Our Cate Girl turns one month old today! We have a Cole Man and a Cate Girl...Cole loves calling her girl. He says "hey girl" and "sweet girl" all the time. We are loving her so much and been adjusting well to being a family of four!
We've had a great month with our little miss! She's eating and sleeping well and developing a schedule pretty easily. She's eating 8 times, every 2.5 to 3 hours and taking naps after each feeding. She's had a few nights where she sleeps past the 3 hour feeding time early in the night, but it doesn't always happen. We usually get up for the day between 6 and 7 am, but she goes back to sleep not long after that for a nap. Cate is still sleeping in our room in the pack-n-play and takes naps there too or in the swing if she doesn't settle into a good sleep.
Cate's wearing size 1 diapers and 0-3 month clothes. She just recently started to not fit into the newborn clothes, and we only used one pack of newborn diapers the first week or so.
We have started taking her and Cole on some quick errands. She does well in her car seat, no crying and likes riding in the stroller when we are out or on walks in the neighborhood. We try to do tummy time every day. She doesn't seem to mind it too much, and has actually flipped herself onto her back a few different times. Her head control is getting better and better each day. She lays on her play mat or blanket a lot of times near wherever Cole is playing so we can all hang out. She's starting to have some more awake moments throughout the day, so we try to get some play time or books in before she gets tired again.
Cate has been such a great baby so far! She's pretty relaxed most of the time, and really only cries when she's hungry or tired. It's nice that it's more predictable this time around with the second baby. She does like to be held and rocked or just walked around to be a part of the action and whatever Cole is doing. She also loves the bath since we were able to get her into the water after her cord piece fell off. She loves just laying and relaxing in the water.
In case you are wondering if she looks like Cole at all...here's Cole at one month. I think they look a little bit alike, but Cate has a more girlie look to her."
It's been crazy how all the baby stuff just comes back when you have another one! We find ourselves, saying "oh yeah, remember when Cole did that". I've also been looking back at all the things I wrote down about Cole at this age to see what we have to look forward to. It's crazy to think in a few months she'll be sitting up, rolling over, and eating baby food...oh and sleeping through the night soon, we hope! I also remember being so overwhelmed with Cole as a newborn, and it's been so much easier to take everything in stride with Cate. I almost feel silly that one baby felt like so much because I'm doing all that plus everything with Cole too. It's been cute to see Cole interact with Cate. I know he's looking forward to when she will interact with him though. He asks everyday if she can talk yet. When she cries he says "Mommy, Cate needs us" and he likes to know where she is and what she's doing. Hopefully they will be good buddies as they get older.
Beth grew up in The Woodlands, Texas just north of Houston. Tony grew up in Bartlesville, OK. They met in 2005 when Beth started working with Tony in The Woodlands. On July 3, 2007, they got engaged and on July 26, 2008 they were married in The Woodlands. Tony and Beth welcomed their first child, Cole Edward, on March 18th, 2011. Tony and Beth love to travel and have been all over the world together to places like Australia, London, Paris, Brussels, Istanbul, Venice, Rome, Florence, Dubai, Oman, Thailand, and Hong Kong. Besides traveling, Tony and Beth enjoy running and completed their first marathon in Monterey, CA in April 2010.