Dear Lucy Girl,
One month ago was one of the most precious days of my life. I met you, on the outside, for the first time. I remember pulling your little body out and holding you close to me on my chest, like it was yesterday. And now, here we are---a whole month, sweet girl.
Your name, "Lucy" means "light". And a light you are. You definitely bring more joy and brightness to our lives, and even to your sisters life. You, literally, without even knowing it, light up her little face when she sees you each morning. She loves being your big sister.
I know at a month old you don't "do" much---but here's what I know about you so far:
You're a snacker, just like your sister. You don't eat very long, but you want to eat often. Great for you--bad for momma. You can sleep through heavy noises. Dog barking? So what. Sister screaming? Who cares! Vacuum going? What vacuum? You're pretty chill in that regard. You sleep better the closer you are to me. I don't blame you, it's comforting to be near momma---and I'm honestly soaking it up. On that same note, you really like to be held. Some days you'll happily go in the moby wrap, others days? Not so much. We roll with whatever.
You make the silliest faces. You're starting to squeak out a little coo here and there and giving us more smiles these days. But, we're still waiting for the real reactions and baby 'chat' to come. You don't mind tummy time, at all. You especially like it if you know we're right near you playing with big sister or something. You used to hate baths, but since we switched you to the big bath with Emeline, you LOVE it! We are so thrilled, because screaming-bathtimes are no fun.
You still hate your diaper being changed, or outfit being changed--you pretty much just despise being nude. You have no real schedule yet. It's pretty much a sleep, wake a tiny bit, eat, sleep, etc. I can see a little pattern of habits forming, but I kind of let you do your thing.
You're sleeping next to me in the co-sleeper/bassinet and we go to bed around 10-11pm. You typically give me 3-4 hours of sleep, wake to eat, another few hours (normally only 2)....wake to eat, etc. Some nights are looooong, some nights are better. MOST of the time, you go back to sleep easily. Some nights you'll only fall asleep if you're snuggling next to me. I don't really care about any 'rules', sleep always wins in this house. We all need sleep so however we can get it, we'll go with it. ;)
You dislike being buckled in your carseat and you're pretty unhappy until the second the car starts and we're on our way, and then you'll fall asleep. If for some chance we stop the car for too long? You typically wake up MAD that how dare they stop the car! It doesn't surprise me too much, your sister was the same.
You've just moved to size 1 diapers and you're still in newborn clothes. You weigh a whopping 10lbs 4oz now, and are 21" long!
Sweet Lucy, I stare at you all the time. I just love holding you, and spend many a big-sister-naptime with you in my arms. I just know how fast this all goes and I want to soak in all your sweet babyness, because it's so stinkin' precious and I just adore you so much.
Love being your momma, always.
(and because everyone loves a comparison picture)