Well kiddo, you have officially been breathing air for one month now and so I shall start the tradition of writing to you as you reach each milestone. Let me give you an idea of what one month Lucy is like.
First of all, you are a peanut. While you have steadily gained weight since birth (I think you clock in around 9 lbs right now), you still seem teeny tiny. You are wearing newborn and 0-3 month clothes and newborn diapers, but I’m guessing by month two that will be a different story.
Just this week you’ve changed from a helpless creature whose head was too heavy for her neck to a more mighty version of yourself. You hold your head up quite well and if you don’t like where we position you on our bodies, you just move yourself to your preferred location. This includes inchworming higher up, maneuvering your head to a more comfy locale, and performing a back flip to indicate that you would rather be lying down than slung over our shoulder.
Things you like . . . being held, being pat constantly on your back, being outside, lying on your changing table, and gazing out the window.
Things you don’t like . . . sitting/lying on your own for more than 10 minutes, car rides.
Things you are not sure of . . . the bottle. We have made two attempts to feed you with a bottle and so far you are lukewarm on the idea.
You are sleeping 3 and 4 hour stretches at night!! You prefer to sleep on top of me, but seem to be getting more accustomed to sleeping in your bassinet. We may have to move you to your crib soon because big brother is rather jealous that you get to sleep in mommy’s room and sometimes even in mommy’s bed. Let’s just say that we’ve had many a night with 4 humans and one dog in our room and that is not working.
We’ve been out and about for a while now. You’ve already been to happy hour, the county fair, and six flags Discovery Kingdom. You slept through all of it!
You are bright eyed, starting to smile, and full of coos and grunts. We simply adore you and can’t wait to get to know you more!