Saturday, May 14, 2011

One Month

Ingrid's first month was full of firsts.

  • First time meeting friends and family
  • First sniffs from Kitty and Harper 
  • First bath 
  • Doctor's office visit (the word "first" is starting to look weird, I'm done using it...for now) 
  • Car ride 
  • Grocery store visit 
  • Walk 
  • Sling/Baby Bjorn 
  • Confusing Dan and I with your cries 
  • Smile - perhaps it's involuntary - I really don't care.
Some describe parenthood as being comprised of "long days and fast months" and so far, I agree. I can't believe how exhausted I am by 6 pm every night - and yet I'm wondering where the month went.

At her one month check-up she weighed 8 pounds 14 ounces (up from 6 lbs 12 ozs at birth) and went from 19 inches to 23. I don't understand or even care about those weird "percentiles" - so I don't really know where she's at in comparison to other babies. She does have an extremely large head (the doctor confirmed this) - and I creepily thought "maybe she'll look like Giada..." She's starting to grow out of some newborn outfits, and I'm sad and excited to pack up her newborn gear in exchange for her 0-3 month outfits. She's so innocent, unaware, dependent, precious and at times, out-of-control delirious. I waver between wanting to stop time and wanting her to continue to grow and develop. I'm assuming this "on the fence" thinking will continue for the next few decades. Here's a look at her first month:

First day of your life. We're overwhelmed.  

Tummy time with Harper. 

Hanging out with Jamie

The Atkinsons

First bath - Ingrid was not impressed. 

First visit to the doctor

Play time (aka, marveling at dangling toys) 

Dan and Ingrid love hats

May 10, 2011 - One month old!

Harper, on duty. 

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