April 08, 2010

Joycelen - 1 Month Old

Joycelen you are now 1 Month Old!

Since you changing so much with each passing day, I wanted to capture as much of this journey as possible. Like many other bloggers, I will document in pictures and words your milestones each month. Without further adieu, here’s what you’ve accomplished in just 4 short weeks.

· You weigh 8 lbs, and 13 ounces. Your weight gain started off slow, with you gaining a mere 2 ounces in the first 19 days of life. But since then you have added another pound.

· You are measuring 21 and ¼ inches long.

· In spite of this recent growth spurt, you remain quite “dainty” and are still wearing newborn diapers and clothing. Although, you length will soon push you in 0-3 month clothing.

· Nana Becki attributes your growth to your appetite, while you started out eating just 2 ounces every 2 hours, you are now eating 5-6 ounces every 3 hours.

· You are a terrific sleeper. During the day you tend to sleep 2.5 hours at a time. And a night, you are nice enough to let Mama and Daddy sleep for 4-5 hour stretches.

· You started smiling at 3 weeks old. When you get really excited or agitated, you like to blow spit bubbles.

  • Now that Mama is back at work, you have started spending your days with Nana Nancy and Papa Babo. I am not sure who is happier about the arrangement – you or them. But you have adjusted to the transition quite well.

Daddy and I knew that our lives would forever change with your birth….but we never imagined just how much joy you would bring to our lives. We can honestly say that you are the best thing that has ever happened to us, and we can not wait to see what the 2nd month of your life holds for all 3 of us.

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