My little family!

My little family!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

1 month.

Our girl is 1 month old today!

Our love.

An intense conversation.
1 month stats:
Weight: 7 pounds, 11 ounces (going to the doctor on Friday - can't wait to see how big she is getting!)
Height: 21 inches (hopefully she's getting taller!)
Eating: Exclusively breastfeeding every 2 hours, sometimes stretching to 3 or 4 hours (if we're lucky!)
Clothes: Newborn. 0-3 month is too big (although the pink onezie we used today was 0-3 month)
Diaper: Newborn

Dear Layla,

I cannot believe one whole month has gone by. It seems like yesterday we were heading to the hospital for our scheduled Cesarean Section!

You are an amazing newborn. You are alert, happy, serious, curious and wise all at the same time. From your first hours after being born, we knew you were a gem. You took to breastfeeding immediately and rarely cried in the hospital. You pooped and peed like a champ! You were content with anyone holding you and you still are today.

You get the hiccups daily, sometimes multiple times a day - this is not shocking because you had the hiccups all the time when you were in my belly! You love the car seat and the car - it calms you down. You still love Bob Marley more then any other music - you were the same way when I was pregnant with you. You kicked me non-stop whenever Bob Marley is on, and now when we play it - your eyes light up.

You love the pacifier - it soothes you when you're fussy (not very often).

A couple of days ago, you started crying from 7PM-10PM (ish) - we're hoping you're not colic. It breaks our heart when you scream and we can't soothe you. The only thing that calms you down is nursing. Daddy gets so sad when you cry like that and mommy cries right along with you.

You are staying awake longer and longer throughout the day - your best time is in the morning around 9AM - you eat and you're ready to play! We started your activity gym yesterday (a play mat) and you seemed to like it, although tummy time wasn't exactly your favorite.

You HATE the bath - the only part you like is the end when I pour warm water all over your head and little body to get the bubbles off. I started using Johnson & Johnson's calming baby bath and lotion - you are getting better and crying less with each bath!

You are fast becoming my favorite partner in crime - we run errands together, shop all the time and spend our afternoons napping on the sofa.

Last week, you started smiling at us. It's the best thing in the entire world.

We love you, Little Layla. You are the perfect addition to our family and we can't wait to watch you grow up into a beautiful girl, although we'd love if time could slow down - just a little bit.

Love always,
Your Mama

My first kiss. Now I give you about 10,000 a day.

Our first Family Picture.

Your first sponge bath. You hated it.

I put a different headband on you everyday.

Father's Day - your first bottle! You drank this in literally 12 seconds.


4th of July

"Mama, enough kisses!"

Family! You really loved this, haha.

Play time! 

I love your little feeties.

You were watching yourself in the mirror.

Best hair ever!

You love your Papa so much - you can't wait until he comes home everyday from work! Neither  can I :) 

1 comment:

  1. The 'intense convo' picture is amazingly delicious.