Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Look who is ONE MONTH OLD!!!

Callie has officially turned 1 month old! Josh and I still can't believe it. It is true that we looked back and wondered where that month had gone. I spend every waking moment with Callie (being her food supply and all), so I feel like I was really able to take in her first month. I captured every moment and never once wished for time to speed up or say "I can't wait for...". I learned you can't do that - because before you know it, that time will be here, gone, and I'll want it back.

From the first moment we met Callie, we fell in love with her INSTANTLY! She is such a special piece of our lives - okay our entire life!!


Here is a list of some of the things Callie has accomplished over this last month, and some things we have done with her:

* Eating successfully!
* Sleeping (4-5 hours at one time during the night!!!)
* Developing the strength to lift her head and hold it upright for awhile
* When lying on her back, she is able to turn her head from the left to the right
* Successfully accepting bath time :)
* Gaining weight - 2 pounds since birth
* Growing - she has grown almost 2 whole inches since birth!!!
* Successfully peeing on the Dr.'s table at her first appointment!
* Able to concentrate on objects for a long period of time (20-30 minutes easily)
* Able to concentrate on people
* Knows who her mommy and daddy are!
* Developed her vocal skills...oh yes...she can cry, and it's loud!
* Using her feet to push herself up (when she is lying on your stomach!)
* Talking more :) and making silly sounds
* Making friends! Her best friend is her yellow giraffe!
* Accepted the pacifier
* Let Daddy feed her on her 1 month birthday!
* Developing a routine!
* She had her first overnight trip to Gramma and Grampa's house at Easter!
* Made her first trip to the Mall of America
* Opened a Savings Account
* Got Life Insurance all set up!
* Has her own Social Security #
* Attends a weekly book club with mommy :)
* Attends a weekly "Baby and Me" class with mommy
* Has visited Daddy at work numerous times (even had her diaper changed in his classroom)
* Attends "Girls Thursdays" with mommy and all her friends :)
* Goes on lots of walks with mommy and daddy
* Has been more loved than imaginable :)
(Not sure why these two pictures won't flip the right way...sorry).
Callie with the cake I made her for her 1 month birthday!
Callie's size compared to her hippo
Daddy feeding Callie for the very first time :)

Callie's sweet foot compared to mommy's finger
Mom has a secret obsession with these feet :)

In other news, Callie has been very busy :) She has had 2 baby showers for. One at Gramma's house where the Muppet Mom's hosted it, and one at Woodson Kindergarten Center where all of her friends had a very nice shower. She received LOTS of clothes and fun toys! Thank you everyone for helping Callie out.

Callie has been a spit up QUEEN. Josh and I have been documenting EVERYTHING. When she eats, how long she eats for, what her diapers look like, and when she spits up and how much. It turns out that Callie spits up ALL THE TIME. So much that we brought her to the Dr.

Callie had been treated for reflux, but the medicine wasn't helping - mainly because Callie was spitting it up all the time. So she went in and had an ultra sound done on her tummy to see if she had Pyloric Stenosis. SHE DID NOT! I was so thankful, as that would have resulted in surgery for our Little Miss. Now Callie has a different medicine to take, and we have to continue to keep her held upright.

It's been tough for Josh and I, because I can only feed her for so long, and then I have to stop. Then Callie has to be held upright for a long period of time. The saddest part is when she is done eating (because of the time restraints), but is still hungry. So then she cries of sadness...it is the WORST!
Callie playing in her new play gym :)
Our beauty queen
Callie and Joshua (Jummy's son-mommy's friend). They had a play date :) He is 4 months old
Our little watermelon!
Mommy's Diva :)

As we enter into our second month with our daughter Callie, we can't help but feel blessed by all of the love and support we have around us! Thank you to everyone who has taken your time to come visit Callie! We won't be going to the cities as much as we used to, but really appreciate our family and friends coming to us! Also, thank you to those of you we asked to come a different day. Sometimes it felt like too much, and we really appreciate your understanding!

We have discovered how quickly our lives turned to be focused around Callie, as they should be! It's a fun new change for Josh and I...

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