back to America for a visit next week and when we return I think I'm going to move her to her own room.  It's really close to our bedroom, and I think we all would get more sleep that way.  I'm starting to feel like we are disturbing her too.  We are lucky that she actually likes to sleep on her back and being swaddled.  She also typically goes right back to sleep between feedings unless she spits up.  If spit up happens then I just have to try and burp her some more, and then she'll go back to sleep.  So much different than her sister!

She really likes to lock eyes with you and is starting to watch her big sister.  I love watching their relationship develop.  Maggie LOVES London and asks where "sister" is every morning when I go in to get her.  All she wants to do all day is kiss and huge on her.  I'm afraid to ever leave the room because she may smoother her with love!  Maggie's actually done really well with the transition besides being sick for most of the month.  I think she was just so excited to have a baby around.  We are also starting to see some of those adorable smiles!

Lo feeds about every 2 to 2 and a half hours during the day.  But she only feeds for about 7 minutes and she's done!  We are working on trying to get her to feed longer and stretch out the feedings as well.  We've also struggled because she seems to get choked and can get upset while eating.  Hopefully we can get this all worked out soon.

Her hair has started to fall out in the front, receding hair line.  Ha!  This is also funny to me because Maggie was the exact opposite.  Her hair fell out in the back & sides but the top stayed.

A few things you love: being swaddled, warm baths, sleeping in your rock n' play, being bounced and being in your baby wrap on me

A few things you do not love: changing clothes, your carseat (initially), and gas

I am so amazed at how fast this month has gone by!  Way faster than with your your sister at this age.  I'm scared that it means you will grow up so much faster than Maggie, so I'm really trying to soak up every bit of this baby stage.

Maggie had to jump in for one of the pictures.  :)

I still can't believe that I have TWO little girls!  I really can't believe it.  So so thankful.

Pictures from Lo's first month of life. 

Nana with London

Ickle means little in the UK.

Meme with Lo.

First trip to the city of London.

Papa visited for 10 days.

First holiday, Valentine's Day!



  1. She is adorable, both girls are! I'm sure your trip back home is packed, but if you have free time I would love to get our kiddos together!!

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  2. Hey there! I am a new reader and have a two week old baby girl. Everything you're posting about with your your one month old is so similar to my life right now. Quick question for you, where did you get that zip up swaddle wrap? I think I need that!

    1. Hi Britni! Congratulations on your new baby girl! Hope everything is going well. :) That swaddle is from Woombie Air, and I got it off Amazon here:
      Summer Infant also have good zip up swaddles:

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