November 26, 2011
Peighton Joy, you are one month old today!
You are still wearing mostly newborn clothes and sometimes 0-3 months.
You are still wearing newborn diapers as well. We are occasionally putting you in size 1, but soon we will start using cloth diapers. They are a little big on you right now so your newborn clothes will not fit over the diapers.
You are a mostly content baby! Lately, you've wanted to be held...a lot. When you're awake, you're crying...a lot...unless you're being fed or entertained. Daddy & I try so hard to make you smile and happy, but because you're still new to the world you get a little upset and want to cry and that's ok...for now.
When you were 3.5 weeks old daddy finally came home from training. He was gone for 3 weeks and we are thankful he came home early and the army allowed him to spend 10 days at home with us...without interruption...almost.
Since you were 3 weeks old you have been sleeping through the night. Usually you're in bed between 9:00-10:00 pm and do not wake up until 5:00-7:00am and then go back to sleep until 9:30 am. We love watching you sleep. You are such a loud sleeper. You make these funny grunting noises and we are convinced you got that from our dog, Chloe. When you stretch and move to get comfy you look just like you daddy and have many of the same funny faces.
You have such a big personality already! You give us funny looks all the time that we can just tell what you're thinking and what kind of mood you are in at the time. You love to smile at your daddy and just stare at him when he makes funny noises and sings to you. When I sing to you, you usually fall asleep. You are easily entertained by daddy and when you're upset he's your man! You hate pacifiers unless we're in the car. When daddy is around he offers his pinky and you LOVE IT! None of my fingers seem to do the trick, but his works every time. I do not know how we will get by when daddy goes back to work.
Last Sunday was our first time taking you to Sunday morning service at church. You have been to Sunday evening service and Wednesday class. You wore this gorgeous dress that your great grandma gave you and you were not as content as we expected. The other services you attended you slept the entire time-I believe you were comforted by the singing and the loud speaker. Sunday morning, however, you were not so happy. As soon as we took our seats and the singing ended, you started to cry. We took you to the quiet room and daddy got you to sleep.
At your one month appointment yesterday, you weighed 10 pounds and you measured 21.5 inches. When you were born, we were told you were 22 inches so obviously someone measured wrong at your birth. I guess we will never really know your exact length at birth. The doctor gave you an A+ on health. Your measurements (length, weight, head) were all in the 55 percentile. The doctor said a baby that is perfectly proportionate is rare.....obviously you had to show off :) You met all the goals for a baby your age. You have been holding your head up since 2 weeks old. You are only having mommy's milk and I love the time with you. We get to bond, spend special time together and have lots of eye contact.
I cannot believe how fast the last month went already. You are growing so fast and becoming more beautiful every day. We love you more than you will ever understand. You are truly a miracle from God and we often remind ourselves that we did not do any work to make you-God did it all! You are loved and adored by so many friends and family. Your head full of hair and beautiful blue eyes attract attention everywhere we go :)
Our prayer for you is that you know God, we provide you with a loving home, and that you never feel alone. We love you Peighton Joy! Happy One Month Birthday!