Monday, November 23, 2009

1 Month

Bunny was one month old on Tuesday, November 17th. We saw the pediatrician for her one month well checkup and she did great. She weighs 9 pounds 3.4 ounces and is 21 inches long. She weighed 7 pounds 7.4 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches at birth so she's growing and doing well. The doctor said she looks great and is perfect.

We are breast feeding and love it. I hate to say it for fear of jinxing but we are doing so well with it. I love feeding her and holding her close to me. I love when she holds my finger while eating. She makes lots of noises when she eats and it's so cute. The past week or so, she's been spitting up a little more than she ever did but, it's not too bad. (Except for Friday night when she really threw up. Not spit up but threw up. She's been fine ever since then though).

She is still so good. She rarely cries and when she does it's very quick- just a little yell. She wakes up to eat at least twice a night but most of the time she goes right back to sleep afterwords. She pees and poops like a champ! I change a lot of diapers. She's moved into size 1 diapers now, too.

In the past week or so, she's gotten more and more vocal. She "sings" herself to sleep a lot of times with her pacifier. She loves her swing and so do I. I put her in it so that I can actually get laundry or whatever done. Mostly, she sleeps but sometimes she is awake and just looks around. She likes looking at the lamp and fans. She doesn't react (smile, laugh, etc) to her toys yet but I'm so looking forward to that.

She still wears some newborn and some 0-3 month clothes. Most of the time she wears all in ones like this or this. But she does have this and this (she has this on today) and a few pretty little smocked dresses for "dress up". For night, she wears gowns like these and these. She hates to have her hands covered when I swaddle her so, I leave them out. My very favorite swaddle blankets are these by Luna Lullaby. They are big and soft and I hope to get some more for Christmas.

Being a mother has been absolutely wonderful. There is no other feeling like the one I have for Bunny. It's such a huge overwhelming feeling that sometimes it scares me. I've never felt so vulnerable. I am THAT parent who thinks her child is the most wonderful, brilliant, beautiful, fabulous that ever lived. And she is...
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