Lilly: 1 month

We have been a family of 5 for a month already and are adjusting really well. Avery and Kinsley are such great big sisters and they love on Lilly any chance they get. Right now, she sleeps ALL of the time... so the adjustment hasn't been as terrifying as I was anticipating. Yes, I am sleep deprived, but I have been for over three years! I was most nervous about having to feed Lilly while occupying the older girls. Well, really just Kinsley. Avery is at the age where she can entertain herself really well and has a bit of independence to her. Kinsley, on the other hand, is quite needy and wants to be right on top of you all of the time. SO- how was I going to feed a newborn and entertain Kinsley and keep her fearless self safe!?! To my surprise, we have all managed this fairly well. Lilly is a super effecient eater and is done after 5 minutes. Kinsley and Avery have been playing well together, and even independently of each other. And.... let's face it: I turn on Mickey Mouse a lot. This is real life, people.... and sometimes the TV is an added help!

Lilly is growing like a weed, despite her short feeding sessions. Here are her 1 month stats:

Weight: 9 lbs 8.5oz (53%)
Height: 21.5 in (62%)

- Lilly has had her first cold. (already) Poor thing was only 3 weeks old when she caught a cold after both her sisters were sick. It was miserable and we felt so bad for her. She was extremely congested and had a terrible cough.... for. a. week. 

- She rolled from her tummy to her back on February 25th... twice!

- She has good head/neck control and can lift her head pretty high while on tummy time, but she can also slam her head forward into your collar bone on occassion. 

- she is no longer in newborn diapers.

- she is squeezing into NB clothes, but fits 0-3month shirts easily. The 0-3 month pants are still huge on her.

- She is a sleepy baby and it's difficult to keep her awake even for a full feeding.

- Sleeps well at night- usually gets up once or twice during the night to eat.

What a wonderful addition you are to our family, Lilly!!! 

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