callista at one month.

Callistaloo is one month old today!  Is it just me, or did that month just fly by?  I would definitely say we're still not totally out of the woods with the newborn stage yet, but all things considered, she is killing it at this 'being alive' thing

Baby girl is still up pretty often through the night, although (unless I'm jinxing something by saying so) she seems to at least have her days and nights organized.  Some days she's really sleepy, other days she's not so much and just wants to be held all day.  (Which I equally feel limited by and just love.)  But at some point between 10:30 and midnight, she eats and then conks out for a good 3-4 hour stretch.  She's usually up again around 2:30 and 4:30, and then up for the day between 6:30 and 7:00.  She typically takes around 15 minutes to eat, and is still on a 1.5-2 hour routine through the day.

I'm still really trying to get a nap in most days - I'd say in the last month, I've only missed four or five days.  The rest of the time, I've at least gotten in a 20 minute power nap during the stretch in the afternoon where she's sleeping, the little kids are down for nap, and the big kids are playing in the basement.  (A few days, the stars aligned just right and I got over an hour!)  I think that this has single-handedly been the key to how awesome this recovery period has been - I am really feeling good at this point! 

I'll try to get a post up tomorrow with my suggestions for healthy postpartum recovery, though I can't promise anything. The blog schedule is totally at the mercy of how much hands-free time I get during the evening.  Sometimes I just have to read a book and cuddle her endlessly all evening.  It's a rough life I lead.

My whole life right now.

So that's where we're at, one month in.  Callista's doing well managing the one job she's been given in life (growing), and I'm not wanting to crawl in a hole and sleep until I die, so I'd call it a successful month with a newborn!

1 comment :

todd said...

she is so stinkin cute!!!