Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Lily - 1 month

one month

8 lbs 5 oz
20 1/2 inches

Lily has grown and changed in the last 2 weeks.  Most notably she's woken up; two weeks ago she would wake up to eat, then go back to sleep.  On her due date (15 days after she was born), almost all of a sudden, she stopped sleeping so much, and started being fussy at night.  She is the most awake, and the most fussy between 10:30 pm and 2:00 am.  She isn't a fan of the swing, the car seat, or our (mostly non-functional) bouncer.  Our biggest success with getting her to sleep during those hours is on my chest, partially upright.  Go figure. 

She loves to be held, and is starting to make eye contact and follow objects.  She locked eyes with me and smiled last week, and giggles occasionally in her sleep.  Early this morning she lost her umbilical cord stump (finally!!), so first bath pictures are coming soon.  She is a great eater (obviously, she's gained a pound and a half in the last 2 weeks), and an excellent burper.  And she's been a real trooper to put up with the abuse/love her big brother heaps on her. 

Lily and Max, who insisted he needed a "buckruck" (burp cloth)

 Lily helping out with the laundry

Can't wait to see what the next month with her brings!


Natalee and Randy said...

Rachel! She is adorable! Reading your blog sounds a little too familiar! There are so many similiarities. HOW do you have the time to update your blog? Your're amazing. Still trying to get my routine down! Maybe one day...

The Yoder's Four said...

So sorry you're up half the night with a fussy little one! I'm so glad neither of my kids did that. Sounds like you're in the trenches right now...

She is a total doll, though!! :)