One month! Unbelievable! Our little girl is one whole month old today!
I swear it seems like just the other day we were bringing her home from the hospital and wondering if we were going to be able to handle this new, wonderful, scary responsibility in our lives. (To be honest, sometimes I still wonder.)
So much has changed about her in that time, though. She’s put on a couple of pounds and grown about an inch and change. She’s fitting into some clothes that were too big for her when she came home, and outgrown a couple of outfits that fit better at the start. It’s true what people say about not going nuts buying newborn clothes. You’re lucky if they get to wear things more than a few times before they outgrow them. She’s graduated from newborn diapers into Size 1(and is going through a tonne of them).
She’s having more alert periods, and is getting better at focusing on faces and objects (although she still goes a bit cross-eyed when she’s concentrating too hard on something in front of her 😉 ). She follows faces and turns toward voices when we Skype or FaceTime with her grandparents.
She’s pretty active sometimes, too. When we set her on her play mat, she kicks and waves her little arms around, checking out the bright colours and her reflection in the mirror. She’s also taken a liking to being held upright in our laps, supported under the arms while she kicks out her legs and pushes herself up. Her little legs are so strong (and they should be, considering how much she kicked in the womb)!
She has her good nights and bad nights when it comes to sleeping. Growth spurts are tough when she wants to be fed every hour, but we’re getting by. Can’t wait until she starts sleeping for 4-5 hour stretches, though!
This past month has flown by. It’s both the hardest thing we’ve ever done, and the most amazing. I can’t wait to see what the next month brings!