Height: 20.5 inches (21%)
Weight: 7 pounds 8 ounces (7%)
Head circumference: 14.25 (23%)
Clothing size: For most of this month, she wore preemie everything. Newborn onesies are starting to fit better (but she definitely still has room to grow).Newborn pants are pretty big on her, but I’ve been putting them on her anyway. We’re still using disposable newborn diapers because I’m really not sure when she’s going to be big enough for her cloth ones.
Eyecolor: Dark blue. They’re much lighter than Kaya’s ever were, so I’m really hoping they stay blue!
Nursing: She goes about an hour and twenty minutes between nursing sessions. I keep joking that she eats so often because she’s trying to make up for starting out so tiny!
Favorite things: Milk and snuggling 🙂
Dislikes: She wasn’t a fan of her first bath, but since then, she’s tolerated them pretty well. She usually screams when we buckle her into the car seat, and she cries (or tries to go to sleep) during tummy time.
Sleep: Oh, sleep… what is that again? Haha. Honestly, she’s been doing a lot better lately, but it still just varies from night to night. She goes down for the night around 11 to 11:30, and will sleep 3-3.5 hours before she needs to eat. After that, she’s back to eating every two hours or so.Nicknames: Peanut, Tiny Princess, Sweet Pea, and Michael sometimes calls her “Little Stitch” or just “Stitch” (her birthday is 6.26, and Stitch from Lilo & Stich was experiment 626. So there’s where that came from).
Milestones, etc.: -She smiles real smiles (not just gassy ones) at us!
– She can focus her eyes on close objects.
– Her neck is actually super strong. I’m amazed at how high she can lift her head (but she’s still lacking control over where it goes)!
– We like to joke that this girl can go “0 to 60” in one second flat. She’ll be completely content, and next thing you know, she’s crying as loud and as hard as she possibly can. Where were the warning signs?
-So many people keep saying she looks like her mama! When I stand in front of the mirror with her, I can see how people think that, but she doesn’t look anything like pictures of me as a baby! I really think she looks completely unique!
Some outtakes- Kaya insisted that her baby doll get her picture taken too 🙂
I think this month has gone by faster than any other in my lifetime. I love having you here with us, but I almost wish you could stay this tiny (and snuggly) forever. Your smiles have me falling in love with you over and over, each and every day.
I’m so glad your big sister still takes an afternoon nap, because most days, that’s our special time together. We love you so much, sweet girl, and can’t wait to see you grow! Thank you for coming to join our family.