Saturday, November 29, 2014

She's already 1 month

All about Lacey's first month

I cannot believe that our beautiful little girl has been here for a full month already. This has been the fastest month I have ever experienced. Although she is still so small, it feels like she has grown so much since she was born.

One month stats:

Height: 20.25 inches (10th percentile)
Weight: 7 lb 11.5 oz (8th percentile)
Head: 36.5 cm (54th percentile)
Clothes: Still fits in newborn size clothes and is still too small for any of her bigger clothes. She is still in newborn diapers, but we're thinking she will be in a size 1 diaper pretty soon.
Sleep: She usually will sleep 4-5 hours at a time during the night, but there have been a couple rough nights.
Milestones: Looking at our face instead of the wall, will follow us with her eyes and head, just starting to coo when she's awake, her legs can hold her weight for a couple seconds.

Firsts this month: (Everything)

Lacey's first holiday, other than her birthday, was Halloween. We were still in the hospital for most of Halloween, so we didn't dress her up. We also got to celebrate her first Thanksgiving during Lacey's first month.
Thanksgiving 2014
She had her first bath, which she wasn't too thrilled about. She loves to take them now.

First Bath

She had her first visitor from out of town. Grandma Susie came to visit all the way from Utah.

  • Foot rubs, shushing, her binky, and getting her head rubbed when she is fussy
  • Her momma, she is definitely a mommy's girl
  • Eating, if she is awake she usually thinks that she wants to be eating
  • Her hands, she just found out that she can suck on them, and they are always in her mouth, even when she is trying to eat
  • Staring at her mommy and daddy, or at our wall with all our pictures
  • Getting kisses all day long from her mommy and daddy
  • Having her hands above her head when she's asleep
  • Getting her diaper changed in the middle of the night
  • Getting dressed
  • Being in her car seat when it's not moving
Things I want to remember:

  • When we were still in the hospital Lacey had a hat that said "new arrival on it" but the font on it made it look like it said "new arrwal". Scott started calling Lacey Annabelle Arrwal for some reason and we still sometimes refer to Lacey as annabelle as a joke.

  • Scott and I both were so happy the first time Lacey pooped. Scott even cried a little he was so glad.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

We can't stop staring at her, isn't she perfect?

One of our neighbors out here is a photographer and we had her do some newborn pictures of Lacey. We love them! These were taken when she was 8 days old.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

We loved having Grandma come!

Time has gone by way too quickly and I'm a little behind on blog posts. Now that Lacey is here and our lives now revolve around her I am sure the majority of our blog posts will be all about her.

My mom was able to come out a couple of days after Lacey was born to help out. I couldn't be more grateful for her! I don't know how I would have gotten through the first week without her. The first few days were rough with trying to feed Lacey while we waited for my milk to come in. It was great having my mom here to help with the feedings and diaper changes while I pumped or got other things done. Now that she is gone I miss having someone here to hang out with all the time. My mom is one of my best friends and I hate that I only get to see her once or twice a year. I was so sad to see her leave and glad that we are going home in a few weeks for Christmas.

We love you Grandma Susie!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Family of Three

Our family isn't just Scott and I anymore, we are a family of three. Scott and I cannot believe that we have a daughter. We're parents, and we are absolutely loving it. I was a little nervous about how I would adjust to being home all day and not going to work like I have for the last 10 years of my life. The last 2 weeks have flown by, and I have loved every moment of it. Scott and I just stare at her and are in awe of how amazing she is.

Lacey has been the perfect addition to our little family. She is absolutely amazing. She sleeps like a rock, just like her daddy. She is such a happy baby and pretty much the only time she cries is when she is hungry. I cannot believe that she is ours.. to keep.

Proud Daddy 

Our first family picture.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Things I will/won't miss about being pregnant

Things that I will miss:
  • Being able to eat whatever I want and then  blame it on being pregnant and eating for two. 
  • Wearing pajama pants whenever I want and not have anyone question it. 
  • Feeling Lacey move around, and knowing that it is something that is just between me and her. 
  • Having an excuse to why my stomach isn't completely flat. I do have a little flexibility with this one. I can still blame my tummy on the fact that I just had a baby. 
  • People being excited for me and Scott.
  • Sleeping through the night
Things that I will not miss:
  • Constantly being told how huge I look. I understand that pregnant women get bigger when they get closer to their due date. However, I don't that anyone appreciates being called huge under any circumstance.
  • Having to get my momentum going to change positions.
  • Not being able to bend over comfortably to tie my shoes or pick something up.
  • People wanting to always touch or rub my belly.
  • Having only a couple outfits to choose from because nothing else fit. 
  • Feeling like I swallowed a basket ball.
  • Always worrying about the last time I felt Lacey move.
  • Going to the doctor so often