Saturday, October 2, 2010

A Month Later

Can you believe Sadie is a month old already?  It's amazing how I feel like she was just born, but at the same time like she's been a part of my life forever.  I can't imagine my life without my two girls.

Over the past month Sadie has changed and grown so much.  When we left the hospital, she weighed 7lbs 10oz, at two weeks she weighed 8lbs 9oz.  I don't know how much she weighs now, but she's probably pushing 10 lbs already.  She's growing longer too.  Her feet are growing (socks finally stay on!), her cheeks are growing, her second chin is coming in nicely :)  Obviously she's a good eater...she's also a very good sleeper.  She eats every 3 hours like clockwork.  There have been a couple of nights that she woke up to eat every 2 to 2 1/2 hours during growth spurts and a couple of nights that she went 4 or 4 1/2 hours without eating.  But mostly she's up every 3.  It's tiring, but I know the day will come when she sleeps longer.  I'm looking forward to that day!  During the day Sadie has a couple of awake periods.  Usually in the morning after her first daylight feeding she'll stay awake for an hour or so.  Then in the afternoon or early evening she has another awake/alert period for another hour.  She makes really good eye contact with me and settles right down when our eyes lock and I start talking to her.  She doesn't move and scrooch, she just watches me.  I love it!  I've been trying to get her to smile but haven't been successful with consistent smiles.  I got one good one on Thursday and my mom got one on Friday but we aren't sure if they were "true" smiles or not since it was only one smile per day.  One day soon she'll start smiling and won't stop :)  Oh...and this baby girl has DIMPLES!!  The one on the right cheek is a little deeper than the one on the left cheek.  She's going to be so beautiful with her big, dimply smile.

In a few days Maddie will be 2 years and 4 months old.  I'm amazed at how much she continues to grow and change.  She obviously looks a lot bigger now that I have an infant in the house, but she is seriously getting big.  She's getting to the point where some of her 2T clothes are getting to small (mostly too short...both shirts and pants), but her 3T clothes are still too big.  I can put 3T shirts on her but the pants are really long.  Maddie's imagination continues to grow just as much!  She does so much role playing.  She plays by herself most of the day, taking Snuggly to school or taking care of her puppies.  She's really good at pretending things, like she pretends she's holding a leash and walking an invisible puppy.  She bends down to pet the invisible puppy, feeds it, pets it, hugs it.  Today she was walking a black puppy named "Fluffy".  :)  I took her to a park and was pushing her on the swing and she kept asking the puppy if he was watching.  She's just so cute!

Maddie loves school now.  She looks forward to going every day, she tells me she loves her teacher and that she has so much fun at school.  She can't wait to go back every time we leave!  It's amazing how much she's learning at school too.  She's learning some letters and numbers (B, D, M, F, 1, 2) and is also learning some days of the week.  She's been coming home with more crafts and papers and enjoys showing them all off.  I love seeing all these pictures she's coloring.  I'm just so proud of her!

Well, it's getting late and Sadie will be up in about an hour and a half so I better get some sleep.  I'll try to post some pictures promises, though :)

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