Saturday, May 28, 2011

Lillian Grace: One Month Old

So many changes have taken place in the past month, some so little only we notice, some so big everyone can tell.

Lilly has become a very consistent eater; every three hours no matter what. If we forget and go a little too long she lets us know, first with some bellows and then with a piggy snort or two. Her consistent eating schedule has helped her grow from 5 lbs. 13 oz. to 7 lbs. 5 oz. and stretch from 18.5 inches to 21.5 inches. Her diapers are starting to fit better and she is now able to wear some of the super cute outfits she has been given as gifts.

Unfortunately, with the increase in eating she has also been experiencing some gas pains. Oh how she hates gas. She will wiggle, stretch, clench her fists and yell in an attempt to get the gas out. It breaks our hearts when she gets so uncomfortable, but as soon as it passes she becomes the content baby that we know and love.

Swaddling is still something that Lilly enjoys greatly and we keep her swaddled whenever she is sleeping. After a good long nap when we take her out of her swaddle she has developed a little stretching routine. I hope to get it on video someday as it is adorable … first her arms, then her legs and finally her head and neck. Upon completion of her stretching routine she is ready to eat, vary from her plan and she is not a happy camper (I am guessing she is going to take after her momma with her ability to plan.)

And, oh how she adores her family and friends. She is quite content to be held and loved by any and every family member or friend that comes to visit. No need to change the sheets in her crib as most naps take place in the arms of someone who loves her. Of course on the occasional day that there is not a visitor she finds great enjoyment laying in her crib with her Baby Pearl Jam, Led Zeppelin or lullabies playing looking at her butterfly mobile until she drifts off to sleep.