Hollyhand House

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

1 month (yesterday)

Wow... I cant believe that a month has already flown by! It has been a wonderful month being a new Mommy!! We have adjusted well to our new life and we are loving every minute of it!! Now I cant imagine life without her. Here are some things about Anna Riley...

*She is in between sizes...she has outgrown the newborn sleepers and is wearing 0-3 months in those and in some clothes but still wears some newborn clothes. She is now wearing size 1 diapers.

*I dont know how much she weighs now but I am guessing over 9 lbs. (she weighed 8 lbs. 12 oz. 2 weeks ago)

* She is still fairly petite. She has long, skinny fingers and toes and long legs. Riley says she is starting to get a round belly though.

*I think she favors both of us but mostly Riley. She has lots of her daddys features. Her hair is still brown but it is lighting up a little bit and ever once in a while you can see red tents. I really dont think it will ever turn red like mine but possibly an auburn color. Her eyes seem to be brown...its hard to tell though.

* She eats every 2-3 hours during the day and usually every 3-4 hours and night.

* She is getting more on a schedule (on most days)-- we usually get up for good around 8:00 or 8:30 and she is up for about an hour and 1/2 and she takes a nap and then is up for a while and takes another nap in the afternoon (and sometimes I join her for this one! :) and then usually one in the evening around 6 or so. She had been sleeping so much so it is nice to see her awake more (during the day that is!)

*She sleeps pretty well at night. She has her off nights though! (like the past couple of nights!)Sometimes she doesnt like to go back to sleep but for the most part she does pretty good. I hope to have her in her crib full time in a few weeks. She does not really like to be swaddled and so I have stopped even trying. She also likes to have a light on and goes to sleep most nights listening to Willie Nelson (I bet you cant guess who started that...I put on Mozart and Daddy puts on Willie but hey she likes it so whatever works!)

*She does not usually cry much. When she is hungry she grunts really loud and every once in a while you hear a snort or two!

*She has the hiccups and sneezes a lot...it is so cute when she sneezes because she is very dramatic! haha

* She is so much more alert now and is constantly looking around. She is also grabbing things more such as my hair, shirt, her blanket, etc.

*I love when she 'smiles'...I know it is just a reflex but it is so cute. And Wednesday three different times I said "Smile for Momma" and she did! Haha... what a coincidence!

* She loves to stretch and we call it her "wake up routine" because she will stretch for at least 15 minutes. She also makes lots of funny faces. I feel like we are constantly laughing at her!


And they call it puppy love said...

Happy 1 month Anna Riley! Glad you are doing well, she is precious!

Crystal said...

She is toooo cute. It makes me want another one when I see her pics. I think baby girls are so dainty and delicate- I am partial to little girls you know! I also loved the boppy. I still use it at night when I rock Madelyn to sleep. Oh, and I love the onesie stickers.