Violet is one month old. We are all so in love with her! She is a somewhat of a cranky baby. Auntie Rie made the comment that Violet is always crying unless she is sleeping, eating or being wiped. And it's kind of true. I think her discontent is due to the fact that the poor baby is starving! A few days after she was born, I started taking an antibiotic that gave her nonstop diarrhea. I stopped taking it once I realized the damage it was causing, but she suffered the repercussions for weeks after. She couldn't get enough nutrition with her food going straight through her body and she was losing weight fast. With what felt like non-stop nursing, we finally got her back to her birth weight at a month old. And just this past week, she has started to be a little more content. Now you can add being held to Violet's non-crying list. However, needy or not, we all still adore her! This is what is going on with Violet at a month old.
Stats: weight - 8 lbs. 10 oz., length - 21.5 inches
She has learned: to nurse and burp, to roll to her side
She likes: nursing, being held, being swaddled, baths, being rocked
She dislikes: the bottle (but will consent to take it from Grandma Betty or Auntie Rie with some coaxing), being alone, being in the carseat, the swing
Things about her/she does that makes us laugh: her incredibly long fingers, how she smacks her lips, when she cries she sounds like The Count from Sesame Street