BIT’s One Month Update

How time flies – BIT is already one month old! What is our Brewster-In-Training up to?

One month!

One month!

Weight/Height: Per our home scale, she’s up to 11.2 pounds! That’s an average of 0.9 ounces of weight gain a day! Good jiminy jominy, she’ll be a sumo baby if this keeps up. Luckily she’s also added another 1/2 inch, bringing total height (or should I say length since she technically can’t stand?) to 22 1/2 inches. (For the math nerds among you, that’s an average growth of 0.85 millimeters a day. If this same rate of growth continued, BIT would grow 12 inches in her first year – so I’m assuming she’ll slow down at some point.)

Clothes/Diapers: Firmly in the 0-3 month clothes but we’ve started to transition to size 2 Pampers, as the size 1s were getting a little snug on our chunky monkey.

Sleep: As best I can tell, BIT likes to wake up around 6:00 am, be up off and on most of the morning, take an epic nap midday, be up off and on most of the evening, and go to bed for the night around 7:00 pm. She’ll then take a bottle around 10:15, again at 3:00, and then up at 6:00 to start the whole process over. During the day, she naps mainly in her swing or the BabyHawk if she’s frotzy and I need to get stuff done. At night, she’s in her crib.

Eating: BIT’s taking about 3 1/4 ounces of Similac every 3 hours during the day, then twice overnight. (So 25ish ounces a day.) Now and then, she’ll act like she’s ravenous before three hours and then only drink 2 ounces of the bottle and pass out. She’s wily like that and likes to keep me on my toes. She is a terribly messy eater – it dribbles all down her chin, which drives me crazy. BUT she hardly ever spits up (unlike the Littlest Brewster, who was a terribly spitty baby) so I guess that’s a trade off I’m willing to make.

General Personality: The Littlest Brewster was a super outgoing, very social baby and the Brewster-In-Training seems to be a lot more laid back than her sister was. She has started to smile occasionally, which is really gratifying and makes the hard parts of parenting slightly less obnoxious. She’s also a super-snuggler and is happiest when she’s being held. This is so completely different from how I remember LB as a baby that I’m having a bit of a time adjusting to it. But I’ve found that she is happier and I am happier when I let her be who she is (a cuddler) rather than trying to force her into being a more independent baby. I’m sure that trying to keep from comparing the girls (favorably or not) will be an ongoing struggle for both me and the DreadBrewer.

See? She does smile!

See? She does smile!

 

One thought on “BIT’s One Month Update

  1. I can’t believe you’ve already hit the one-month mark! Congrats, you guys are all doing so great!! She’s so adorable and looks a lot like DB in that picture.

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