Name: Natalie Claire
Weight: 8 pounds 12 ounces at last check-up - my guess is you are a little over 9 pounds by now.
Health: Very good health! You got two shots at the doctor and cried your first actual tears! It was a very difficult doctor visit! You breathe very loudly sometimes, but this article explained this nicely for me: 6 Reasons Why Newborns Have Stuffy Noses
Sleep: Much Better! Sleeping on your own (in the pack n' play in our room). You wake up about once a night (somewhere between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m.) to feed for 15-20 minutes before you're back asleep until somewhere around 6 or 7 a.m. I never really know what to expect when I go to bed each night. But for the most part, you are sleeping really well and I don't feel like I'm not getting any sleep.
Social: Not so great for our social life. You attended your first dinner party and it didn't go so well!
Diet: EBF (Exclusively breast-feeding) - You take a bottle of pumped milk a few times a week so daddy can feed you too!
Clothes: Exclusively in newborn clothes. You are JUST about transitioning into 3-6 month clothing.
Baby Gear Love: I love the bottle sanitizer and bottle warmer. You love the boppy pillow and the SWING, which we FINALLY set up! You pretty much always fall asleep in the swing...which is good, but I wish you could just stay awake and calm in it at the same time!
Crying: I've learned that 95% of the time you're crying, it's because you're hungry. Or at least pretending to be because as soon as I start feeding you, you're fine.
Likes: Pacifier, being swaddled at night, driving in the car.
Dislikes: Not being fed
Nicknames: BUG, little bug
Postpartum: Finally into a routine. The holidays totally delayed us, like a lot. I've started to do work-out dvd's in the morning which has been great! You like to sit on the floor or in the swing and watch me while I do crazy, funny moves in front of you:
Milestones: First social smile. You've started to smile and take notice of facial expressions a WHOLE lot more! This interaction with you has made things so much more fun and exciting!
*Took your first trip to Manhattan to meet Mommy's boss and coworkers. You were a gem and totally turned on the charm. Everyone loved you!
*Made your first Baby friend. This is a fried of a friend's baby who we had lunch with last week.
*Closed on a house and you pooped all over yourself at the closing! (more on that later this week...but yes, we closed on our first house!! Woot!)
*I can't believe how much you're growing. I sometimes feel like I can actually feel and see a difference in you each and every morning when you wake up. You are definitely starting to get your own little personality and it's so fun and exciting to watch unfold!
And just so you don't think taking these weekly and monthly pictures is a piece of cake....