Monday, December 12, 2016

one month

dear cecilia,

how can it already have been a month since you were born? the days have absolutely flown by. you are possibly the easiest baby ever -- it's like you read the textbook. you nurse like a champ, every 3 hours during the day, and by this point you sleep for 5-7 hours at night before nursing and then sleeping again for another 2 hours. and you're efficient -- it only takes you about ten to fifteen minutes to eat. you make it easy on me, kiddo!

you typically take your late afternoon nap in the bouncer on the kitchen counter while we eat dinner, but otherwise you sleep in your swaddle blanket in the cosleeper in our room. you love your pacifier and sometimes suck your fingers too. you rarely fuss -- typically just when you're hungry, or need your diaper changed, or when you're tired, and you're easily soothed. sometimes it does take you a while to fall asleep on your own, but once you're asleep you'll typically sleep for at least 1 1/2 hours.

you make the sweetest little humming noises when you eat, and occasionally you coo and trill at the stuffed animals on your bouncer. we love to hear your little voice! you especially like to look at the towel rack in the bathroom when you're getting your diaper changed ... silly girl!

you turn to look at us when we talk to you, and you're starting to track objects with your eyes. you often hold your head up like a little meerkat if i'm holding you on my shoulder, and you lift up your head and chest in a cobra pose when we have tummy time (which is admittedly not very often).

at your one month well visit today, you weighed 8 lbs 15 oz (34th percentile) and were 21.5 inches long (62nd percentile). it's hard to believe you've grown two whole inches, and over a pound and a half, since you were born! no wonder you don't fit your newborn clothes anymore. this past week i pulled out the 0-3 month and 3 month outfits and now you can stretch out to your heart's content.

we love you so much, and we're so happy to have you as part of our family. your big sister especially loves to help us take care of you. if you start to fuss, she runs over to give you a binky or a kiss, and you tell her, "it's okay, baby, big sister is here." i'm so excited for your friendship to grow!

someone was done with the photo shoot!

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