I didn't do a monthly sticker thing for Kye (did they have them back then?) but I like the idea that every month will be similar pictures. I'm not sure on a location for them all yet, I may change it up each month. We got her an ADORABLE chair for her room but it hadn't arrived in time for the one month ones so I may use that in the future, we'll see ;) The day she turned one month old (Jan 6th) I took about 10 minutes and snapped these pictures to go along with this blog entry! Enjoy!
This makes me laugh!
At one month old Brittlynn is doing everything a baby her age should be able to do including:
- lift head briefly when on stomach on a flat surface
- focus on a face
She can do everything a one month old will probably be able to do including:
- respond to a bell in some way, such as startling, crying, quieting (She cries! I didn't ring a bell but the dogs barking or Zach clearing his throat causes that reaction so I'm sure it's the same thing)
a little smile for you!
She can do everything a baby her age may possibly be able to do including:
- lift head 45 degrees when on stomach
- vocalize in ways other than crying (she coos and makes a little laugh sound I LOVE IT!)
- smile in response to your smile
She can do most of the things a one month old may be able to do including:
- lift head 90 degrees when on stomach
- hold head steady when upright
- smile spontaneously
such a goober face ;)
The only thing she can't do yet is from the "may be able to" category and it's:
- bringing both hands together
looks like she's trying to grab the camera
I enjoy reading the monthly chapters in the What to Expect the First Year book as they help answer any questions I may have and understand some things better about the stage my baby is in. This month mostly covered breastfeeding...which I feel I have down pat! It did cover some things I found interesting though too!
It mentioned the blister thing on her upper lip and it's known as "nursing blisters." It's from vigorous sucking (which she does do!!!). It will go away on it's own and doesn't cause her any discomfort.
This book says that most babies spit up. It's extremely common and, although it's messy and smelly, it's not usually a cause for concern. It's typically a laundry problem, not a health problem. It may be related to an immature sphincter between the esophagus and the stomach and to excess mucus that needs to be cleared. It also may be coming up with a burp and sometimes a baby wisely spits up because she's eaten too much. If the spit up looks unchanged from when she drank the milk then it only went as far as the esophagus before coming back up. If it traveled own to the stomach before its return trip, it will look curdled and smell like sour milk. Hers is typically the curdled sour milk kind.
There is no cure for spitting up but some ways to help include:
- don't feed her when she's crying
- keep her as upright as possible while feeding and for awhile afterward
- make sure she uses the right size of nipple when bottle feeding
- tilt the bottle to minimize air
- avoid bouncing her while eating or just afterward
- when possible strap her into a baby seat or stroller for awhile after the feeding
- burp her constantly during the meal
When she makes this face I TOTALLY see Kye!!!
It has been a wonderful first month, if you'd like to see what Kye was up to during his first month you can see his post HERE. It's interesting that they both hit the same developmental milestones this month except the hands together thing!!! I don't think they really look alike at this age...do you???
my favorite this month :)