Thursday, June 16, 2011

1 Month Old!

HAPPY 1 MONTH ELLA GRACE!!!!

Ella Grace,

I cannot believe you are already one month old! It makes Mommy SO sad that you are growing SO quickly! But at the same time, I am very grateful that you are so healthy and beautiful!!! Mommy and Daddy have enjoyed this first month of your life with you so very much! This is a time that I will always cherish and never forget! I just hold you and stare at you every. single. day. to be sure not to take this precious time for granted. It brings tears to my eyes every time I picture you getting older and bigger, but at the same time it is exciting to watch you grow and blossom right in front of our eyes. You are the sweetest, most precious thing EVER! I had no idea this type of love existed. I only hope that as you continue to grow, I can be the BEST Mommy for you and give you everything you deserve! I love you baby girl : )

One Month Stats

Weight: Last time you were weighed you were 10 days old and weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces. Just a little more than you weighed at birth : ) We are headed to the doctor next week to get some new stats. I know you will weigh lots more now because you are growing like a weed!!!

Length: Your length hasn't been measured since you were born, but you have gotten SO much longer! Can't wait to get your new stats : )

Clothes size: Newborns, but you are beginning to get too long for them : (

Diaper size: Newborn

Daily Routine: This is an area Mommy needs to work on. I really haven't tried to get you on a routine yet. I've been inching towards somewhat of a schedule in the last week or so, but I would really rather feed you on demand than on a strict, non-flexible schedule so I kinda go by your timing. But you usually eat sometime in between 4-6 a.m. then go back to sleep til around 7-9 a.m. Then we get up for the day. You eat again, sometimes stay up and play a while but sometimes you will pass back out. This is the time you will usually hang out in your swing. Around 11 a.m. to noon you eat again, then usually take a good nap for most of the afternoon. Then its up for more milk, a bath and play time with mom and dad. You usually eat around 8-9 p.m., sleep a couple of hours, nurse one last time then sleep from about 11 p.m. to midnight for about 4-5 hours : )

Feeding: Every 2-3 hours during the day. Anywhere from 4-6 hours at night.

Sleep: You sleep SO well! I really can't ask for more in this department. Of course you have had a few not-so-great nights but overall you sleep for pretty long stretches. You nap pretty well during the day also.

Hair Color: Dark brown. Like Mommy and Daddy : )

Eye color: Too early to tell but looking blue. Like Mommy : )

Milestones: You can hold your head up VERY well. You can push yourself up when on your tummy and turn your head from side to side. You smile a good bit but I'm not sure if you know you are doing it just yet. (You really like to smile while your sleeping and pooping, ha!) You definitely know your Mommy and Daddy's voices, will turn towards them when you hear us and you will stare at our faces and follow them when we move. You are very alert when you are awake staring at everything around you! You love the lights and the fans. You also love the elephant mobile on your swing! You have starting making "coos and ahs" when you are alert and playing : ) It's SO cute!

Your favorite toy: Not sure if this is considered a toy, but you LOVE your swing!!! And so does your Mommy! I try not to use it too much, but when you are upset and NOTHING else works (which isn't very often) you always (knock on wood) calm down in your swing.

Firsts this month

First car ride

First doctor visit

First real bath

First smile

First coo and ahh

First time sleeping in your crib

First time (of many!) shopping trips


One Month Pictures

























Happy One Month Sweetheart!