Monday, February 18, 2013

One Month

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I am one month old!

You are such a content baby who really only cries when you're hungry, and sometimes when you get too sleepy. 

You always want your hands by your face. Somehow they always manage to break free when we swaddle you. You like to suck on your hands and when you manage to get a finger in your mouth, your eyes get wide and you are thrilled with the surprise. 

You have three cries.
The I'm-pissed scream cry.
The regular fussy baby cry.
And this little wheezy cry that sounds like a kitty and makes your dad and I want to cry.

You are so modest! You will be perfectly happy until it's time to change your diaper. You start to get frowny when the clothes come off (or unbuttoned) and then when the diaper comes off you get really mad. You let us know by using your scream cry. 

You prefer being on your tummy (whether on the couch or on our chests) to any other sleep position. We realized you'd only sleep for an hour or so on your back, but if we let you fall asleep on our chests you'd sleep for 3-4 hours. Mommy was so nervous but we started letting you sleep on your tummy during day time naps when mommy could watch you like a hawk. "They" recommend babies sleep on their backs. Your neck is so strong already. In fact, you could lift your head up off our shoulders when you were only one day old. You easily lift your head, turn it, and lay it back down on the other cheek when you want to. 

Mommy is grateful every day that you're such a great sleeper. I think that's one of the perks of having a big baby. You have always slept for 4-5 hour stretches. We have to wake YOU up to feed you. 

I can't believe it's already been a month. You are growing and changing every day right in front of our eyes. I am trying to soak up every challenging, sleep deprived, sweet moment of your newborn-ness. I know you won't always be so small.
I love you so much.

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11 comments:

The Not Quite Military Wife said...

Oh my, girl you have got an easy baby!!! I wouldn't even know what to do with a baby who knew how to sleep!!! Haha, can't believe it has been a month already! Our girls are growing up!...totally heartbreaking though, just want them to stay small for forever!

Courtney B said...

Her hair KILLS me! So precious!! She is so incredibly beautiful! Ah, isn't being a mom to our baby girls just the best!?
And Mia sleeps for 7 hours straight now! It's amazing! I used to wake her up to feed her but now? I let her sleep as long as she wants (unless I'm about to burst... the joys of nursing!)

Valerie Griffin said...

in love with all that HAIR! really hoping my Miller comes out with a full head of hair too!

she is gorgeous! so perfect!

Sue said...

She's so precious and perfect! I can't believe how fast they grow.

Liz Brown said...

Happy one-month Avery :) I wish we could see more of her ... she is so precious. I know blogging is the last thing on your mind though. :)

Melissa said...

She's so beautiful! I can't believe she's one month old already!

Jenna said...

Such a sweetie... I can't believe it's already been a month!

xxx
Jenna

Whitney Tomlin said...

the pouting picture totally broke my heart! She is so precious! Makes me so excited for Charlee to come :)

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

She's so beautiful!!

Danielle Carroll said...

Can't get over how cute she is! (And how sweet this post was.)

Katie Did What said...

Awww what a little angel baby! So sweet :)

xo

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