I’m late on this because her doctor appointment wasn’t until the end of last week, and of course, I needed her statistics and percentiles! 🙂
Height: 22.25 inches (39%)
Weight: 10 pounds 5 ounces (31%)
Head circumference: 15 inches
Clothing size: I packed up the newborn clothes, and she’s in all 0-3 month things now. She’s definitely got some extra length to grow in the pants, but her onesies are a perfect fit. I just can’t believe that we are already done with those itty bitty newborn things! She’s still in size one disposable diapers, mostly because I still have a ton of them and she is the queen of blowouts, so I’m not sure we’re ready for cloth yet.
Eye color: They keep looking more like a deep, bright blue, which really surprises me since they started out so very dark.
Nursing: Just about every 2.5-3 hours during the day!
Sleep: This girl is our rockstar sleeper. She goes down for bed around 8 pm (although she usually gets cranky around 6 or 6:30 pm and would probably willingly go to bed right then and there if we weren’t in the middle of dinnertime). She sleeps for about 8 hours or so, nurses, and goes back to bed for a few more hours. By 7:30 am, she’s awake for the day along with the rest of the gang. She still just catnaps throughout the morning, and by afternoon, she always wants to be snuggled while she rests.
Favorite things: She’s always happy when she’s getting a new diaper on! She’s so calm in her nice, warm bath and would happily stay in there for much longer than it takes to wash her. She really loves hearing her mommy’s voice and cuddling with anyone who will hold her. In the past couple weeks, she’s really started liking her pacifier, and it’s come in handy for calming her down quickly if I can’t sit down and nurse her that very second.
Dislikes: Having hiccups, getting her vaccines, and being buckled into the car seat.
Nicknames: Baby Sunshine, Nella Sunshine, Nell, Nell-Nell, Angelpie, Cheeks (Daddy’s favorite), and “Baby Nella Sunshine Sprinkle Pop” according to Kaya.
Milestones, etc.: -She smiles and coos now! It’s seriously the cutest thing. I love how she tries to talk to us.
-In general, I’d say she’s a very quiet baby. Her cry isn’t loud at all (she just fusses), and she doesn’t really “talk” all that much. Her hearing test came back normal, so I guess she’s just a calm, quiet kid.
-She tracks movement and can turn her head to look at us if we’ve moved across the room.
-She’s started kicking her legs when she’s lying down and gets excited about something.
-She had some pretty terrible baby acne for about a week, but it cleared up quickly and her skin is back to being smooth.
-Anytime Daddy sees her, he immediately says “Look at those chubby cheeks!” We’re pretty impressed that she’s already gained 4 pounds since birth.
-Her hair looks like it’s getting lighter, and she hasn’t lost any of it yet! People always comment on how much hair she has and ask if her sisters had as much- nope! She is winning for most luscious locks thus far! I love to spike it into a mohawk, and it stays that way all day long on its own, so I’m still thinking she might end up with curly hair.
You are my little buddy. You love to snuggle, and I feel like the time I get to hold you is never enough. When you wake up to eat in the morning after sleeping for several consecutive hours, I scoop your warm little body into my arms and hold you close to me, breathing in your sweet scent. I miss you when you’re asleep.
You are such a calm, happy baby. Everyone absolutely loves you, and you frequently get passed around at church. I love seeing other people enjoy being with you so very much. Your biggest fans are still your older sisters. They help keep you happy and constantly show you affection.Your smile can turn any moment into a joyful one. I love you so much, Nella Joy, and I can’t wait to celebrate your first Christmas in just a couple of weeks.