It occurred to me when you’re siblings were asking how they were when they were your age that we might not always remember you at this stage, 30 days in.
-You’re a whopping 12 pounds. TWELVE POUNDS! And your feet are so big your socks and footie jams don’t fit.
-You are starting to be bright eyed and are tracking well, turning your head to find the source of sounds.
-You have a hair-trigger gag reflex – it’s impressive, really.
-You still like your hands and are getting better and better at getting them into your mouth. Hurray for not having to hunt for a paci!
-Your neck and back are strong. Throw-yourself-around strong.
-Your favorite way to sleep is on your belly on someone’s chest. I love it.
-You also really like to have a 2 hour party in the middle of the night. I don’t love that so much.
-You’re still noisy as can be when you eat. And when waking up. And when we’re trying to sleep.
-We call you Lulu. And Lucy sometimes. But mostly you’re “The baby.”
-You love the shower, being upright and your siblings. You hate burps, wet diapers and waiting to be fed.
-You can sleep through anything and are so patient with being manhandled by your siblings. They love you so!
-You really hate it when your sister plugs your nose. We try to keep her from doing it, promise.
It’s been a great first month, sister. Looking forward to the next! But let’s work on the sleeping thing, alright? That’d be great.