I can't believe it's been a whole month already!! Boy, have we come a long way from that first week! I feel like this month has been a lot of "getting to know you." Getting to know your personality, how you like to be held, what things you like to sit in, how often you like to eat, how long you sleep, when you nap, etc.
Since you've slept a lot this month we haven't got to see much of your personality yet. When you're belly is full, you're content and sweet as a button but when you're hungry or wet, you're pretty feisty! At the end of the month you started smiling at us and we are so excited to see more smiles and how your personality develops!
You are definitely a snuggler - you don't like when we put you down very much. I'm pretty sure you would be held all day if we could. You love when we hold you out in front of us and bounce you up and down - that's quite a bicep workout for whover is holding you! You also love to be walked and bounced around, I guess that's one way to get mommy back in shape!
We bought you this super-awesome cadillac of swings that we knew you would love! Not so much - you're definitely not a fan. We hope that you'll learn to love it as you grow since most kids love swings...right?! haha.
One place that you do love to hang out is your changing table. We think it helps you work the air out of your little buddha belly since you're a pretty gassy girl! : ) You'll lay there forever just looking around your room at the lights and shadows. Actually, all of the lights in our house keep you entertained no matter what room we're hanging out in. You've really been focusing on objects a lot better during the last week.
|Looking at the lights|
You slept through the night (6 hours straight) for the first time during week 3 and have been sleeping 5-6 hours straight most nights. We usually put you down around 10pm and you'll sleep until 3 or 4am and then we're up again between 6 & 7am for the day - we aren't complaining! After our morning "play time" you go down for a nap around 10am and sleep really well until noon. Then you snooze for a few more hours and wake up for the remainder of the day between 2 and 3. You're usually up for the rest of the afternoon and evening with small cat naps. You get pretty fussy from 6-10pm so mommy and daddy spend the evenings rocking you, walking you, bouncing you, etc - anything to keep you happy.
We love listening to you squeak and grunt especially while you sleep and stretch. You haven't started cooing much yet so we cherish every little squeak you make!
|Stretching in Aunt Maureen's arms|
You got really good use out of your newborn clothes as you were in that size all month. Some of your sleepers are starting to get tight so I have a feeling we'll be moving onto 0-3 months pretty soon. I put on the outfit that you wore home from the hospital and it looked like highwaters on you. Grandma told me to get out a tub and start putting away the clothes you're outgrowing - we thought that was pretty sad! We want you to keep growing but not too fast! You've also been in newborn diapers all month, but we'll be moving onto size 1 when we're done with this box.
You have your 1 month doctor appointment Monday so I'll update your stats then. Update: You weighed 10 lbs 8 oz & were 20.5 inches long - you're definitely growing! I didn't get the "percentile" info but you were in the middle of the curve on everything.
We love you so so so much already and can't wait to see how you grow and change in the next few months! (but not too fast, haha).