Friday, September 09, 2011
Dear Maddie: One Month
At one month you were:
just over 20inches
I cannot believe that you are already over a month old. To be honest you are exactly 6 weeks and 1 day old. Mommy goofed a little and didnt make your cute onsie and take your picture until today. But we don't have to tell any one that :).
You are such an amazing gift from God. I couldn't imagine what life would be like without. You are such a easy going wonderful baby. You have slept almost through the night since birth. You only wake up once or twice to eat and then go right back down. You sleep in your crib at night and love it. You love to sit in your swing and sleep during the day. You love your swing, and you like it to go fast! You also love your binky, bath time, being in just a diaper, and at night time you love to be wrapped up tight in your wrap blanket.
During your first month you were blessed, at just over a week old. On August 7th, 2011. It was such an amazing blessing. Your Daddy did a wonderful job and and you were surrounded by so much family. You wore my blessing dress which your Grandma Cline worse as well. Grandma McGuire made it. You were beautiful!!
You also have been to the doctors many many times. You were born weighing 7lbs 15oz and when we left the hospital two days later you were down to 7lbs 4oz which is normal. But by Monday, at 4 days old, you dropped down to 6lbs 14 oz. We started to make you eat every two hours and id nurse you for at least 30 minutes. We went back the next week and you had dropped down to 6lbs 9oz. That scared Mommy and Daddy. You were too tiny!! So i started to pump and found out that Mommy was not making enough milk for you. After much prayer and lots of trying we decided that you would be better of on formula. Since then you have gained weight wonderfully! You took to the bottle great and at first it was hard for Mommy to not nurse you anymore, but it helped knowing you were getting great nuturtion and where healthier with the bottle and formula.
You love to grab things with your hands and not let go. You just fling your arms out and grab until you get ahold of something. You also love to smile and are now starting to make cooing sounds while doing so.
At two weeks old you rolled over from tummy to back and have done so since then. You don't mind tummy time either.
At just 5 weeks you went camping for your first time. We slept in Grandma and Grandpa Cline's motorhome. You did great camping! you were hardly put down, only while people ate. All your Auntie's, Uncles, cousins, and grandparents adore you and love you so much!
you rarely cry. You really only cry when you are hungry. You love to sleep, and you do that alot! You also like to watch people and things go by. You are very observant. You can also hold your head up for a while too on your own with out flopping it back or too far forward.
You are finally starting to fit into some 0-3 month clothes. newborn clothing fits you best, and that has even taken a while. When you first were born nothing fit you!! We almost bought you premie clothing but instead just had you where newborn clothes that hung on you a bit.
You still fit in newborn diapers and size 1 diapers fit a little bit big, but you can still wear them.
Your hair has fallen out a tiny bit on top but you still have some towards the back top of your head and the back of your head. You hair is still red too, which Mommy is very pleased with! Your eyes are still very dark blue and mommy wonders if they were turn brown or stay blue.
You have brought us so much joy and love in these past 6 weeks and cannot wait to see you explore, learn, and grow as time goes by.
You yawn alot too!And you have such a serious face. Makes us wonder what you are thinking!