So here we are swiftly closing in on Kayla's one month birthday. The last few weeks have been amazing, overwhelming, sometimes trying, but on the whole wonderful. We absolutely adore this little girl. She has taken over our lives and turned our world upside down, but we wouldn't have it any other way.
As of her doctor appointment last Tuesday (7/28) Kayla was 8 pounds, 7 ounces and 21 inches long. She is growing like a weed; I go back and forth between being proud to be doing everything we can that she is thriving so well and being sad that she is growing so quickly. I'm sure it's only going to continue to fly faster and faster from here.
For the most part Kayla has been sleeping pretty well, sleeping from 4 - 6 hours at night. She's had a little bit of colic in the last week or so, but nothing completely unmanagable. We are very lucky in that she travels exceptionally well, often sleeping through outings of several hours. This allows me to get out of the house during the day when I need to... allowing me to keep some small measure of my sanity.
It's amazing to watch her become more aware of the world each day. She lays on her activity mat and plays. She looks at us when we talk to her. She smiles at me when I tease her about her insanely full diapers. I love watching her move her little arms and legs and her ever-changing facial expressions. We had our first tub bath experience this week. Kayla did really well. I was expecting a scream fest, but only got some confused looks. Even when the camera started flashing, she didn't fuss. I was really glad for that.
On the whole, I am feeling good. My recovery went much more smoothly than I ever thought it would. I drove myself to an appoinment only 1 week post partum. Shaun and I redid our master walk-in closet during his second week off, about the same time. I really can't complain. I have lost about half of my pregnancy weight so far. Not too shabby considering the chocolate chip cookie habit I've developed as of late. Although I'm still wearing my maternity clothes almost exclusively, I'm noticing they are starting to feel a bit large. Here's hoping I can pack all of those up for good soon.
In the mean time I am going to continue to enjoy my days at home with my little sweetheart, and try my hardest not to dwell on how much I am dreading September 1st when I return to work, and even more so, the 8th when I take her to daycare for the first time. :-( Thankfully we still have a month to go...
Keep an eye on the photobucket account for updates - I am much better about that than I am about updating here. Also, check out our Picture People Album. The pictures from Kayla's newborn session (done when she was 2 weeks old) are there. Until next time... when I'll most likely be posting 1 month pictures!