|One Month Old!!|
Eating: We've been working on getting Olive on a flexible schedule. She now eats every three hours during the day at roughly the same times and two to three times at night whenever she wakes up. She is seriously a breastfeeding champ and has been the quickest of all my kids to figure it out! It helps too that this is the third child I've breastfed so I have it pretty much figured out too. =)
|Meema and Olive|
|Aunt Adelynn and Olive|
Personality: Since I only have Isaiah to compare Olive to as a newborn (Eloise joined our family at 6 months) I'll just say that she is a totally different baby than he was! ( But she was a totally different baby in the womb too so I'm not surprised!) Isaiah was a good baby and Olive is too but just so different. One thing that's so different is that she gets startled very easily. She will jump a mile high and start crying if something scares her. It's amusing to watch but I'm sure she doesn't like it! Lol! She will go from being content to all out screaming within seconds when she's not happy. Isaiah would at least give me a warning period of fussiness!
So far Olive seems to be a paci girl just like her big sister! And Eloise is like the paci police- always making sure her little sister has her paci when she needs it!
Olive has been a very peaceful and content baby so far. She's living up to her name! Although I know this could change at any time, for now I'm enjoying her mellow personality - a blessing when it's your third baby!
Milestones: Olive is already smiling and it's so precious! Isaiah's babybook says he didn't consistently smile (a smile on purpose- not a "gas" smile!) until 8 weeks old so this feels young to me! Her little crooked smile is so precious and warms my heart. Below there is an adorable video of her smiles!
Isaiah is also very gentle and loving with Olive! He is the "problem solver" of the family and if Olive is crying he immediately jumps up and turns on some music for her, puts her paci back in, or tries to make her laugh. He does not like to hear her cry! He picked her up once and carried her all the way across the house where he promptly dropped her on the ground! She didn't fall far though and barely cried at all. BUT we put a stop to that real quick and now he knows he can't hold her without mommy or daddy nearby!
We are so in love with our sweet Livy Kay and praise God for the blessing she is in our family!