You Survived!

Evelyn, we're lovin' gettin' to know you.  You've survived your first month with your family.  I promise it'll be more fun soon.  As soon as we can all get and stay well...which will probably happen when you're about ten.

You're growing great, and a couple of nights ago you slept for five hours.  We're hoping that was the beginning of a beautiful thing.  You very well may be my favorite if you sleep five hour stretches this early on, and I tell you this repeatedly.

A day before you turned one month, you weighed 9 lbs. 11 oz. (67th%), were 21 3/4 in. (78th%), and your head circumference measured 14.5 in. (47th%).  Your eyes are still kind of a non-color.  They seem to be lightening up a little.  Your hair is starting to fall out, but you still have plenty, and it's dark brown.

You do pretty well in the car, unless you're hungry.  When you wake up (hungry), you literally go from zero to screaming in a quarter of a second.  It's a little scary since I'm not used to it yet.  It definitely serves its purpose--we get movin' and you get fed!  You still love hearing your Daddy talk and having him hold you.  You were screaming this morning, and Spencer walked to your swing and held your hand until I could come get you out.  He held your hand while watching Barney, and you stopped crying.  It was precious.

You are strong and are already trying to do "sit ups" like your brother used to do.  I can't prop you up on  your boppy pillow because you try to sit up and end up falling forward.  I've tried all different angles. You don't like being on your back, and you do spit up some; but you don't seem to be in pain, so hopefully it's no big deal.  It's a little difficult to get you to fall asleep, but you don't scream for hours on end or anything, so write us down as officially thankful.

You've already been to the pumpkin patch, both grandparents' houses, to church to have our family directory picture taken, out to eat at Big Orange, to Tuck & Cover to meet some of Mommy's friends, to watch brother get his hair cut, to your cousin's farewell party, and you make the trek with me to brother's speech therapy three mornings a week--not to mention all the sweet friends and family who have come to our house to meet you.  You've had quite the social calendar.

In the middle of the night, when we're together, and it's quiet, I think a lot of things, but those thoughts almost always end in the same place--I'm so thankful that God has entrusted you to us.  You're such a precious blessing, and I still have a hard time believing that you're here and part of our family.  I love you, Evie Rose, and I'm looking forward to the next month as your Mommy.

1 comment:

  1. Well, she's just absolutely precious. Glad you and big brother are adjusting to the new 'normal'. Zane, too, is pretty oblivious to having a new baby sister. The only time he seems to notice her is when I'm feeding her or one of the grandparents doesn't give him 100% attention. Since you're a few weeks ahead of us, I'll keep looking to you for direction. Don't disappoint! ;)


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