Friday, December 19, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

Penelope Darling: 4 Months

Weight: Not sure yet! She has not had her 4 month check-up yet (dreading those shots, though!). My guess, though, is 15 pounds! She is growing growing growing!

Clothes: She is still fitting perfectly in 0-3 month outfits (so petite, that little one). Thought I can get away with the size up if I need to....She is swimming in them, but I am trying to get her clothes/sweaters in the next size up when I'm shopping so she can grow into them over the next few cold months. 

Likes: We have a doorway swing/harness that she is LOVING. You guys, she loves being able to swing herself around and push herself (in circles...but moving none-the-less!) She loves getting her diaper changed (what?) she clearly knows she's about to get cleaned up and is such a little girl and being clean. She's adorable, she props her legs up just where they need to be to make the diaper change as easy as possible for mom and dad, and always has a major smile on the whole time. 

Dislikes: being woken up (ohmygosh.) girl friend gets that from mom. She hates having a dirty diaper, she is starting to hate tummy time, she much prefers having someone hold her hands while she stands up. She being in one spot for too long, she's so curious and loves walking around and seeing the world. 

Social: She has had several play dates (mom dates, more so...) and enjoys just watching everyone. She is too little to interact with other babes yet, but she likes watching whats going on. She loves being around lots of people (not with all eyes on her, though!) and just watching the world go by. 

Milestones: "talking" all the time. Getting better at sitting up with assistance! 




Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Penelope Darling: 3 Months

Weight: She had her 2 month checkup closer to 3 months (whoops) and she came in at a whopping 11 pounds 4 ounces, and 21 and a half inches long, which puts her in the 25th percentile for each. She was born in the 5th percentile, so her doctor is happy with her growth! She is such a petite little thing, but don't be fooled: she has more rolls than a bakery, the cutest little leg (andbutt) dimples, a glorious buddha belly,  and cheeks that overflow so much onto her chest, that neck viewings are a rare occurrence. 

Clothes: 0-3 month onsies are no longer big on her, but she still has plenty of room to grow. She was a few weeks early and is so small, so that on top of it being unseasonably cold is making a lot of the clothes we were given for this time either out of season or not fitting. Its okay though, I mean, if I have to shop, I have to shop #notcomplaining.

Likes: Still enjoys her "independence". She loves "standing" with our help. We just borrowed a jumper for her to use, she loves it...her eyes get so wide, and her mouth is in a constant "O" shape. Of course we do have to slide a phonebook under for her feet to reach, and to wrap a blanket around her torso to keep her in place. 

Dislikes: Staying up past her bedtime. She is like clockwork now, we can tell when its 7 o'clock by this little lady, she is oh so prompt! She hates getting out of the bath and being cold...but David suggested throwing her towel in the dryer before we take her out, and now she's happy as a claim!


Social: Still loves being held by anyone, no huge preferences yet. She flirts all the time, flashing that big gummy smile all day long. She has been laughing for a few weeks now, but she is just now starting to belly laugh every now and then. The things parents do to hear that, right?! A friend gave us a baby carrier, and she loves facing out on that and watching the world go by. She could live in that and be happy as long as I'm walking around showing her the world. 

Milestones: Still working on holding that head up! She's doing great! Such a determined little babe. Starting to blow little bubbles, its so sweet (and wet). 



Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Penelope Darling: 2 Months

I meant to do one of these for her 1 month as well, but I've been a bit preoccupied! She is at such a sweet little stage (but what one isn't?!) so, here goes the first (of many) monthly updates:


Weight: I have absolutely no idea. If I had to guess...10 pounds? She was born at 6.2, dropped down to 5.9, and was 7.5 at around 1 month. She is a petite little thing, but still full of double chins and rolls and the cutest little leg dimples.

Clothes: Still in newborn! Like I said, she's tiny. Though they are nearing their end. I tried on a 0-3 month onesie the other day, and it was much too big still. She outgrew one newborn onesie though, it fit everywhere but on her thighs. socute.

Likes: Goodness gracious, this girl has a personality already. She is independent to the core. She loves her tummy time, and has mastered holding her head up. She adores her bumbo seat. I know, she barely fits in it, and is such a little one still, but when she is fussy, I put her in there and she is on cloud nine, smiling away. Last week, she was fussing a little at night, so my sister sat her in the corner of the couch by herself (sitting up) and she immediately transformed into the most content little lady. Lastly, her favorite thing to do is work on standing up on those chunky little legs. Again, when she fusses, holding her under her armpits and letting her "stand" always puts her in a good mood....physically, she is incredibly strong, and she is one determined little thing. It is really fun to see, but makes me nervous! She is the spitting image of her father physically, but seems to take after me more so with some of the personality traits we've noticed so far. Her pediatrician called her "feisty"...uh oh. Other than that, she loves riding around in the car and her stroller, gazing everywhere (when she is able to fight the coma it inevitably puts her in).

Dislikes: waking up when she's not ready. Poor little thing pouts when she's woken up before she's ready to be. Being hungry, of course! She's really an easy going baby, she's been good to us! Tickling her feet, which we don't really have to do anymore. This was all we could do to keep her awake when she was eating in the super early days.

Social: She had her first play date with a baby her age last weekend! Though he was nearly twice her size (and one week younger). They didn't really notice each other, but it was fun meeting another mom!

Milestones: She has rolled over 5 times now! though I'm certain she is not aware of it, it's still fun to see. Again, this is her superhuman baby strength coming through. Also! SLEEP! She has been such a great sleeper. Currently, she is sleeping for 12 hours at night, waking up somewhere after the first 6-8 hours to eat, then sleeping the rest of the time. We appreciate this so much.



Sunday, September 7, 2014

6 weeks

Our sweet girl is 6 weeks old!
She had a doctors appointment at just under 5 weeks, and weighed 7 and a half pounds, which means she has gained a full 2 pounds from her lowest weight! I could (and do) stare at this sweet face all day long. She is oh so wonderful.