Monday, August 25, 2014

1 Month- LDM

On August 13th, Lila turned one month old.  She is doing great and fits right in to our family.  We are totally and completely in love with our little girl.  At one month old, Lila

- weighs between 8-9 lbs.  (she doesn't have her next dr's appt til 2 months but she weighed 7lbs 7oz at her 2 week checkup)
- is wearing newborn diapers and newborn clothes.  As soon as we run out of newborn diapers, I will be moving her up to size 1's.
- her umbilical cord finally fell off on her one month birthday
- sleeps in the rock and play in our room.  She sleeps pretty well and has already done a 6 hr stretch on 2 separate occasions.  Most nights, she still wakes up every 3 hours though.
- when she busts out of her swaddle, she likes to sleep with her fist under her chin.  It's so cute.
- nurses about every 3 hours during the day and every 3-6 hours at night now.
- is starting to have longer periods of being awake and is learning to make new noises 
- is making much more eye contact and will follow objects with her eyes.
- is starting to hold her head up better each day.
- loves to be outside.  If she is ever fussing, we just walk outside, and she immediately calms down.
- is a little needier in the evenings. She likes to be held until she is ready to go down for the night (usually between 11:30-midnight).
- loves her big sister.  Even though Addie is in her face and touching her all the time, she doesn't seem to mind.  She likes to look at Addie and try to interact with her.
- already has had her first little cough.  With a two year old in the house, she hasn't had the luxury of staying away from people as much as Addie did when she was a baby.  She does well on the go so far.

Happy one month birthday baby girl.  You are such a sweet addition to our family, and I am soaking in all your newborn baby snuggles because I know they don't last too long.  Your daddy and I love you so much Lila Bean, and we can't wait to see you grow and learn.

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