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. 


Rob said...

from Lorena: Yay for the update! I've been waiting for this. :) She's a doll. Glad you've survived the first month.

Joy Candrian said...

I was thinking that she was been part of our family for one month glad you updated your blog. I never get tired of seeing photos of my grandchildren.

The Hargretts said...

How precious is she!!?? I adore that last picture of her. Definitely your little girl, dressed up all stylish! Happy to hear everything is going so well with you guys. Keep up the updates.

Erin S said...

She's so cute! Love the pics. She's almost as big as Braden was when he was born, ha!

Amy Lovell said...

I can't wait to see her in another month or so, I just love her!!