Monday, September 12, 2011

One Month Old!

I can not believe our sweet girl is already a month old!  I feel like I was just sitting in the hospital bed feeding her in the middle of the night.  We love our little girl SO much and it's been the quickest, most exhausting and happiest month of our lives!

Hannah, here is what you've been up to in your first month!

Sleep:  You are really consistent on your sleeping 90% of the time.  You are GREAT at night but don't like to nap too often during the day.  Normally you take a good 3-4 hour nap in the afternoon and that's your big nap for the day.  I'll take that great night sleeping over naps any day!  You wake up twice at night, usually between 1-3am and then again between 4-7am.  You usually go to bed around 9-10pm and wake up between 8-9am.  One of my favorite things about you sleeping is that you smile so much when you first go to sleep.  It is so sweet and we love watching you fall asleep.

Daily Routine: You usually wake up around 9am and eat then you like to hang out and enjoy your morning in your swing.  You just relax and look around for about 30 mins to an hour.  Then we just hang out, you eat more and some days you keep Mommy super busy by wanting to be held, going potty, getting fussy, etc.  Sometimes you surprise me and take a morning nap.  Then you go down for your afternoon nap around 1-2pm and sleep until 4-5pm.  You eat and we wait for Daddy to come home.  When he comes home it's all Hannah/Daddy time!  We give you a bath every other day and then hang out with you until bedtime.

Feed: You eat a LOT!!!  Between every 1.5-3 hours.  That is one thing that ALWAYS comforts you.  If you are crying and we can't get you to stop any other way I just start feeding you and you're a happy girl!

Weight: During your hospital stay this weekend you weighed 9lbs 6oz!  We can tell too, your face is really starting to fill out.  You are just SO cute. :)  You are still long and lean though, just getting bigger everyday!

Length: 21 3/4 inches, a whole 1.25 inches bigger than one month ago at birth

Diaper Size: Newborn size fits the best still but you're bladder is apparently bigger now because at night you get your clothes wet while wearing them so we're putting you in size 1 Pampers (LOVE the wetness indicator line!) while you're asleep until you fit in them more.  They are just huge on you.

Clothes Size: Newborn and 0-3 month sizes.  You're so long that your newborn fitted jammies don't fit anymore but all your newborn clothes still fit.  Most 0-3 month onesies are still too big on you but a few of them fit good.

Hair Color: We're not really sure what your hair color is.  It's the same as when you were born and sometimes it looks dark blonde but in the sun it looks strawberry blond.  

Eye color: Your eye color is still the same as at birth, it's a dark blue/gray color.  Daddy and I both have hazel/green eyes but yours don't look like they're going to end up that color.  Only time will tell I guess.

Funniest moment: You like to go potty on Daddy and I weekly while we're in the middle of changing you.  We end up laughing so hard at you and you look like you're pretty proud of yourself.

Milestone: You have started smiling at us!  REAL smiles!  L.O.V.E it!!!  You gave me your first real smile on my birthday this past Friday!  My birthday may have ended up in the hospital with you but it started with you smiling at me so it still was one of the best birthdays ever.  :)

Your favorite toy: You love your friend the giraffe that stays in your crib.  We turn your crib mobile on and you just lay there and stare at the giraffe and listen to the music and just look so happy.  You also love your swing, you just hang out in there looking happy.  One of your favorite places, not a toy, but where you're happiest is the changing table in your room.  For some reason you are just SO happy there!

Hannah, your Daddy and I love you SO much!!  You are getting so big SOOO fast and we can't believe you are already a month old!  

Some outtakes from your one month photo shoot

Wondering what Daddy is doing while he's trying to get her to smile for the camera




1 comment:

etphonehome21 said...

Happy 1 month Hannah! Soooo happy I got to see one of those smiles in person.
And yes, her sleep schedule is AMAZING!!!