Caroline: 1 Month

Happy very first monthday baby girl! You can expect an update like this every 19th, as long as you and your brother behave long enough for me to write them. For example, today is actually the 20th so it appears I am late with your very first monthday, although it is not my fault because I wanted to include your height and weight stats and your doctor’s appointment was rescheduled because of the bad weather.

And by “rescheduled” I mean “confirmed by the office on Monday so I dragged my tiny baby out into the sleet on Tuesday only to find the building locked and no one there and then I had to call and ask when exactly I COULD bring you in for your appointment because no one from the office there bothered to call and apologize or set up a new appointment but no, I’m not bitter about that at allllll.” But that’s a lot for you to understand right now, so I let’s just call it “rescheduled”.

The first two weeks of your life you didn’t seem very interested in me. Or anything really. You didn’t even like eating that much, which my boobs found very insulting. Luckily you now love to nurse and are still super good at it – even if you keep trying to gnaw off my left nipple. But it’s ok, because Daddy gave you a bottle of pumped milk the other night and you drank the WHOLE THING. Amazing! You’ve started making eye contact a lot more and staring right into your face helps you calm down sometimes. You decided being held is much better than sleeping in your seat or the swing so sometimes I have to let you lie on me for a long time before you’ll fall asleep. When that happens I just remember you’re only going to be a teeny tiny baby for a little while and I should enjoy the cuddles while you still want to give them. You’re a bit of a night owl, preferring to go to bed around midnight, but once you’re down you’re letting me get 4 or 5 hours of sleep in a row before another feeding. I don’t know how I would be functioning at all right now without that sleep so I really appreciate it. Thank you so much for being a sweet, easy-going baby (most of the time). We love you!

1 Month Stats:
Height: 21 inches (50th percentile)
Weight: 10 lbs 3 oz (75th percentile)
Head Circumference: 39.1 cm (75th percentile)

Party baby WHAAAAAAAAT??!?!

Showing off her guns

I am suspicious of you and that black thing you always have attached to your face

Oh great, this thing again

Baby head!

Baby feet! (Totally better than baby head amirite?)

I know the tutu is sort of ridiculous now, but when she's 8 months old it's going to make for ADORABLE pictures.

Monthday onesie stickers by PurplePossom on Etsy. I’m not doing as well with the weekly pictures as I did with Little Evan so I’m dedicated myself to special monthly ones. Next month I’ll try to take them BEFORE it gets dark out so they don’t have the weird indoor lighting shadows.

1 Month Milestones (from BabyCenter, as usually)

(How weird is it that there are levels of milestones for ONE MONTH OLD BABIES???)

Mastered Skills (most kids can do)
Lifts head when lying on tummy – Yes, she’s always had a really strong neck. The better to smash you in the face with when you try to hold her on your shoulder.
Responds to sound – Well, she no longer sleeps soundly through the toddler SCREAMING IN HER FACE.
Stares at faces – Loves faces!

Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)
Follows objects briefly with eyes – Maybe? It’s hard to tell.
Vocalizes: oohs and aahs – Eh, still mostly just baby sounds. She’s got the eh-eh-eh-eh-eh while she’s hunting for a nipple down pat though.
Can see black-and-white patterns – Oh sure, she told me she likes the squares but the star shaped ones are a little too busy for her tastes. WTF BabyCenter?! How am I supposed to know what the baby can see??

Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)
Smiles, laughs – Still just gas smiles but they’re still cute!
Holds head at 45-degree angle – Angle from what? When you prop her up she can hold her head straight for a good period of time but I don’t think she could hold it up from lying flat.

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24 Responses to “Caroline: 1 Month”

  1. Elle says:

    Your blog always cracks me up! I love your writing, and your photo captions usually make me literally LOL.

  2. Awww. Baby feet all akimbo. I wish I had done the little month stickers for Spencer.

  3. Jo says:

    OH EM GEE…I am stunned by her cuteness and sprinting right for that Etsy store to get some of those stickers!!

    • bebehblog says:

      Warning: she has like a MILLION different designs so it might take you an hour just to choose. Or maybe you’re less insane than I am.

  4. Jennie says:

    Absolutely, by far, the most ADORABLE, SWEETEST, LITTLE BUNDLE of Tu-Tu-ness with wittle feet I’ve seen today! (Isabelle has dance later so, she’ll too be in a Tu-Tu (hehehehe too too to too to), but she’s also on the S*!% list today, so Caroline is likely to hold that top spot!)

    Great tee by the way!

  5. Other Erin says:

    Super cute. Although the one of “baby feet” looks to me like “Mutant Tutu ate a baby.”

  6. Kimberly says:

    I can’t believe she is a month old already. Time is flying by too fast! The baby fit pic is the cutest thing I’ve seen all day, and I think Baby O is in love because he won’t take his eyes away from the screen long enough to latch. :)

  7. Carrie says:

    She is so sweet! I’m going to live vicariously through your posts about and pictures of itty bitty babies as I no longer remember what it is like to have one!

  8. Brigid Keely says:

    Man, you sure do produce (super cute) giant headed babies.

    I think the “seeing black and white patterns” involves eye focus. Like, if you hung a black and white pattern in her crib, do her eyes focus on it? Or a black and white checked crib bumper. Sometimes, infants in NICU (especially premies) have a very simple black and white cat, dog, or human face put in their incubators to visually stimulate them.

    Your tutu photo ideas is a good and adorable.

    And although this doesn’t beat your “rescheduling” story, I have to reschedule Niko’s 2 year check up for the third time because for some reason we keep being given dates that my doctor won’t be in the office for. What the WHAT.

  9. Suz B says:

    Love that month sticker & she looks so cute in the tutu! Sweet Caroline is definitely super cute! :)

  10. Krista says:

    Ahhh… A month! Already? That’s crazy. She’s beautiful, just beautiful. And that picture of her legs under the tutu. My favorite ever. :)

  11. TMae says:

    Annnnndd there goes my resolve to leave it at one kid.

  12. Anne says:

    I <3 you squishy baby face!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Natalie says:

    Baby #3 is definitely getting those month stickers. AWESOME.

    I love the cute bebeh feet. (but it has been established I have a…thing…for baby feet)

    You’re doing an amazing job with the whole two under two…some days will SUCK but I swear it gets awesome and when you see them together you will melt and forget about the crappy days.

  14. Audrey says:

    Sweet! I’m glad I’m not the only one a day late on the monthday update. ;D As for the “sees black and white patterns” I think they mean she responds to them versus seeming to look past them. Or something. Both of my kids have responded to black and white art prints early on, in fact when I need to put Delilah down so I can make breakfast or dinner or BREATH I put a little print next to her and she gazes at it in fascination while I go “oooh, you’re so cute” and regroup. :D

  15. Miranda says:

    She is absolutely beautiful! I love her tutu… Girls are so much fun to dress up aren’t they? :)

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  17. Molly says:

    Love the tutu. She is such a little cutiepie! You are so blessed!

  18. andrea says:

    Such a cutie! Happy monthday, Caroline! <3

  19. Shari says:

    She is just absolutely precious. And the baby feet/tutu picture? SO ADORABLE. Happy one month to your little sweetheart!

  20. Holly says:

    Aw I love the big tutu little baby pics. She’s so pretty! My little girl was the same about wanting to sleep on you all the time. And at almost 2 she is still a little cuddle bug. Yay cuddles! And YAY SLEEPING. 4-5 hours is awesome!

  21. Sarah-Anne says:

    happy monthday caroline! one month old bebeh FTW!

  22. Julie S. says:

    She is adorable!

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