Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Mila Rose - One Month

Mila Rose, you are ONE month old!

Where has time gone?  I feel like we just brought you home from the hospital!  You have been such a blessing to us.  You love to snuggle and hate to be put down, especially during the day.  You make it very hard for mommy to get any work done.  

You are a very loud roommate!  When you sleep at night you sound like a dinosaur.  Sleep has been pretty good.  The last few nights you have been sleeping for 3-ish hours at a time.  You are a lucky lady and get to stay up late with daddy, while mommy tries to get a little bit of sleep before you are ready to nurse.  Late night feedings are pretty easy. I will get up and change you, feed you, and rock you for a little bit before putting you back in your bassinet.  They are probably longer than they need to be because I like to rock you long after you are fast asleep.  

You have never had a meltdown.  The only time you cry is when you are hungry or when we change you (because it is very hard to get tiny clothes on a tiny body).  Various other things will make you fussy, but not for very long.  Usually food or a good burp will calm you down.

You weigh 9lbs 8oz and are 20 3/4" long.  You had a perfect 1 month checkup!  You are still wearing newborn diapers, but they are getting small.  Once we finish the current box you will move on to 1's.  You wear mostly newborn clothes and are starting to fit into 0-3 months.  Sometimes you wear 3 months jammies, because we barely bought any NB sizes, but you are still swimming in them.  You hate having your diaper changed and sometimes take the opportunity to potty or poop on whoever is changing your diaper.  You pulled this stunt at your checkup today, but thankfully it was only potty and your clothes were already off!  You also hate having your clothes changed, but after you are all clean and dressed you love to hang out on our bed.  You are so content just looking around.

You love bath time!  Your bellybutton stump fell off at 2 1/2 weeks so you are finally able to take real baths.  You cry for a split second when you get undressed and into the tub, but as soon as you are in the water you are super happy.  You don't like getting out, but I can't blame you.  Who likes being cold and wet?

 You love to mimic faces and have been doing this since you were 2 weeks old.  You will make O faces and stick your tongue out.  It is adorable!  

You also love car rides.  You usually fall asleep right away and have never had a meltdown.  We have taken you to a few places, even though you haven't had your shots yet.  Your first big outing was to Hadley's 2nd birthday party when you were 10 days old!  You pretty much slept the entire time.  You have been to daddy's work a few times and you go to work with mommy everyday (all the way upstairs).  You will probably have one heck of a work ethic when you grow up with all the work you will see us doing.  We have taken you out to eat twice and you were a little angel!  Last weekend we took you to Pizzeria Testa on 3.14.15 (Pi Day).  It is pretty much the most authentic Italian pizza around, and since you have already been to Italy (in mommy's belly) you understood the importance of a good pizza and napped while we had a peaceful lunch.

The weather had been nice the past few days so we have finally been able to get out for walks and you love it.  We went for a long walk this week with some new friends and you slept the entire time.  We are definitely going to take advantage of the nice weather before it gets too hot and go on as many walks as possible. 

Happy One Month Sweet Baby Girl!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St. Patrick's Day 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day from my little family!  Today is Mila's first holiday!!!  It is fitting because her Great-Grandma Kay (John's Grandma) was very proud of her Irish heritage.  We had a pretty low key day since little miss is less than 4 weeks old, but we still kept it festive.  Before Mila was born I bought her a cute little St. Patrick's Day outfit...except it wasn't so little.  It was supposed to be a tunic and jeggings but is was way too big so we ditched the jeggings, added bloomers, and called it a dress.  Thank goodness it was 80 degrees!  Mommy fail turned into a mommy success!!!

Just for fun, John put Mila in front of the Mirror.  Her facial expressions are funny!