Flora is one month old!
I am only a week behind on this post which feels pretty good since even managing to open my computer feels like a struggle these days. During Flora's first month, all of the kids ended up getting sick. Pearl and Axel had fevers for over a week along with other intense symptoms, but thankfully Flora has only been congested. I would like to think her mild symptoms are due to the magic of my breast milk.
Flora has grown a ton this last month. We don't have a scale, but she has already grown out of her newborn and 0-3 month outfits. I will have to go into storage and pull out the 6 month clothes pretty soon.
She slept a lot in the first few weeks, but is starting to have longer awake times. Flora mostly likes to nurse, cry, and stare at us while awake. She doesn't like to sleep on her own and generally wakes up within five minutes if I set her down somewhere. She isn't a fan of the baby swing and doesn't like going to bed either. Flora sleeps decently at night once she finally falls asleep, but it's definitely a struggle to get her asleep in the evening. We usually end up closing our eyes somewhere around 11 pm.
If I really need to accomplish things around the house, I will put her in the ring sling. She generally sleeps well while being worn. She has weeded the garden beds with me, gone to doctor and dentist appointments for her siblings, and even attended two work meetings with me in the ring sling. That thing has been a life saver.
Pearl and Axel love their little sister and want to hold, hug, and kiss her constantly. Axel calls her "Rora." and is always coming up to me with his hands out saying "Rora, help." That means he wants me to help him hold her. So far Pearl has been very helpful and considers herself to be a great babysitter. Pearl has even taken an interest in assisting me with diaper changes. Maybe I can get her to manage that task on her own soon. That would be pretty sweet.
I just didn't find the time to pull out the camera for these photos so I took them with my cell phone. I'm no photographer, but I know the photos I took for Pearl and Axel were generally better than these. I will try to step my game up a bit next month.
See how much she has grown!