Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Little Lily Girl

This is my last week of being home with the Lily girl. I can't think about it too much or I'll begin crying. I can't believe how fast these 8 weeks have gone. I have so much fun being with her and she's starting to giggle and get her own personality. She has learned to turn the charm on, especially with daddy and her brothers.

We went to the doctor yesterday and she's now 10 lbs. 15 oz. which is in the 55th. percentile for her weight and she's 22 3/4" long which is in the 76th. percentile for her height. The eczema on her face is getting better but it's still there. She got three shots which resulted in her being fussy most of the night and running a low grade temp. She seems to be back to herself again today.

Lily turned 8 weeks old on Friday and here's the information about her at the moment:

- She doesn't like her arms to be covered or a blanket to be wrapped around her too snug.

- When she begins to get upset, the right leg will go up and down like she's riding a bike.

- She has a "pout lip" and it will pop out when upset or going to cry. (This results in big brothers coming to her rescue immediately)

- No longer curls up in the fetal position. She likes to stick her arms and legs out now.

- Hates being in the carseat. Will tolerate it only if the car or stroller is actually moving.

- Has a little stuffed yellow duck that she likes to smile at. It has a yellow fluff on it's head which reminds me of Lily and her little long piece of hair at the crown of her head.

- Eating about every 2 1/2 hours 4 oz. of formula at a time.

- Smiles a lot and will giggle if her lips are brushed with the blanket or burp cloth.

- Loves to take a bath and never cries.

- Likes the pacifier.

- Sleeping about 6 hours straight each night. Will generally go down at 10:00 pm and up again between 3:30 - 4:30 am.

- Getting much better at holding her head up.

- It takes her the longest time to wake up. She will stretch and grunt for a good 5 minutes before her eyes will actually open.

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