Thursday, May 31, 2012

the newborn month

As I think back to what's been going on the past month, I'm somewhat blank.  What a blur the 1st month of newborn'hood is! Let me try to recall from her 1st month....
Week 1:  Slept alot. Went 6 hours one night.  Yep, sleeping was about it for the 1st week. Your first bath at home went suprisingly good, you absolutely loved it (and still do at 5 weeks)!  Went to your first doctor appointment, where Nurse Cathy said "she has the most beautiful coloring" :) Yeah we know she is beautiful.  Much to our relief, you weighed in at 6.11 lbs. Mommy's milkin machines were working! Lots of visitors too.... Uncle Seth & Aunt Ryan, Uncle Peter & Aunt Julie, cousin Jack, and Great Grandma Duncan.  Your personal photographer (and perhaps future MIL) Lindsay McDaniel did a fabulous job on your newborn photos.  It was alot of work getting you to sleep but those 5 minutes of shooting the pictures on each setup were worth it!
Week 2:  We discovered you like to sleep on your back and lay on your side.  You appreciate your paci in when you are trying to fall asleep. And as you fall asleep you ALWAYS smile, get this grin and then a big smile. We had to move you into your room when you sleep at night because you sound like an 80 year old snoring man! Kelsey Jennings came by to see you but you snoozed away.  Still a perfect angel.... well except for when you flipped me off during your daily photo shoot!!
Week 3:  Uuummm let's just blame a growth spurt on your moodiness. You became a eating machine for a few days and were never quite content to fall asleep.  Aunt Allyson came to the rescue, flying in from CA to see you! She spent many hours over here helping mommy and playing with your brother, she is the best "mommy's helper" money can buy :)
Week 4:  Hello night sleeper! Please please stay around.... you have been sleeping 4-5 hours during the night.  It is glorious! Mommy and daddy have a routine down - mommy gets up in the middle of the night (2 or 3am) and daddy does the early morning shift.  You usually eat for mommy and fall right back asleep, as for daddy, well you normally like to chit chat with him after eating :)  You have grown out of newborn clothes, such a proud moment.  I feel like all this feeding and pumping has paid off! You have really plumped up.  Speaking of plumping up, you got a bit constipated over Memorial Day weekend. Not pooping for 24 hours and then explosions when you did.  Holy mustard blowout poop! It was S-I-C-K!! You love love to watch your brother.  You coo at him and grab for his face when he gets near you.  You really only do that with him, you chit chat with me but really grab at brother!

So perfect and beautiful!

already learning how to keep that paci in

For the first couple weeks, when brother would hold sister,
 he would demand a picture be taken, like that was
 what the purpose of holding her was!

Yes I get it, you don't like me dressing you up in headbands.

Sad you outgrew little sister onesie :(

And here we have it again, the "nervous lets get this picture taken
so I can put her down" face

I'm over this mom!!!
now, now... let's not already be lifting our skirt up lil miss!

Aunt Allyson!!!! ok not really an aunt per say, but pretty darn close to it

1st time in a dress!

GOTCHA brother bear!

look at Ben's face... such a toot!

Yay! Clap for 1 month bday! Woody, despite my best photo shoot set up efforts,
creepily made his way into the picture. hahaha

ppssshhh is this headband really necessary?!

momma and natalee... really going to try to get in
more pictures this time around.

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