One Month Already!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

We can't believe it but Emma is one month old already! Amazing! She is growing like a little weed and we have proof because we just got back from her one month appointment with the Pediatrician. Emma now weighs 8 lbs 2 ounces!! She has gained 3 pounds already since she was weighed one week after coming home. She is 20.5 inches long too, which is 1.5 inches longer then when she was born. She is now in the 25th percentile for weight and between the 25th and 50th percentile for height. The doctor said she was doing great and is growing at an above average rate...I guess she is playing catch up from being so tiny at birth! Poor little Emma did get her first shot since leaving the hospital today, this was her second HBV shot. This shot protects against the hepatitis B virus, which attacks the liver. Emma will get a total of three doses: at birth, between 1 and 2 months, and between 6 and 18 months. Poor baby was NOT happy! But, nothing that a good meal and a nap at home can't cure. As my mom always says..."Sleep is the best medicine!"

Emma now changes by the day and amazes us how she can learn new things from one day to the next! She can now (well, almost) hold her pacifier in her mouth, although she still tends to knock it out sometimes and we can see her clearly trying to figure out how to reach for things. She is awake for most of the day and luckily, seems to know when it's bed time and is usually pretty good about sleeping at night. She tends to make much more noise now too! Ha! But good noises though, like little gurgles and grunts, like she is trying to talk to us but just doesn't know how! We haven't heard any laughs yet, but we are starting to get more and more smiles when she is awake which just melts our hearts. She absolutely just loves laying in your lap and "chatting". She can't seem to find us when we are across the room quiet yet but is very good at eye contact when you are close.

Everyday Emma seems to learn more and more about her body, especially her hands and legs. I'm not sure she knows how to control them quiet yet but she seems to be much better then a few weeks ago! She can now finally wear some of her 0-3 month old clothes and some of her Newborn sized clothes are actually tight!

We haven't had her bath yet today so I'll have to wait until later but I really would like to take a picture of her each month so when she gets older, she has tons of pictures of her when she was a baby. But of course, we have to look cute for our pictures ha! So stay tuned for her official 1 Month old picture!!

Here is a picture of Emma when she was one day old...

...compared to a picture of Emma when she was just three days shy of her one month Birthday.

If you notice in both the pictures above, and almost every single picture in the blog so far, her hands are in almost the exact same position! She LOVES to hold her hands up by her face, especially when eating or sucking on her "Binkie" and she sleeps with her hands up like that all the time!!

1 comment :

  1. When you take her picture, sit her next to, or lay her on something standard (a big teddy bear, the same special quilt) each time. That way you will definitely see progress from month to month! A friend did that, and it's amazing to see how much they grow! So glad Emma is doing well!!
    ~Cousin Kim
    (wait, does that really make me sound like we're from W. Virginia?)


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