Here is my Little Lady at 1 month old!
We’re back from the pediatrician and the consensus is that I have a BIG and very healthy BABY!! Everything looked perfect and she is right on target for growth.
Newborn Stats at Birth:
Weight: 8 lbs 7 oz
Length: 21.5 in
Head: 13 1/2 in
Newborn Stats at 1st Appointment (48 hours old):
Weight: 8 lb 2 oz (56%)
Length: 21.5 in (48%)
Head: 13 3/4 in (32%)
1 week later when she went in for a weight check she weighed 8 lb 11 oz.
1 Month Stats at Today’s Appointment:
Weight: 10 lb 9 oz (91%)
Length: 22.5 in (97%)
Head: 15 in (87%)
At least she is proportioned!! 🙂
I have noticed so many changes in the last few weeks. My baby is already growing so big, so fast! Next year she’ll be going to prom it seems. In the last week she’s started saying “ahhhhhhh” when she’s happy. She loves her changing table and when you change her diaper and clothes. That’s when I hear her say “ahhhhhh” the most. One of my favorite times with her is when she wakes up. She’s so sweet and happy to see me. She’s obviously not smiling on ques, yet, but I swear she would at this time if she could. You can see her smile with her eyes. Especially when you give her tons of kisses.
In the last few days Jamie has discovered that she has spit. She likes to make bubbles with it sometimes, and so now I find myself cleaning up a little drool here and there and on my shirt! She also recently figured out that I have hair and that she can grab it. Yes, this is not exactly one of my favorite of her new skills cause today, for instance, she clung to my hair for dear life when they tried to weigh her. I’m now finding clumps of my hair in all of her things.
She’s also now discovering her activity mat and things of that sort. I’m guessing this is because she can now see a little more clearly (and further) than she could at birth. She’ll lay on her play mat on both her tummy and her back for 20-30 minutes or so a day. She really enjoys the lights.
Boo also really likes her activity mat. I caught him looking at himself in the mirror…
Speaking of Boo, both Boo and Lily have been really great with Jamie. If Jamie is in her chair and she starts crying, Lily comes right over to see what’s going on. I think Lily is trying to soothe her, but Jamie has yet to notice either one of the cats. She has touched Boo before but I don’t think she really cared about it. Lily especially loves Jamie’s room. She is completely mesmerized with all the baby things and is constantly trying to sniff of them or get into them. So, I’m always closing the nursery door because I have found Lily sleeping on the changing table a few times and I’m afraid I’ll find her in the crib one day! I’m very careful to not let Jamie touch anything with cat hair on it so I wash it right away if Lily gets into it. I don’t want Jamie getting any allergies to the cats!
Motherhood has been amazing so far. I’m just completely crazy in love with my daughter (and I know Matt is, too). She’s beautiful and I couldn’t have imagined life being any better with her. I am tired still, but I’m getting used to it. This week we’ve actually ventured out of the house a few times. In fact, today Jamie got her first bank account. My baby is a person now with her own social security number and bank account!! Crazy! I better go now and put locks on her windows so she can’t sneak out and meet boys in the middle of the night while we’re sleeping…
I have a feeling our lives are going to start whizzing by now.
***UPDATED to add (for my records) that Jamie is now out of newborn clothes and moved up to the 0-3 month as of Sunday at exactly 4 weeks old. Some of the 0-3 are still a little too long, but the newborn are definitely too short. She needs a newborn and a half size, if they would make them….Also, I forgot to tell you how strong she is. She’s been lifting her head and moving it back and forth since she was 24 hours old! Now she actually holds it up for a bit to kind of scream at me when she doesn’t want to be held a certain way. Did I mention that she’s what the Baby Whisperer refers to as a “spirited baby”??***