Monday, July 1, 2013

My sweet Kate...1 month old!!

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Dearest Kate,
I simply cannot believe that you are already a month old.  Being your momma for a month has been nothing but the are the sweetest little girl - your daddy and I talk about that ALL of the time.  You are SO cuddly and just love to be only cry when your belly is bothering you, you're hungry or need a change.  You grunt alot...which tickles everyone and you're a great sleeper...only getting momma up once a night after going down between 8 and 9pm.  Your big sissy absolutely adores are the first thing she looks for in the morning and the last person she wants to kiss goodnight.  She is so proud to show you off and loves to hold you (with momma or daddy's help of course) and give you kisses.  You are starting to react to people and changes in light...and while you love your rock n'play...momma's chest is still your favorite place to nap (as I type this you are currently sound asleep on my chest and I couldn't be happier).

We are doing on-demand nursing so you are currently telling us when you want to eat, sleep, and play.  The only "real schedule" we have is that we typically swaddle and put you to bed in your crib at around 8 or 9pm and you generally sleep through the night with one middle of the night feeding (which momma really thanks you for).  You typically get up for the day between 6 and 7am.  You go about 3 hours between feedings during the day...sometimes nursing a little closer together in the evenings and then give us a good 6 or 7 hour stretch during the night.  As for playing...tummy time is still something you don't completely love but we're hoping you warm up to it soon.  You love being talked to and cuddled.

You are solidly in 0-3 month clothing and it is starting to get tight.  Partly due to the bulkiness of the cloth diapers and partly do to the fact that you are a growing girl.  You weighed 9lbs 1 ounce at your first doctors visit (06.03.13) and by your two week check up you were just an ounce shy of 10 lbs (06.17.13) an had grown a quarter of an inch.  You are totally snapped up on your cloth diapers and we use size 1 disposables if we are planning to be out and about for an extended period of time or if all of the cloth diaps are in the wash...but I think the next batch of disposables I buy will be size 2.

What a wonderful first month it has have fit into this little family of 4 so seamlessly...God really knew what he was doing when he decided you would be the perfect fit.  You are completely tolerant of the chaos that goes on around you and you are just the sweetest little girl.  I can't wait to see you and your sissy's bond grow...I just know that you two girls are going to be the best of friends.  Your personality is completely opposite of hers (or at least thus far you have been a totally different baby) and while I think you guys look somewhat definitely have your own look that is different from that of your sissy. 

Kate, words cannot even begin to express how happy your daddy and I are to have you here and we just love and adore you.  You have brought so much joy and happiness to our home and we are so excited about what the future holds for you and for our family....welcome little one - we LOVE you!

1 comment:

Michelle said...

What a doll!! She is beautiful! I can't believe it's already been a month. I haven't put Michael in cloth diapers yet; what kind do you use? We have flips and Bum genius 4.0's and I'm afraid they'll still be too big.