Tuesday, March 1, 2011

You Are Growing - 1 Month

Dear Baby Girl,
Today you are 1 month old, and let me tell you, it has been one heck of a ride! You've changed so much already, and even though I see you almost every minute of the day, I still can see it. You've lost your newborn face, rather it is really filling out. I'm proud of your new neck rolls, it means you are gaining weight.

You were born weighing 8lbs and 4oz, and 21in long. Your size was a shock to us all. One month later, you've gained 1.5lbs and 1.25in. Your doctor says you're growing just fine. Personally, daddy and I think you're growing up too fast! The days are flying by!

You were always a good eater, even though the two of us have had trouble getting breastfeeding going. We visited several lactation consultants to get things started but then we both came down with a case of thrush. You didn't seem to mind, but we felt awful that you were going through it. It did get cured and we're now back on track! We are still having to work on you're latch and will soon be trying to wean you off of the nipple shield that helps you latch on.

You're becoming a lot more aware of what is going on around you and spending more time awake. You love to just sit and look around and make faces. You're even starting to track movement. You've even given mommy and daddy real smiles, not just the ones from when you're falling asleep.

You've been sleeping in the napper next to our bed. The past week or so you've started to sleep through most of the night. You've been such a good baby. We've been blessed to have you in our lives. You've made our transition to parenthood so easy.

In the past month, Baby Girl, you've survived a historical Midwestern blizzard, and 3 weeks later you experienced your first thunderstorm and tornado warning. The weather has been pretty crazy here lately. I think we are all ready for spring so we can get outside and take you on walks around the neighborhood. We can't wait to see what the next month brings us.

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