Monday, March 3, 2014

Ella Grace {One Month}

Dear Ella,
You are a whole month old today! It's been the fastest month ever, yet at the same time I feel like you've been here forever--I can't even remember what life was like before you came around. 

Height: 21.5 inches (60 percentile)
Weight: 8 pounds, 12 ounces (27 percentile)
You are tall and skinny! Clearly, you did not get that from your 5'2" mom!
Head circumference: 14.5 inches (51 percentile) 

Clothes: You are still wearing newborn size clothes and diapers! I know you're slowly growing and I love you being a little peanut, but I'm ready for you to be out of the newborn have a ton more {cuter} clothes in 0-3 months size! 

Nicknames: Ell, Ell Bell, Ella Bella, peanut, sweet girl, stinky/stinkyhead (only when you have a poopy diaper!)

Milestones: You are so alert, sweet girl! You don't want to miss any action. You are also starting to hold your head up--you are a strong little lady! And during tummy time, you try to move your legs like you are wanting to crawl (although, I know real crawling is still a long way off)!

Sleep: You've definitely slept through the night a few times, and slept for a few 6-7 hour stretches as well. Lately, though, you seem to go to sleep around 11PM, wake up at 4:30AM; then sleep from 5AM until 9AM. I'd like you to go back to that sleeping through the night thing, so we can transition you from the Rock n Play in our room to your crib, but for now, I'll take it!

Best Moment: I don't know if I can pick one exact moment...any time you are awake and alert is so fun! But, last week, we gave you a bath and Daddy figured out that you did not like your baby bathtub, and held you in the open waters of the big bathtub instead. You LOVED it! You were kicking and splashing all around. Maybe you will be a swimmer like your mom?!

Worst Moment: Those first few days when my hormones were out of control, and you weren't sleeping very much at night. I'm so glad we are all passed that sleep-deprived mess! Another not so glamorous thing? When we change your diaper and you immediately pee or poop in the new diaper. Once, we went through 4 diapers in a single diaper change! 

Likes: Wubbanubs/pacifiers, the Mamaroo, your car seat & riding in the car, snuggling, tummy time (for short periods of time), sucking on your hands

Dislikes: getting your diaper changed, being cold (like your mom!), when you can't get to your hands (like when you're bust out of your swaddle almost daily!)

Health: We thought you had a fever the other day, but turns out you were just a little over-heated when I dressed you in too many layers! Sorry! Other than that, you are as healthy as they come!

Eating: You are nursing every 3 hours and as far as I can tell, eating a decent amount. I hope you are getting enough because I never can tell exactly how much you drink! 

You have brought so much joy into our lives, Ella! You love to snuggle with me, and especially your dad! You certainly have him wrapped around your finger! Also, I'd like to add that UNC has not lost a game since you've been keep up the good luck! :) You are such an easy, sweet are definitely making me love my job as your mom! I can't wait to see what the next month brings!


  1. Aww what a cute update! She's growing up so fast and I love the pic of her through the crib rails! :)
    P.s. 6-7 hours is technically considered "sleeping through the night" - you've got a good little sleeper!

  2. I can't believe she's already a month old! Big girl!!!

  3. You look great girl and she is such a cutie! So little! Time flies, so treasure every moment!

  4. So sweet, glad to hear everything is going well!! And you look great!!!