Saturday, September 12, 2015

one month old!

A month old! What?! Someone explain to me how this is possible. I can only assume a Delorean and Doc Brown were involved because I have no other idea how quickly time has passed. 

So let's get down to it. 
Sweet Eliza is simply the best baby on planet Earth. She sleeps like a rock, eats like a champion, and snuggles like the coziest little butterball there ever was. 
{I could also add that she grunts like a goat, burps like a thirteen year old boy, and is by far the gassiest member of our family... but I guess I shouldn't mention those things for fear of ruining her ladylike reputation.}

She had her first spina bifida clinic day at Vanderbilt yesterday and left the building with positive reports from all of her specialists {more details to come on the SB Clinic}. The incisions from her closure surgery and shunt surgery all look great and she's finally taking a few naps on her back!

So the basics... 

Weight: 8.5 lbs
Height: 21 inches 
Eats: Just breastmilk, but like a boss. 
Sleeps: On four hour rotations, which isn't half bad at this age. Still on her belly for the most part. 
Favorite things: Snuggling! Girlfriend is as cozy as they come and would much rather nestle into you than her darn bed. A warm bath is a close second to being snuggled. And she also seems to really enjoy her Mamaroo swing. 
Hates: Clothing changes and being hungry. Those are basically the only things that have her crying, which is a rare act. 

All in all, Eliza's first month has most definitely been a roller coaster. But from weeks in the NICU to settling in at home, she's proven herself to be resilient, even-tempered and positively adorable.

What more could a mom ask for?? 

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