Monday, November 12, 2012

One Month

Londyn Grace turned

 old on November third!

Londyn weighed in around 6 pounds 12 ounces (she is now 7 pounds 1 ounce) on her one month birthday! She is getting longer up from 18 3/4 inches at birth to 20 inches.  She has outgrown her preemie clothes. She is still a tiny girl wearing newborn diapers and swimming in most newborn outfits, but what she lacks in size she makes up for in personality!

She is not afraid to let you know what she does and doesn't like! 

So far she is not a fan of baths or getting her clothes or diaper changed, but Mama thinks it's just because it means not being held.

Being held is definitely on her list of likes and Mama is happy to do so even though it means a messy house!

In her first month, Londyn Girl has been out and about. She has been to church, the doctor, the mall, the grocery store and even to Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia to visit family.

We mostly venture out when Daddy is with us. During the day we stay home because she is still nursing every two hours. 

Several people have commented on how alert she is for her age!

Londyn Grace is so precious to us! We often wonder how we lived without her! The past month has been the most challenging, exhausting, rewarding, amazing month of our lives! We praise the Lord for being so good and for blessing us with our beautiful girl!

We included this verse on Londyn's birth announcement (which I will share soon), because it sums up her first month so well!

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."
James 1:17

Saturday, November 10, 2012

She's asleep...

but not in her bassinet. She doesn't like her swing or her crib. She likes to fall asleep on Mama's shoulder and scoot her way down to my chest before she will rest comfortably. My hair is thrown into a messy bun. As for a shower, I'm pretty sure my last one was on Tuesday. Laundry baskets are full. There are dinner dishes in the sink, but I hold her and rock her anyway. I feel the softness of her skin and smell the sweetness of her breath. I admire her tiny fingers and precious little nose.

A month has passed since the midwife put this little girl on my chest for the first time and many a night since then she has slept peacefully there.

Yes, my house is messy, my arms are sore, and I don't think I've ever known this level of exhaustion, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. For as quickly as this first month has passed, I know that the next eighteen years will do the same. Before I know it, I'll be lying in bed wishing for just one more night with my baby sleeping in my arms.

So with greasy hair and a grateful heart, I praise Him for this gift and kiss my Londyn girl again.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

My Favorite Girl

I know I am behind on Londyn's posts. Between Hurricane Sandy leaving us without power for nearly a week and a little girl that I believe is having a growth spurt (wanting to nurse A LOT!), I haven't been able to type her four week post or take her one month pictures. I am hoping I can do both today, but until then here is one of my new favorite pictures of my favorite girl!