Monday, July 9, 2012

kesid: 1 month

What a sweet month it has been getting to know the little one who I so badly wanted out of my belly. She is just about all you could ask for in a baby. She sleeps well and is a champ at eating. She is generally very content when she is awake unless she is working out a poo... She is a lot like her big sister as far as temperament goes. We praise the Lord for all of this!!  (the little dress (that looks like a shirt because she is so long) was mine as a baby)

She still has a ton of hair and her eyes have just started (at 5 1/2 weeks) to look more brown than grey/blue. She hasn't really started cooing or smiling yet...still eagerlysid for those :)

We went to the doctor for her one month check up at 5 weeks and I was surprised to see that she already weighs 10 lbs 3 oz (75th %tile) and is 22 1/2 in long (90th %tile). I wasn't as surprised about the length because she was busting out of newborn sleepers in the toes..

She eats about every 2 1/2 hours and is usually awake for close to an hour after a feeding and then sleeps until she eats again. At night I have been feeding her at 10:30 and she's been waking up around 3:30 am and then again at 7:30. Last night (5 1/2 weeks old) she slept from 10:30 to 5:40... I woke up and was shocked to see the time. I no longer set an alarm to wake up and feed her...just wake up when she starts grunting and getting fussy. I am thankful that she has for the most part just gone right back to sleep after every night time feeding. 

She has met a lot of people this month but one very special person was her great grandmother (Nanny). I am so thankful that my Nanny is able to be around my girls. What a gift she is! 

When Kesid cries she looks a lot like her big sister. I feel mean saying this but that face was my favorite with Lydia... she just looked so cute when she cried. 

I love the way Kesid sleeps all sprawled out. She doesn't like to be swaddled (much diff from Lydia). 

At around 10 days Kesid got a clogged tear duct that turned into an eye infection. That then spread to both eyes. When we went to the doctor about her eyes we found out she had thrush. We got medicine to treat both things... the eyes cleared up after about a week of medicine and lots of massaging her eye with a warm wash cloth. I felt so bad for her because at the beginning it would be so bad that she couldn't even open her eye until I cleaned the crustiness off. The thrush was a little more stubborn... the dr gave us a nystatin suspension for me to rub on her tongue. After 2 weeks of that and it still sticking around they put me on diflucan? for a week. I finally think it's gone after 3 weeks or so of treatment. Both of these were not fun to deal with but overall they are very minor things. We are thankful for her health!

After her umbilical cord fell off I noticed  that her belly button kind of bulges out...come to find out its a herniated belly button. We are not worried about it as these are common in new borns. Hopefully this will correct itself as she gets older and her stomach muscles develop and strengthen.

We praise the Lord for our sweet Kesid! Happy 1 month little one!!


  1. Way to go Kesid!

    Sawyer had a herniated belly button too, no worries. :)

    Can't wait to see her again. Love you all!

  2. Sweet, precious Kesid! MiMi loves you baby girl and I am so thankful that the Lord brought you to our family. Enjoyed the pictures so much Hannah!~

  3. She looks like a baby doll! She's so cute and perfect. :-) Glad the thrush and eye infection cleared up okay - no fun!