Sweet Pea is one month old today.
I can't believe it!
Why does the first month after they're born
fly so much faster than the last one
before they arrive?
I want to know.
Right now Sweet Pea...
still spends an awful lot of time sleeping
has let me sleep for 5 1/2 and 6 hour stretches several nights
eats heartily and frequently
gets a lot of diaper and outfit changes
likes to be warm and wrapped in blankets
loves to cuddle
(she often holds on to whoever is holding her)
enjoys being carried in the baby sling
likes bath time very much
is spending more time awake
looks around inquisitively with wide, bright eyes
loves studying the line made by the dark valance and bright window
seems to be recognizing her immediate family
has in impressive array of expressive looks
smiles more and more frequently
(she smiled at me when I bent over her to pick her up this evening)
can yell loudly but usually doesn't
It's all pretty normal newborn stuff, but we are all charmed
and take in each new detail with great delight,
exclaiming over her beauty and cleverness
as if she was a super-model-genius-baby.
She brings us all such joy.