Wednesday, June 10, 2009

3 weeks old

I can't believe my baby is 3 weeks old already! It really doesn't seem like it's been 3 weeks since we were in the hospital. Today at her dr's appt the pediatrician said that she's losing her newborn look, which made me kinda sad. I'd like her to be a newborn forever, even if I'm not getting any sleep.

Today at her appt she was up to 9lb5oz, which was up 300grams from last week. The dr said that they're doing well if they gain 30grams a day, so since she gained more than that, she's doing well. Thank God. Now we don't have to go back to the dr until her 2 mos appt.

Last night was her best night yet. She slept well from midnight to 3am. I got her back to bed around 4am and then she slept well until 5:30am. That was a first for us, bc usually she's up every 15-30 mins from the time she gets up at 3am until about 6am, so I was pretty excited that she went back to sleep for an hour and a half. Of course I got up to check on her a few times in between there to make sure she was okay since it was unusual for her to sleep that long.

I think she's going to have my curly hair because when we give her her baths, her hair gets really curly afterwards. And she LOVES having her hair washed. She's not a big fan of the sponge baths right now (we can't give her a real bath yet, until her belly button is completely healed), but she gets really calm and quiet when we pour warm water on her head. It's pretty cute. Mark gives her her nasty vitamins every night too, and she makes the funniest faces when he does that. The stuff tastes HORRIBLE, so I don't blame her for making funny faces.

She seems to be a real snuggler. She's much happier when we're holding her compared to being in the swing or stroller or bouncer. She doesn't mind laying on the bed, as long as she's right up against one of us. Sometimes I take naps with her on the bed, but it's hard to keep the weinas away from her. They like to get right up in her face and lick her and it bugs me. I had no clue baby's dream like dogs do. She makes the funniest faces and noises in her sleep sometimes. And she LOVES to stretch. Any time you move her or she wakes up she arches her back and extends both of her arms out all the way and puts her head back and brings her feet up to her butt and makes grunting noises. We'll have to video tape it. It's adorable.

I'll try to take some 3 week pictures today and post them later tonight or tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

Cute Cute Cute!! I can't believe she's 3 weeks already either!! That's crazy. They grow so fast. That's so funny about her dreams!! LOL :) can't wait to see more pics-Rachel

Brian and Erika said...

Yay for curly hair ! just like her mommy:)

Elsbit said...

Love it!

Ellie's hair was curly after her baths too. Now it has relaxed some and I can tell she has some curl to it, but it doesn't seem quite as much as when she was a newborn. :)