Peyton’s Progress: 3 weeks postpartum

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Peyton is 3 weeks old today πŸ™‚ The days go by so fast since she has been born. It’s insane. Life has been so different and we are still slowly adjusting to our new addition! I’m going to start off with how Peyton has been doing with doctor visits and milestones and then talk about how I’m doing postpartum.

The day we came home from the hospital was kind of a rough one. I was SUPER anxious and going through some pretty tough “baby blues”… which means I was highly emotional and crying over everything lol The next day was Peyton’s first doctor’s appointment. She was 19 1/2 inches tall, 5 pounds 7 ounces, and her head circumference was 33 cm. Her temperature was in the low 97’s which wasn’t alarming but they wanted to retest it. (As all of this was going on she was butt naked for over 15 minutes in a very cold doctor’s office). They retested her and it kept going lower and lower until it was so low they had to send us to the ER. Great first day out of the hospital right? -__- SO Aaron and I were FREAKING out and sped to the hospital. Long story short, we were there for over 4 hours and they had to do all sorts of tests on her to rule out a bunch of things… even though everyone suspected it was because she was naked for too long. They had to do an IV, catheter for a urine test, and an x-ray to rule out pneumonia. She was HYSTERICAL crying for so long… as was I. It was the most torturous thing I have ever experienced. Everything came back perfectly normal and we stayed there until her temperature came back up, which it did, after she was bundled in towels and blankets and layers of clothes. This was a mistake on her doctor’s office. She was early term and tiny. She should have never been out of her clothes for that long. Temperature regulation can be difficult for babies and even more difficult for teeny tiny early babies. We have had to keep her in long sleeved onesies, leggings, socks, and hats until now actually! She has been doing SO much better with regulating her own temperature. Thank goodness! I found a cute new questionnaire so you guys can see all of her current stats!

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Age: 3 weeks
Weight: 6 pounds 7 ounces
Length: 20 inches
Size (diapers, onesies, etc.): Newborn
Eyes: Gray/Blue
Hair: Dark brown with her white forelock πŸ˜‰
Sleeping: She sleeps a LOT still.
Eating: She eats every 2 1/2 -3 hours. The past few days have been 2 hours or less. Thinking she’s going through a little growth spurt!
Milestones: Lots of eye contact, she turns her head to our voices, and she is spending longer periods of time doing tummy time πŸ™‚
Memorable outings: We aren’t taking her out just yet.
Favorite toys/activities: She LOVES her play gym and doing tummy time.
Words/sounds: She makes SO much noise lol She squeaks, grunts, and makes animal like noises lmao
Nicknames: Peyt, honeybee, princess P
Funny moments: When she projectile poops on daddy πŸ˜‰
Looking forward to: Social smiles!

As for me, I’ve been completely in love and completely exhausted! I always knew I’d have a hard time during the night and I certainly do. I love my sleep. Before I was pregnant, I always slept straight through the night. Having to get up, feed her, burp her, change her, and keep her upright for 20 minutes (to prevent her from throwing up) has been the biggest challenge so far. Otherwise, she has been such a great baby and Aaron and I help each other out so much. He was able to take 3 weeks off of work and it has been SO helpful. I don’t want him to go back to work! lol I did go through some pretty rough “baby blues” for the first 2 weeks. C-section recovery was no joke and that wasn’t helping AT ALL. I have been feeling much better with that so with being as anxious as I am, I’m working hard at keep postpartum depression away. Breastfeeding has been the most challenging thing I have ever done. It has been the biggest obstacle so far but we are hanging in there and doing well! I plan on doing a whole other blog based solely on that because if I get into it now, this will be the longest blog ever. SO I will end this here! ❀


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