Wednesday, January 15, 2014

One Month Old and Growing Like a Weed

BOSTON, MASS. -- It might not seem like much of an accomplishment, but I'm pleased to say we are all still breathing over here. I feel like that's an amazing feat! Today Marin* hit the one month mark. It turns out time goes by really fast when you are sleep deprived!  It's amazing to me that she's already been around for an entire month, yet is seems just like yesterday that Isaac and I were living life diaper and spit-up free, and then suddenly coming home from the hospital with a little bundle in our arms. When she coos and smiles at us it makes all the spit-up and nasty diapers worth it. Never thought I would say that!

So, here's what we've learned about the little lady so far:

  • Today at her one month doctor's appointment she was measuring in the 95 percentile for height and weight (10 pounds, 11 ounces), and the 55 percentile for head circumference. So, she's tall and chubby, but at least she doesn't have a ginormous head. 
  • She hates being wet or dirty. And if she is either of those things, you will know about it until the situation resolves itself. Isaac says this is an indication that she will not like camping (that's my girl)! 
  • She likes to eat. A lot. As illustrated by her above stats.
  • She is a good sleeper and generally sleeps up to 4 or 5 hours at a time at night. (I love this).
  • She has no interest in pacifiers. However, if you lace it with gas drops, she will oblige. At least until the flavor is gone.
  • She is already a strong little thing, and likes to push and kick with her legs. Sometimes we lay her in one end of her bassinet at night, only to find her in the morning with her head pushed up against the other end. 
  • She likes to have her hands free and clear. Don't try to swaddle them. She will find a way to get them out if you do.
  • My dear mother made Marin this bear suit... isn't it the cutest?

Her favorite sleeping position at night: hands up.
Sometimes I wake up to find Isaac just gazing at her while she sleeps. It's precious.
"Milk coma"... she generally passes right out after she eats. I'm told this will stop soon as she starts getting older, and it kind of makes me sad. 

    It's been fun dressing up this little one! Though most days we just stick with boring onesies.
    It'll be fun to see what the second month of her life has in store. Hopefully it is a lot more smiles and coos! 

*pronounced Muh-rin for those of you who are wondering. 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Farewell 2013

BOSTON, MASS. -- 2013 turned out to be another year filled with all sorts of adventures up its sleeve: a move across the country, and welcoming the cutest baby girl into the world. We're looking forward to more adventures heading into the new year...