Monday, June 14, 2010

Lily's First Month

Lily turned one month old today. I can't believe it! Over the past few days we have really been able to see differences in Lily. She eats like crazy and it is showing in her newly chunky cheeks and legs.

It's my plan to take her picture in this chair and outfit on the 14th of every month so that I can see how she grows and changes from month to month.

In so many ways she looks just like Max, but she also has traits that are hers alone.

Her hair is light and thin and I think it may be a little curly.

I think her skin is going to be a little darker than Max's.

At first we thought her eyes were going to be brown, but they seem to be getting lighter every day and I think Marcos and I may have produced 2 blue eyed children. Only time will tell.

I love how she folds her legs into her stomach and presses her feet together. I know this must have been her favorite position when she was inside of me.

Those lips melt my heart.

Max loves her so much and is so proud to be a big brother.

Her first month of life has been a little chaotic. The first week Max was still in school so we were able to sleep in and snuggle. I loved those moments when we were getting to know each other. She would sleep all day and at about 10 PM she would wake up and want to stay awake until about 3 AM. I can't really complain because she was awake, but she was not crying. She just wanted to eat and be loved on by her mommy. For the most part we stayed at home for the first week and a half, but we did venture out to go to the Post Office, grocery store, Max's school, a birthday party and I took her to visit my school. She is such a good baby and I was proud to show her off.

We had to have our floors refinished when she was about 2 weeks old (perfect timing, right?). We took this inconvenience as the perfect time to take a mini-vacation. We moved everything out of the bottom floor of our house, packed our bags and headed to a hotel on the Isle of Palms. We stayed at the Boardwalk Inn in Wild Dunes and it was beautiful. We rested, visited the beach and spent a lot of time by the pool. It was the perfect time for her to sport her new swimsuit.

2 Things I Learned:

1. An infant swimsuit with no snaps to change the diaper is not a good idea.

2. We NEED a king size bed!

After almost a week in a hotel we headed home to a house that was full of dust and completely out of order. Instead of cleaning and getting the house back in order we spent most of our time snoozing and snuggling on the couch.

We did venture out of the house to cheer on the USA in their first game of the 2010 World Cup.

Although we have loved our lazy days, we realize that the Big Brother needs to get out and enjoy the summer. So we will be venturing out a lot more this month. I also need to get the house back in order since Max told me tonight--"We need our house back."

A Few Things I Want to Remember:

1. Breastfeeding hurts and it only starts to feel better between 3-4 weeks into it.

2. Lily's belly button fell off really early--they left the clip on--are they supposed to do that?

3. She wakes up two times at night to eat.

4. She grunts a lot.

5. At her first doctors appointment (5/19/2010) she was back up to her birth weight (7 lbs. 7 oz.). She was in the 25th percentile for weight and the 75th percentile for height.

6. She loves bath time.