Monday, May 3, 2010

1 month.

Baby Girl is one month old today.

Fastest month of my life.

Seriously? It's been a month?!

We took BG to the doctor on Friday for her one month checkup. She weighs 10 pounds and is 22 inches long now. She is in the 75th percentile for height, weight, and head circumference. She is becoming one chunky, pretty, long baby and I LOVE it!!

She got her 2nd hepatitis B vaccine and she let out this horrible little wail that broke my heart. I'm serious. I cried more than she did and just thinking about that wail makes me want to cry again.

Here's what you've been up to in your first month of life sweet angel:

  • You've already eaten out multiple times and you have been so good each time.

  • You love to be moving. Car rides, stroller rides, being on the swing; you love it all. You sure do know when we hit a stop light!

  • You will eat whatever I give you. Breast milk doesn't keep you full for very long though. We give you formula and you are out for 3 hours at least. It's how we get any sleep around here.

  • You've already been on an overnight road trip to Granny & Pa-pa's in South Carolina. You did pretty good. Everyone loved you. Duh.

  • You are a very social baby. You will go to anyone but you love coming back to your Mom. Most of the time, I'm the only one that can calm you down. I secretly love it.

  • You love sleeping in your Moses basket, but I think you are pretty close to outgrowing it.

  • You always sleep with your arms up above your head. You will not stay swaddled because of this. Those arms have to be free!

  • You are a very calm baby. Unless you're hungry. Then you're a very LOUD baby. And very determined. You eat around 3 1/2 - 4 ounces a feeding. You let us know what you want. Loudly.

  • You love laying on your changing table and having people talk to you. You make the funniest faces and get so excited. I think you like being that close to our faces.

  • You just started reaching for stuff. You'll also hold a rattle for a few seconds before letting it go. You'll grip our fingers for the longest time, and you love holding on to your Wubbie.

  • You're still sleeping in your cradle in our room, but I think you'll be moving to your own room soon. That makes me oh so sad. My favorite part of the day is still our morning nap with you curled up in bed with me.

  • You've already stopped sleeping away your whole day. You get up about 6 and we nurse for quite a while. Then we get up about 9 or so and you're up until about 11. You nap from 11-2 and then you're up til about 6 or so. We're still working on your schedule. You need to start sleeping more at night!

  • You just started enjoying your baths. You just lay there and relax now. Could be the Parent*s Choi*ce calming baby bath. I love that stuff.

  • You've started cooing when you're content. It absolutely melts me.

  • You love sleeping on our chests in the recliner. You and your Daddy have already taken many a naps that way.

  • You went from wearing Newborn clothes to 0-3 month clothes over night. All your onesies started looking like muscle tees. You are a tall girl!

  • We recently pulled out the play mat and you kind of love it. You like the mirror part and you will stare at yourself for hours. The rest.. you're still unsure of. But you're showing some interest and are starting to reach for items so I think you'll get better with it soon.

It may have taken us five years to get this little angel, but it took no time to fall in love with her. I seriously cannot get enough.


Annie said...

i can not believe it has already been a month!!!
your little princess looks perfect, she is a doll!!
love all the pictures :)
i hope time slows down a little bit ;)
have a good week hun!

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

She is so cute, and I can't believe it's already been a!! I know I've said this before, but I just love how she sleeps with her hands over her head...too cute. :)

In this wonderful life... said...

SO SO SO SWEET!!! I cannot believe it has been a month! GEESH , time flies!!! xoxo

Lindsey said...

She is so precious!! I can't believe it's been a month already mama!

No Longer Newlyweds. said...

I have been waiting to do this post for Jude. He's 1 month on May 8th. Yeah!
Secretly, I could just copy everything you wrote and post it in my blog...since we have the same child. =)
Are you going to do any sort of post-delivery post on yourself?

Virginia Belle said...

I love this post. Please keep these coming because it is too cute! She is so adorable and I just love the monogrammed t shirt in the first picture.


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