One Month!

One month ago, a foreign creature entered our home and we’ve managed to survive as we learn to adjust as roomies. A pat on the back goes to us for bringing home a baby and managing to all stay in one whole piece (well, I’m not one whole piece, but that’s a whole other story).

September 9th was Madelyn’s one month birthday and she’s already changed so much from fresh newborn to adjusting baby.

  • She can track objects and colors with her eyes, side to side, and keep a pretty good focus on us when we speak to her.
  • She responds well to Harvey Karp’s method of The 5 Ss and is calmed when she’s in her swaddle, hears the “sssshhh” sound, and sucks her Soothie.
  • She likes to hear white noise and we thank the Sleep Sheep and Bryan’s white noise iPhone app for this soothing sound (meanwhile, we’ve learned to tolerate these new sounds!).
  • She started tummy time and doesn’t love it, but is pretty damn good at it since she’s able to lift her head for a good amount of time and scoot her legs and tushie (which is really cute).
  • She has battled some pretty gnarly diaper rash which breaks my heart and makes my mother bear instincts come out since I want to beat the fothermucking sugar out of the bacteria that causes the beefy and painful-looking redness on her adorable cheeks.
  • She drinks about three to four ounces during each feeding and makes the most beautiful and satisfying burps that literally come straight from her toes! Such a little lady!
  • Her eyebrows and eyelashes have grown in a lot, and she still has a head of hair that looks like it will end up curling as it fills in more.
  • She is still really tiny and barely fits into even her newborn clothes! So, she’s living in onesies and swaddle blankets, which is okay because we don’t really go anywhere.
  • She conks out in her swing, loves her bouncer, enjoys being in our laps in the comfy Little Castle glider chair in her room, and totally snoozes during car rides, so the key with this little one is motion, motion, motion!
  • On her one-month birthday, Madelyn weighed 8 pounds and 7 ounces and measured 21.5 inches long.

Love you, little Madelyn! It’s been only a month of joy but we know we’re in for a lifetime of love!

  1. Bryan
    9/10/2011 2:41 PM

    Erica – My thoughts exactly. It’s already in the works. 😉

  2. Erica
    9/10/2011 11:51 AM

    So cute – even while crying!

    I think it’s time Madelyn gets her own bio on the “About” page 🙂