Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy 1 Month Lucy

Dear Lucy,


      Today you are one month old. I can’t be honest and go with the cliché comment of “I can’t believe you are already a month old” because I almost can’t remember what it was like to not have you here with us, you fit into our little family so well. You are a very relaxed baby and don’t get upset about much. We have been dealing with some late evening fussiness but I know all too well that this phase will past in a blink of an eye. If there is one thing that I have learned from your first month it is that every baby is different. Although you may look a whole lot like your big brother you have been very different babies. Your Dad and I have had to relearn being parents to a newborn again to adapt to what you like and need.


   You love the bouncy seat; you napped in there for the first month of your life. Starting yesterday I have tried to start getting you used to napping in your crib and you did really well. You are not a big fan of the swing, hopefully it will grow on you. You love to sleep on your side and rolled over (back to belly) at exactly one week old! You did it six times after that but have not done it again for a week or so. You don’t mind doing tummy time because I think if we let you you would choose to sleep on your belly. You are so strong! You can lift your head up for quite a while and look around. You can spin in a circle when on your belly and jump up when we give your feet support when laying on some ones chest. We’ve been saying that you are going to be an all american athlete. I am pretty sure you are going to give your brother a run for his money. You love bath time and just lounge in the warm water very contently. You like to hang your little feet over the side of the newborn hammock and submerge them in the water.



You are still wearing newborn diapers and newborn clothes. The first week of you life you wore preemie diapers and cloths because you swam in the newborn size. You fit into them perfect now. You were 6 pounds 10 ounces at birth, 6 pounds 7 ounces at discharge, and 8 pounds 2 ounces at your one month appointment. You are growing and thriving. You eat on a pretty likely schedule of three ounces every three hours, normally going two four hour stretch at night/morning (11-3 and 4-8). The past two days you have moved up to eating 4 ounces at each feeding (sometimes more). You were born with a fair amount of dark hair and still have it all. The very top and back is long (probably a good inch and a half) the rest of your head is FULL of short, thick dark hair.


Lucy, you are so lucky to have the best big brother. Liam loves you more than I can put into words. When I ask him if you wants to hold you it is the highlight of his day! He hugs and kisses you so many times a day and loves to lay by your when you are “playing” and show you everything. I look forward to how your relationship with grow and evolve and how much fun you two are going to have together.


Happy 1 Month Sweet Girl



** Thank you to my friend Bev from Indy (who I miss more than words can say) who made the adorable monthly stickers that Lucy is modeling in her picture. Thanks Bev, I love them!!!

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Happy 1 month Lucy! I can't believe how much you look like your big brother. You are lucky to have a very awesome mom!