Hungry Heart

Adventures in healthy living

The First Month


Virginia is one month old!

I know every new mom says this, but I can’t believe how fast it is going by.

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She now weighs just over 8 pounds, and is even starting to outgrow some newborn clothes.

Part of me wants her to stay tiny forever. The other part loves to watch her grow and change.



It is exhausting being one month old!


There is no question the first month of being a parent is exhausting, too.

Besides waking up to feed Ginny, I obsessively check on her while she sleeps. I am getting used to sleeping in 2 hour increments. And Jerry is great about letting me sneak in a nap here and there.


You might be wondering what have Jerry and I been eating….

During the day, whenever I am in the kitchen, I shove some food in my mouth.

I’ve been eating lots of oatmeal with fruit and sunflower butter. It seems to keep me full for a very long time, which is clutch when I don’t have time to make lunch.

My mom brought us tons of food during the first few weeks. Milk, bread, pasta, takeout, ice cream, etc. We didn’t have to go to the grocery store for a week. It was really a lifesaver.

If you are visiting friends with a newborn, don’t bring them another onesie, bring a casserole. Seriously.

Lately, Jerry and I have been eating lots of salads for dinner. We will normally add grilled chicken or steak, fried or hard-boiled eggs, or bacon. Its easy to raid the fridge and find something to throw on a salad.

One thing that is making dinner slightly more difficult is that I am not eating dairy.

Virginia was recently diagnosed with acid reflux, and the doctor recommended eliminating dairy from my diet.Virginia just started medicine for the reflux, and we hope it starts helping her soon. Poor baby cries and cries during and after she eats.


But don’t worry, Jerry has become a pro at soothing her.


Thanks everyone for all of the well wishes about Virginia and the blog!


  1. Look forward to month 2!

  2. She is getting so big. And she is even cute when she’s screaming!
    I can’t wait to see her next week :)

  3. Congrats on your baby girl, she’s gorgeous. I recently cut out dairy to help with my little ones reflux (maybe milk protein intolerance) too. It’s tough! Best of luck to you.

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