Friday, June 8, 2012

1 Month!

 As of today our precious baby girl is 1 month old!  Seriously, where has the time gone?  I'll admit.  Back at week 1, I didn't know if we would make it to a month intact, but we are slowly getting into a groove.  Believe it or not, I am fully equipped to take care of my child, who knew?!  Since we have discovered that Avery has reflux (bless her heart) and she has gotten on medication, she has been ten times happier!  She actually naps (hallelujah!), is more pleasant when she is awake, and she is now only waking up in the middle of the night once to feed (I'm sure this statement will come back and bite me!).  She even went almost 6 hours in the middle of the night in between feeds three nights ago, and would've gone longer, if I hadn't freaked out and run in there to check if she was breathing!

Avery here are your stats at 1 month:

Weight- 9 pounds 10 ounces

Length- 22.5 inches

Sleep- On average you go about 4-5 hr stretches at night.  We put you down around 8 and you usually sleep till around 11.  Then you eat and we put you back down and you will sleep anywhere from 3:00 to 5:00 (just that once, usually more like 4:00), feed you again, and then you wake up for good around 7:30 or 8:00.  I tell ya, I feel like a new woman!  Last night this was reversed, you did your short stretch at the beginning of the night, and then went five hours after you ate around 1:30. 

Likes- EATING!, Daddy putting you to sleep, riding in the car and your stroller, your baby swing, tummy time for the first 5 minutes :), being outside, your paci, being rocked

Dislikes- Having to wait more than 30 sec to eat :), tummy time after 5 minutes, bath time

Diaper Size- 1

Clothes Size- You can still fit into your newborn stuff, but you are really getting too long for them.  Mostly 0-3 month (but a lot of them are baggy on your skinny frame!)

Feeding- You eat like a champ!  Nursing has turned out to be an enjoyable experience for you and me. 

Hair Color- Most days it looks strawberry blonde.  When you haven't had a bath it looks dirty blonde or light brown.  Some of it has started to fall out in the front, so we will see what color grows back!

Eye Color-  For now they are blue (about the same color as mine)

Nicknames- Aves, Nugget, Nug, Little Bit

Milestones-  You are starting to follow objects with your eyes, and look at us when we are talking to you.  During one of your tummy times, you actually rolled over from your stomach to your back!  Daddy and I couldn't believe it.  You haven't done it since, and I'm sure you won't again until 3-4 months.  We were calling you a genius all day long :)

Avery Grace, everyday I find myself falling more in love with you.  I never knew it would feel so rewarding to be a parent.  It's amazing how the smallest things can make me feel like super mom, like a successful trip to the store without a meltdown, or getting you to go down for a long nap :).  Daddy and I could not feel more blessed!  We cannot wait to watch you grow and mature, but for now I want you stay this size for a while (but feel free to start sleeping through the night!)  When I sit and rock you late at night, I find myself praying over and over that you grow up to be a follower of Jesus.  And while of course as a parent, I want all the best things for you, more than anything, I pray for God to give your Daddy and me the wisdom to raise you as a child of His.  We love you little Nug!

This was before your first outing.  We took you to brunch at Ruggles Bakery in Rice Village. 

You're surprisingly calm despite the fact you just got out of the bath.  You DO NOT like it one bit.

Victim of tummy time.  You surrendered. 

Love both my girls!