Friday, May 22, 2009

One Month

It breaks my heart that Finley is already one month old.  It's scary how quickly the time has gone by!  Everything about Finley has been so different than Grady.  It's almost as if we are first time parents.  From bringing her home from the hospital when I was released to just watching all that she has been doing during her first month.  We are amazed at what she has been doing as while it is probably typical of newborn babies, we are just experiencing it for the first time with Finely. 

Everyone is so curious to know how Grady has been adjusting and he has been better than I could have ever hoped for.  He is in love with his baby sister.  He is constantly running over to give her kisses.  He is concerned when she cries (he will go to David or myself and point to Finley and "tell" us that something is wrong) and likes to stroke her head.

We feel so blessed to have this perfect little baby!  I only wish that I could shellack her and keep her tiny for longer because boy is she growing quickly!  

At one month Finley.....

*weighs 9 pounds 4 ounces (up two pounds one ounce from birth!)
*measures 20 1/2 inches long (up 1/4 inch from birth)
*eats every three hours
*has been going 5 hours consistently at night (Mommy enjoys that!)
*has been smiling for about a week
* loves to stretch out on the floor and look at herself in the mirror
*went to the zoo for the first time with Daddy, Mommy, and Grady (she slept the entire time)
*loves to be held and cuddled
*enjoys the swing
*enjoys riding in the car
*tolerates all of her big brother's kisses
*is still wearing all of her newborn clothing
*has the nick names:  Miss Finn, Sassy McGee, Angel Girl (Daddy's nickname) & Fuzzy Finley



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