Saturday, April 4, 2009

One Month

I can't believe that our darling baby girl has already been with us for 4 weeks. It has flown by! She has changed so much already. Her cheeks are getting so chubby and she is getting a double chin. Her legs are filling out and she has already grown longer, I just know it. We have been working on trying some new things with her and some have been better received than others.

She will go in her swing... as long as she is happy. She originally only spent 5 mins in it before crying, but now she can stay in for more like 15 - 20 minutes - long enough for me to take a shower.

She isn't a big fan of pacifiers. We have tried 4 different kinds now, but with no luck. She is already showing signs of being a very independent girl. She insists on trying to help hold her bottle.

She is starting to smile. I have tried to catch a good one on camera, but it is hard. Here are a few... it cracks me up how different they all are.

She is starting to lock onto objects better with her eyes and will track them back and forth. She loves to look at the light outside. She really seems to enjoy being outside in general. We go on walks almost every day and have taken her on a couple of hikes, and she seems happy as can be. On that note, she loves her Baby Bjorn - or we love her Baby Bjorn. It is a baby carrier, where she lays against the front of you. She can spend hours in it and won't fuss, because she is close to her mom or dad.

She also finally got to meet her cousin Maddie. Maddie is about 7 months older and will be able to teach Jasmine so many things. I imagine they may also get into some trouble together too, but what are cousins for? Maddie seemed so happy and excited to meet her first Milloy cousin.

I saved the best for last. She seems to have her days and nights straightened out for the most part. And as of the last few nights, she will sleep for a 3 - 4 hour stretch, which means a much happier and more well rested mom. We love her so much and are so grateful to have her with us. It feels like she has always been ours, and we are just grateful she is finally here!


Sarah Rock said...

Yeah! Sleep is great. Finally I get to see your little Jasmine. She is so cute. I don't know if you like to hear what people think about who she looks like so I won't give my opinion unless you like that sort of thing. She is adorable!

Goldie said...

She's such a beautie! Glad to hear about all the fun stuff she's doing. Aleena never took a pacifier. There were days when she would suck on it, but never consistently. Oh well.