how is it possible!?
has an entire month gone by since this happened!?
it's so cliché, but i have to say i already forget what life was like without this little bundle in my life.
waking up to this every morning feels like a dream has come true [especially when it's actually light outside :) ]. i love her and i feel like i'm getting to actually know her. her patterns, needs, and even a glimmer of personality -- which seems to be growing every day.
she is starting to respond more, and there are even some brief moments that i think she's actually smiling AT me.
she has her cranky moments [7 - 9 pm is not her best time . . . ] but on the whole she is still such a sweet and happy baby. most nights, she sleeps fairly well, either in 2 or 3 chunks. her longest stretch ever was 6 hours, from 10:30 - 4:30, but she certainly doesn't do that regularly. a few patterns are starting to emerge, but every day and night are still different.
surprisingly, she actually enjoys tummy time -- at least in limited quantities. and she actually has already flipped from front --> back several times. we may have an athlete on our hands . . .
and i assure you she didn't get that from me. and she certainly resembles her father! but every once in a while at a certain angle, i see myself [as a baby] in her! in this picture, for example . . .
♥ eating. she chows down every 2 hours -- sometimes more often -- during the day, for a total of 8-9 feedings in each 24 hour period. breast or pumped and given via bottle -- she doesn't really care, as long as there's milk coming out. she gets a bottle from dad every night as long as he's home in time to give it!
♥ the ceiling. what is she staring at?
♥ her paci
♥ when i sing to her along with the stereo. her favorite seems to be joni mitchell.
♥ mornings - they are definitely her happiest time!
♥ napping in her stroller
♥ any kind of motion -- via the bouncer or in my arms
✘ bathtime -- though this is improving
✘ daytime naps. it often takes a few tries to get her down, and the crankiness factor tends to build. but eventually she does okay.
her peds appointment isn't until next week, so i don't know her official length/weight . . . but she was 6 lb 4 oz at birth and then 7 lb 7 oz about 10 days ago, so i'm confident she's likely in the 8 range by now!
she still wears newborn size clothes -- i brought out some 0-3s to try today and she absolutely swam in them. [i'm really looking forward to entering that size bracket because she has a TON of cute outfits! we don't have that many newborn options because i didn't realize she'd be in them for this long!]
next up --> what i've learned, 1 month in
have a wonderful weekend!