Lucy Margaret is one month old today! Her little personality comes out more and more each day. She has started to coo (first time at 22 days), smile, and follow us with her eyes. She sleeps from about 10pm each night until 2:30 or 3:00 am each night, eats, and returns to sleep until 4:30 am for another feeding. Then she sleeps until 7:30 or 8:00 am. She grunts and squeaks when she's waking up and goes through a variety of "talking" noises. She licks her lips or smacks when she's hungry.
When Lucy wakes from a good nap or an overnight sleep, she goes through all her faces: the "oh" face - wide eyes with her mouth in the tiniest "o", shifty eyes when she furrows her brow and her eyes dart back and forth, furrowed brows of introspection, and our favorite big grins!
Lucy holds her head up and loves to look around from her perch on one of our shoulders. She also loves it when daddy holds her upside down by her feet....mommy is adjusting to knowing daddy will be more crazy with her than she is!
She is also starting to reach out and bat at her toys on her activity gym and follow them with her eyes.
She's also proving quite the spitter! She spits up after every meal, but she is growing like a champ after a bit of a rough start (she lost weight and got down to 8lbs, 12 oz the week after she was born), but she's now gaining above the expected weight per day. She's a robust 10lbs, 6.5 oz!! She's filled out and has deliciously chubby cheeks, rolls on her legs, and she's working on dimples at the root of each finger! In fact, she's spit up twice as I was writing this... All in all, she's a happy girl, though she is also quite feisty -- mama wouldn't have it any other way!
We love you, Little Bird!