We haven't had an opportunity for a proper photo shoot, so this iPhone video of Lily cooing will have to do. Turn up your volume to hear her "singing."
10 lbs 2 oz
21 1/2 inches
Lily has grown and changed so much over the last month. She is growing a personality! She's tracking us from across the room, and smiles and coos all the time. She "sings" when she coos; she sounds like she is trying to match my "hi." Lily is a sensitive little soul and is easily overstimulated. She sleeps soooo much--I think at least 18 hours a day. I was comparing her with pictures of Katie at the same age and was amazed that Katie was awake in all of them--I feel like it's hard to find time to take pictures of Lily while she's awake. It always seems like a race to get her fed and changed, or take a bath, etc. before she's overtired and falling asleep in the swing, the bouncer, the wrap (strapped to me), or swaddled in her cradle.
She does better at night than she was doing a month ago. She's usually awake and often fussy after about 9:00 pm. I feel like I'm always raiding my bag of tricks to get her settled--but I'm so glad I have those tricks! My best strategies come from The Happiest Baby on the Block (swaddling, shushing, swinging, etc.), but some nights nothing but snuggling to my chest will do. She sleeps in my arms more than I'd like to admit. (Adam has his own bag of tricks. She'll take a binkie for him, and they go on midnight excursions to Alvaro's for burritos.) Lately she's been settling for the night by 11:00 or 12:00, and she'll sometimes sleep through until 6 am. Those nights are awesome!
The kids love Lily, and are so happy when she smiles at them--which is often, so she must love them, too. We are just loving getting to know her!