You are a whole big 1 month old! In so many ways this first month has flown by. I'm not really sure what day it is as Time is one long continuous entitiy these moments, each 24 hour cylce blending into the next. But oh my goodness, what a month it has been. You are a little jack of all trades noise maker and make me & Daddy laugh so hard at the gurgles and grunts that come from your little body. Sometimes you sound like a baby dinosaur even... with a pleasantly sweet "coo" here and there. You have a touch of silent reflux which has gotten so much better since birth (it was so scary for Mama to see, looks like you are choking!) and I think it just took you a few weeks for your tummy to mature and figure out how to burp and get the bubbles out. You are sleeping in about 3.5 hour chunks at night and have started to get a handle on night vs day. We dont really have any "schedule" yet persay but I can definiltey count on more wake time with you from about 9am-6pm and then the snoozy baby kicks in. Mornings are definitely my favorite time with you as you are just so happy and content just staring at Mama making silly faces and telling you how much she loves you, kissing those chunky neck rolls. In terms of sleep, the only way to really get you to pass out is to nurse or bounce on the yoga ball. You LOVE it. It's become a nightly and middle of the night-ly ritual. The first 2 weeks of life you had decided that Mama's chest was the only place you wanted to sleep and it was the sweetest thing in the whole world. We spent alot of our time just soaking in those moments together...with me taking in that sweet baby smell, aka heaven on earth. Whatever soothes you I say! Speaking of soothing, you HATE the pacifier. HATE. I hope you grow to like it but I'm noticing you've started to find your hands for self soothing, too! I'll take either;) We introduced a bottle to you before you were 2 weeks old and have taken it about 7 times since then, even though you fight it a bit. Daddy calls himself the bottle bully as he's the one charged with the duty of feeding you that way. You are one determined little lady already as we've noticed you stare so intently at us, bright lights, and your lambies on the mobile. Part of me thinks you are a total first born already, knowing exactly what you want and will let us know it! Unless you are totally passed out, the Moby wrap/Ergo/Bjorn are you favorite ways to take walks with Mama---the flat bassinet is not your favorite form of transportation but ah well, I like the snuggle time. You have this absolutely adorable half smile that looks like your Dad and a button nose and strawberry blonde fuzz that is 100% Mommy as a baby. Every day is something new around here and oh my gosh, am I waiting anxiously for your first real smile :)
1 month stats: 10lbs, 2oz : 22in long (aka a total chunk)
We love you so much sweet pea. You have made our family one of 3 and watching you grow and change has been a gift! How about the next gift you bring at 2 mo is some more longer 5-6hr sleep stretches? That's a good goal, deal?
ps: Thank you to Aunt Neha for my monthly onsies! They go well with my headband, dont you think?