Let's see what you've been up to...
(funny fact: You snort when you are fussy or in a hurry to eat. It is the cutest thing ever! I'll have to try to capture it on video.)
You aren't on any schedule yet. I try to make you wait 3 hours to eat but I can be a sucker when you get fussy enough. (And by fussy, I mean screaming like a little teradactyl! You never had that sweet newborn cry that sounds like a little lamb. Your daddy and I knew we were in for it when we heard your teradactyl screeches the first time the nurse brought you to us in our hospital room :) You sleep good in the mornings and are usually in a pretty good mood. However, by the time daddy gets home you are wide awake and not particularly happy. But you do love bath time.
It takes a while to get you to sleep at night, but once you finally go down, you will normally sleep for a good 4 to 5 hours.
You've had surprisingly good head control since you were born. We've recently tried a little tummy time with you and you can hold up your head pretty well. (You also act like you're ready to take off and start crawling! Mommy's not ready for that!)
You like your bouncy seat best out of all your gadgets and you swat and grab the toys. (You have a really good grip... when I'm nursing you, you like to hold something... my shirt, my hair, my finger, etc.)
You are not too sure about your playmat. You will stare at some of the toys for a while and even swat at them but you get pretty mad that you can't grab them. (Honestly, your favorite entertainment is to stare at the ceiling fan... and we don't even turn it on because you aren't suppose to have newborns under ceiling fans! Not sure why you are so fascinated with it!)
|What a little sting bean!|
|My little strawberry :)|
|Mom, this thing is as big as my head!|
We wrap you up nice and tight in a swaddler when you go to sleep... it seems to help you sleep longer and flail around less.
|It's a baby burrito!|
But you are our little Houdini and somehow get your arms free a lot of the times!
You are a daddy's girl. He can calm you down like no other. And you love when he sings to you and plays the piano. (You tend to favor your song, Holly Bug, but you also like when he sings Lean on Me, Earth Angel, Halleluiah, and Hey Jude)
For some reason you always burp the best for daddy so I pass you to him a lot of times after my failed attempts.
It is so hard to believe how much you've grown and changed in just one month! We feel so incredibly blessed to have you as our daughter! We love you little Holly Bug and thank God for you every day!