One Month (and two days)

One month ago our precious Susanna Marie made her appearance in this world and in our lives….

Needless to say, she has changed a LOT over the last month!

One Month

She is one LONG baby… ranking in the 95th percentile.  Her hair, which was plentiful to begin with, has grown a lot in the last month, and she can sport quite the flock of seagulls fauxhawk look.  She has rolled over from back to stomach about three times… all while on the couch, so we only partially count it as rolling over.  She has begun to ‘practice’ smiling… we say practice because it isn’t AT us, it’s just while she’s asleep or  after she’s passed some gas!  On the average,,she only wakes up once a night, and lets Mom sleep in two four to five hour segments.  This means that she eats every two hours on the dot during the morning and afternoon, but I’ll take that 🙂

I am doing great!  My blood pressure is returning to normal after having preclampsia, and my body is recovered quite well.  I am thankful that we are starting to settle into a bit of a routine, and extremely glad that we usually only have one bad night or bad day at a time, and then she goes back to my happy laid back little baby.  I am extremely happy to be staying home!  I am also equally as excited to leave the house when the opportunity presents itself, and I’m learning to be proficient at lugging her around on the bus with stroller and all!

We’ve been blessed with a lot of yummy meals from our friends, which is coming to a close this week.  So, I am looking forward to returning to my kitchen full time!  I am sure that it is going to be an adventure learning to cook with baby girl afoot!  It gives me great motivation to finish my baby carrier 🙂

Matt seems to be adjusting well to fatherhood.  He really enjoyed getting to feed her in the hospital (she was in the NICU and I was on bedrest) and we’ve kept that as part of our evening routine… daddy does the bedtime feeding.  He has taken to calling Susanna ‘pumpkin’ and it’s quite adorable 🙂

In other news, I am excited to have a few baby free excursions planned for next week 🙂  It is kind of convenient to have a live in baby sitter, and a one month old who takes a bottle!  We’re going to go out for dinner to celebrate Matt’s birthday on Wednesday and then on Saturday we’re going to have dinner out at Blue Moon to celebrate Autumn’s birthday.  I’m looking forward to it, though I still have a hard time thinking about being separated from baby girl…

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