1 MONTH OLD
Can you believe Charlotte is already one month old? Yeah, neither can we!
Since our last update at two weeks, Charlotte has officially sent in her application for an American passport (see mug shot below) and social security number, and celebrated St. Patrick’s Day!
She is now weighing in at about 4 kg, or 8.8 lbs, and is growing more and more every day!
It’s amazing how quickly she is changing! In the last two weeks she has started using her arms and hands so much more, and when she nurses she always grabs onto my shirt or hair and holds tight for most of the feeding. She also has figured out how to get her thumb in her mouth, which is just about the cutest thing, since she can’t fold the other fingers down yet and they pretty much just cover her entire face. One time she actually had both hands at her mouth and was switching off sticking both thumbs in. I was a thumb sucker too, so I think it runs in the family!
In the last few days she has been able to meet some very important people. Dave’s parents flew in from America…
and she got to meet Champ!
I promise she was happy to see him…it was just time to eat!
Her jaundice is almost completely gone now (thank the Lord!) and the doctor didn’t even have to do a blood test this last visit.
She continues to be a pretty great sleeper at night, and can sleep for 3-4 hours at a time before she wakes up to eat. I’m very blessed that she sleeps much better at night than in the day. For her day naps I usually have to hold her or lay beside her, but at night all it takes is a tight swaddle and she sleeps soundly in her crib.
On her one month “birthday” (which was yesterday, the 28th) we had a small little celebration at my parent’s house, and it was extra special because both sets of grandparents could be there!
Overall, she is doing so well and we continue to be amazed each day at how much we can love someone we’ve only known for a month! I look forward in the upcoming month to her smile appearing for the first time, and I think it’s not too far off…