Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Lilly is 1 Month Old...

You are ONE month old today! I can hardly believe how fast this first month has gone by. Here's what you are up to...

(This was the best I could do for our monthly picture...you were not in the mood today. Maybe next month we can see your "monthly outfit" better!)

  • You are eating about every four hours.
  • When Daddy gives you a bottle, you take between three and four ounces. Daddy says you burp like a MAN! We will have to work on your manners, for sure!
  • You are sleeping SO well. You eat at 10:00 every night, and you usually wake up between 2:00 and 4:00 to eat and again between 7:00 and 8:00. We are very proud of how you are sleeping.
  • You seem to wake up and "play" around 4:00 every afternoon, but you sleep most of the day still.
  • You weigh 8 pounds and 7 ounces.
  • Your umbilical cord fell off and you got your first real bath. You LOVE getting a bath!
  • You definitely have your daddy's personality. You are very laid back!
  • You are having TERRIBLE reflux, but your new medicine seems to be helping.
  • Because you are spitting up so bad, you either sleep between Mommy and Daddy on your Boppy or beside the bed in your bassinet. We don't like for you to be out of our sight yet :)
  • You are doing great napping in your big crib. I think Mommy is the one having a hard time with you in your big crib.
  • Your nicknames are "Lillypie" or "Lillybug".
  • Mommy and Daddy went to dinner for our anniversary. You stayed with your Pop's and Meme, and all of their friends came over to see you! We tried hard to talk about other things at dinner, but somehow the conversation always got back to how precious you are and how much we love you :)
  • Mommy is trying very hard to follow the Babywise method, but sometimes I just can't help but to snuggle and rock you until you fall asleep.
  • You still wear a newborn or size 0-3 month in most of your clothes, but you have outgrown some of your smaller newborn things. The other day I put a 3-6 month sleeper on your and it FIT!
  • You LOVE to ride in the car!
  • You make eye contact and try to talk to us.
  • You get the hiccups ALL THE TIME :)
  • Your big brother, Chaucer, is very protective of you. He likes you a lot, but you get mad when he licks you.
You have brought such joy to our lives already, Lilly. There was no way to prepare ourselves for how full our hearts would be when you arrived. I pray every night that we will be the best parents we can possibly be to you because you deserve nothing less. Daddy and I love you more than you will ever know.