Friday, October 16, 2015

Harper: One Month

Sweet Harper Shea, you are ONE month old!   

Where has the last month gone?  It seems like just yesterday I was counting kicks as you bumped around in my belly.  The time is passing too quickly already.

You are the sweetest, most laid back baby. You love to be cuddled and are at your happiest when someone is holding you...which I gladly take advantage of.  Your daddy often says I'm spoiling you, but I say that's just nonsense.  You are the warmest, squishiest little thing, and I could snuggle you all day.   

You sleep a lot.  You had your days and nights mixed up for the first couple of weeks, but you're doing better now, thankfully.  Our middle of the night feedings are still our sweetest times.  Your eyes are big and wide, and you're content just to stare at me.

You're a great little eater.  At first, you were eating two ounces every two hours.  Over the last week or so, you've moved to four ounces every three hours.  You keep yourself on a pretty set schedule during the day, but will go for a longer stretch once each night--usually around four or five hours.  You have some reflux issues, and the pediatrician prescribed baby Zantac to help.

When we came home from the hospital, your weight had dropped to 7 pounds 14 ounces.  At your one month well check appointment today, you weighed 9 pounds.  (I had to look back at Aniston's one month stats just to compare, and she weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces at one month old.  Such a difference!)  You measured 20.5 inches long still, but that may not be accurate.  You are a little wiggle worm, and the nurse had a really hard time measuring you.

You're still able to wear newborn clothing.  Your 3 month outfits still swim on you, but you're beginning to fill out a few of your 0-3 month outfits.  You recently graduated to size 1 diapers.

You snort when you cry, and it may be the cutest thing I've ever heard.  You don't cry very much, except when you're hungry.  You don't give us any warning at all, and you can go from sound asleep to absolutely ravenous and screaming in mere seconds.  You often sleep with your mouth slightly open.  You have several cute little things that are unique to you--you pull your bottom lip in all the time (we have an ultrasound of you doing this before you were born), you cross your pointer finger over your thumb, and you raise your eyebrows.  You make the cutest faces, and I can't wait to see you smile on purpose.

You have lots of dark hair (much more than Aniston had).  Your eyes are still dark, though they've recently started to lighten a bit.  I can't help but hope they're bright blue like your daddy's.  You have the most precious little cheeks, and I could kiss them for days.

Precious girl, you are such a blessing and we are so happy to have you in our family.  You've only been here a month, but it's hard to even remember life without you.  
You've made our little family so much more complete, and we love you so very much.  


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