I know I'll say this every month: It's going too fast.
Emma Kate, you are one month old already.
If I had to guess, you weigh around 11 pounds or so. You're a fantastic eater so you may even weigh more. You've grown out of most of the newborn clothes and have transitioned into the 0-3 month stuff, and can even wear some 6 month bubbles. You're still in size 1 diapers and you STILL have your umbilical cord. So you've yet to experience the joy and relaxation of a nice warm tub bath.
You have started SMILING on purpose just this week! You still don't do it all the time but when you're in the right mood and we talk to you, you'll give us the sweetest little grins.
You have your fair share of fussy-mad-nothingsgoingmyway faces too.
"Pleeeaaaasseee don't ever put me down!!!"
You are still nursing just fine - eating on average about every 3 hours during the day and still going 4 hours at night between feedings.
You have started spitting up just a tiny bit but don't seem bothered by it.
You have a rough time settling yourself down when you are sleepy.
You cry and spit out your paci a lot.
When you are held, you do just fine, but if we lay you down you have a fit. :)
We spend most mornings like this:
I think you were a little spoiled on your first trip to the Compound last weekend, because you basically were held the entire weekend. Needless to say, we're having to bring you back to reality a bit. Trust me, if Mama could hold you all day, she would. I'm thankful the Moby wrap allows me to do that, but you also need to learn how to be content if you're in the swing, bassinet, crib, etc, so we're having to balance the two. It's a difficult thing to do!
You started sleeping in your crib this week and have done just fine. You are napping in your crib too, on your stomach, which seems to be the way you like to sleep. I am still putting you on your back at night and so far you haven't fussed too much. It's usually during the evening when you're more discontent.
Like I mentioned before, you had your first trip to the Compound last weekend, and you did just fine.
You've been yard-sale-ing with your mama TWICE, which has to be some kind of record for a one-month-old baby. I have a feeling there will be many junkin trips in our future; your sister can't wait to teach you how to find a good deal in someone's front yard. :)
You seem to love being outside in the evenings, so we sit on the porch a lot when Daddy gets home.
I've also found that you like to stare out the windows, so we'll turn you around in the bassinet sometimes and let you look at the outside world.
While at the Compound you met your great-grandparents, Bubba and Lanie, for the first time.
You also met your Uncle Chris, your big cousins Katie and Brooks, and your aunties Amy B and Meredith, as well as several other people at Mimi and Poppa's church. You wore a day gown that was smocked by Granny Carolyn. And sported the mohawk, of course.
You looked a lot like your aunt Betsy when she was a baby.
That was your first trip to church and also the first day you really smiled while you were awake. You sat in Mimi's lap and just grinned and grinned. Sweetest thing ever.
You still love the ceiling fan. You love being swaddled with your arms out.
And you love your swing! It's been a lifesaver during your fussy times this week.
Emma Kate, we are so very thankful for your life. You are precious to all of us and
we thank God for you every day.
Here are few out-takes from her one month pictures:
Her onesie sticker is from an Etsy shop called Watch Me Grow! I actually won an entire set of them on a blog giveaway and I love love love them. They peel on and off easily so I can re-use the onesie if I need to. They have some really cute designs so be sure to check them out.
Happy One Month, Emma Kate!