Monday, March 28, 2011

One Month with Edith

I can't believe Edith is one month old already! The last 4 weeks have been a bit of a blur, but we have managed to survive intact. Mostly. The sanity has taken a smidge of a hit, but there's nothing wrong with a little crazy. It spices things up.

I posted two weeks ago about some things we've learned about Edith, and now we've noticed a few more things we can add to the list:

Two weeks ago, Edith strongly protested having her diaper changed but loved the bath. These days you can expect the exact opposite-- she lounges docilely while having her diaper attended to, but acts as though she's being tortured while in the bath. It will flip flop many more times, I'm sure. Yup. Kids are fickle.

Edith has a stronger grip with her left hand than her right. A leftie, perhaps?

Right at the 3 week mark, Edith's reflux really kicked up a bit. Add that to her tendency to be gassy.... well, let's just say feedings have become a bit of a challenge. Gone are the days of gaining a pound in a week. Now we're just focusing on making sure she gains weight at all. I'm working on it with her.

Edith smiled and laughed at her dad this week. The smiles are still few and far between, but they're awfully cute. Her grin is a bit of a wry one, tilting up more on one side than the other. I can't wait until we see it more often.

She is really tracking things well with her eyes now, and interacts a lot more with the people around her. I think she may be in love with the light box in the kitchen.

Edith's nasal cannula is the bane of my existence right now. Trying to keep the thing in is a full-time job. Edith is a smart cookie and has figured out that if she presses her chubby cheek against something she is able to pop it out. I put it in, she pops it out. Repeatedly. Often, the cannula ends up across the bridge of her nose, visor-like, a la Geordi Laforge.

Not that I have a problem with a guy who wears a banana clip hair accessory as glasses, but Edith is waaay cuter. Hands down.


Well, I think so, anyway. Happy one-month, Edith!


janeannechovy said...

She is so darling and it is just criminal, CRIMINAL, that i haven't had a chance to squeeze her yet. (begins scheming and checking calendars)

SassyMama said...

Yep, definitely cuter!:)

Pat said...

Way cuter indeed! She is precious!

carmar76 said...

hahaha! banana clip! hahahaha!

edith is adooooorable for sure!! : )

patti's place said...

I'm with JA, we're anxious to give her a squeeze and we're proud of how well you are hanging in there. Life appears to never be without its challenges. Love you

jww said...

She is cute! I'm glad she is doing so well! :)

mk said...

Ah she is PRECIOUS. I have to get my butt up there soon. Loved this post!

John R said...

Great post. Thanks for keeping us in the picture(s).

Tamsen said...

I especially LOVE the profile shot. Her nose and cheeks are so cute! Can't believe it's already been a month! Hope you fall into a nice routine sooner than later.

Tamsen said...

p.s. Probably because I've never met her, I almost forgot that her real name isn't Edith! Ha! Guess that means we need to see you soon. :)