Thursday, July 24, 2014

gwendolyn elizabeth....1 month

our little gwennie girl is officially one month old today! where in the world has this past month gone?

we are completely in love with our little gwen and can't imagine life without her. she is our constant entertainment. we mostly just sit and look at her all day.

gwen at one month:

-she is still our little peanut. at her last appointment she was 5 lbs 8 oz. but she had gained about an oz a day...which is a big deal.
-she spent her first 11 days of life in the nicu but was treated like a little queen there. all the drs and nurses said gwen was their favorite.
-she grunts and squeaks like crazy. we like to call her our little squeaker toy. at night we'll hear her grunt and go in to check and she is out...just likes to talk to us in her sleep. my favorite is when we get a bink in her and she grunts it sounds like she is talking to us.
-she sleeps in her crib at night. after two nights in our room with her grunts and squeaks we moved her to her own room.
-she doesn't hate tummy time but it isn't her favorite. she loves when dad will lay next to her and talk to her while on her tummy. she has managed to roll over back to her back a few times.
-she loves to eat. that is one thing she has been great at since the beginning.
-she hates her vitamins (because she was a premie we have to give her some multi vitamins daily) but we started putting them in a bottle with some milk and she does a lot better.
-she loves just hanging out on a blanket. she loves to move her arms and legs like crazy.
-the moment she gets in her car seat she is out. it's the perfect napping spot for her.
-she grew out of her premie clothes and diapers at 3 1/2 weeks. i cried as i put her little things away. newborn clothes are still a bit big but we manage.
-her eyes are getting lighter each day. we're both hoping she has blue eyes. we'll see! 
-she loves to be talked to. she is perfectly content to just sit and listen to us. spence loves to read to her and i love seeing her cute reaction to his voice. 
-she is a content happy baby and we couldn't be more grateful!

we are loving getting to know our sweet gwen's personality.  she brings such a beautiful light to our home. she has caused us both to slow down and focus on the most important things in life. can't wait to see what month two brings! 


  1. I can't believe it's already been a month! She is so precious!

  2. I love the update! She's so adorable :)

  3. she is so tiny and perfect! i am so happy for you two...also, i don't know if i already asked you or not, but did you make that quilt she's lying on? it is amazing.


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