Last Thursday, our girls had their one month birthday! It’s trite, I know, but HOW did the time fly by so fast? They are already growing out of some newborn clothes and I can’t even handle it emotionally.
They are both over 8 pounds and got a great review at their one month check up. They are starting to be more alert and are enthralled when I sing to them – I’ve introduced them to Disney’s Greatest Hits and Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
Little Miss Blake Evangeline, nicknamed Bright Eyes by her Grandpa, still weighs a few ounces less than her sister. Her skin is so smooth and as pale as can be. After a weekend away, Scott came in and asked if Blake had gotten paler. She is also losing her hair, mostly from the top of her head.
Is there anything better than baby yawns? I haven’t found it if there is.
She still loves to eat and she turns her upper lip red because she eats so voraciously. When she is done eating, she makes “Grandpa face” – pulling her bottom lip under the top lip.
She needs just a little bit of cuddles and loving to fall asleep. I don’t mind at all. Since she had more room during the pregnancy she likes to stretch out, so she’ll lounge in the nook of my arm while I lounge on the couch. She also needs tons of time to wake up. She stretches and squirms and stretches some more. We un-swaddle her and lay her out on her back about 5 minutes before we want to feed her so she can get it out of her system.
And Miss Leila Grace, nicknamed Little Girl by her Grandpa, still has ALL of the snuffling, snurfling noises and faces to go along with them.
On our second day home, we found out she has hypothyroidism. It was caught super early and she started medication when she was 8 days old. She’ll likely be on it for her whole life, but it’s very manageable. It was sad and scary at first, but we have seen her start to eat and sleep better since starting the medication. She has filled out so nicely and her color/jaundice is improving. We’re so grateful it was caught early and that she takes her medication like a champ.
Leila definitely runs the show around here. Feedings are done on her schedule – we hear about it if we miss her preferred schedule by even a minute! She tends to take her time with feedings, which can be hard for momma and daddy at 3 am. She’s also introduced us to the joys of diaper rash and gassiness. But I’m not complaining – she is such a sweet, happy little love.
She loves to cuddle, especially on daddy’s chest. She spent the whole pregnancy slightly squished by her sister so she still curls up in the fetal position and just lays right on your chest. It’s the best thing ever.
We are so in love with our girls.