Adelaide Iris - 1 month old!

1 month

What a wonderful month it has been! We've watched Adelaide grow so much already (she's 22" long now!) and she's not quite our little newborn anymore. She has many more alert periods during the day and enjoys her swing as well as laying on a blanket and staring at patterns and black & white images. She's a great little eater and she's still nursing every 2-3 hours for the most part, but has treated me to a few 3 1/2 - 4 hour breaks overnight. We are enjoying taking her out and about now and she's behaved on her few restaurant & grocery store visits.

She is such a sweet girl with such a peaceful demeanor. For the most part if she's crying it's because she's hungry or needs her diaper changed. We've had a few fussy nights, but overall she's a pretty chill baby.

A few things we don't want to forget:
  • Her little sounds are the sweetest - she sometimes hums in her sleep and it's my favorite sound in the world.
  • She is so vocal! She's always grunting about something which has earned her the nickname of baby dinosaur from Brad - she'll be sleeping away in her swing then we'll hear her little noises and brad will say "is the baby dinosaur breaking out of her egg?" So cute.
  • Brad has come up with quite a few nicknames for her - most based on her remarkable 4 ounce weight gain in one day - quarter pounder, petunia (as in porky pig's girlfriend) and little piggy. He's also taken to calling her cricket (once again because of all her sounds), and naturally Addie.


Hazel's mom said...

I love the nicknames. Looking at that third picture, I can see right where that quarter pound went! A, she's adorable! (you know that song, yes?)

Mary and Justin said...

Happy 1 month, Adelaide! We love you so, so, so, so much!

Anonymous said...

I love her!!!!!

Aunt Jenna

Anonymous said...

She's a beauty and sooooo adorable!
~Emma Clare :)
I agree....a beauty!

T,V, W,I and G said...

Happy 1st month! So glad to have met her!

ryan said...

Oh, wow. She is something. Nice job, you guys.