; World of Dennifer: Baby Amaya NB - 1 month

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Baby Amaya NB - 1 month

I am so horrible for just now getting around to posting about my little angel's first month or so. She's just a couple of days away from her two month birthday now, so I figured I better catch up ASAP! I am actually dreading her 2 month well baby appointment - she's gonna be getting like 3-4 shots. :o( It is SO sad when little babies get shots - they look so surprised by the needle going into their thigh & then they scream & scream. I just hope I can calm her down quickly & I am also praying that she doesn't feel all crappy afterward.

Now for the fun stuff that I never shared...her newborn & 1 month pics! We went to the Picture People to get her newborn photos done because we got a nice gift card from a friend as a baby gift. I ended up LOVING the pics & spending waaay more $$ on them than I went in there intending to, lol. Here are some of my favorite shots (she was 12 days old!):

{chewing on her finger}
 {yawning <3}

{kisses for our sweet baby girl}

{outfit change, lol..I heart her face in this pic}

I also decided to do monthly photos with her Picky Sticky onesie stickers showing her age. They are so cute & much cheaper than buying onesies for each month. here she is in her NB & 1 month pics:

{laying down - 0 months}

Then I tried to prop her up on her boppy to get a sitting up pic...yeah at first, that equaled major FAIL:

So we tried once more...

It was the best it was getting, so I decided to leave her alone, lol.

Now for the 1 month pics, which went way better:

Amaya's first couple of weeks were filled with lots of visitors, doctor's appointments, sleepless nights & trips to the hospital for blood draws (to keep an eye on her bilirubin/jaundice levels). She slept the large majority of the day, so we didn't get much awake time with her. Due to her jaundice, she actually slept A LOT & very soundly. She would have slept through the night if we let her, but her pediatrician advised that we feed her a minimum of every 2-3 hours because it helps with jaundice, so we did. And boy, was it difficult to get her to wake up! Now, of course, we have the opposite problem, lol.

Right around 3'ish weeks, she started having MAJOR gas issues. She also started spitting up more than what I consider normal, so we told her doctor, who said that she probably had mild acid reflux. We are still slowly, but surely trying to get her gas & acid reflux issues under control & working on establishing a bedtime routine. At birth, she was 4 lbs. 13 oz. & by her 1 month appointment, she was up to 6 lbs. 4.5 oz.! During the month, she started to smile & practiced strengthening her neck muscles during tummy time.

I'll be better about doing these updates once I get caught up & they'll eventually be more detailed & better outline her milestones, but for now I just want to get a quick update posted. And now I must run because it's almost bedtime for Baby AJ & mama still needs to shower! 'Till next time!


PootleFlump said...

Awww, what a little cutie she is!!!!. The piccie of her with you and your hubby is just lovely. x

Life Happens said...

Wow, has it really been two months??!! She is precious!

Stacie said...

Hey! I have enjoyed looking at your DIT projects, as I am going to decorate my daughter-to-be's nursery with birds and owls (based on the Hayley bedding at PBK). Yours looks awesome and I have gotten lots of inspiration from Amaya's room.

I wanted to let you know that I was etsying a few minutes ago and ran across an item that is pictured using your nursery pics. My hope is that you gave someone permission to use the picture, otherwise...creepy! Here is the link: