Grace turned 4weeks old ….then 5weeks old. Things are happening so fast and hard to keep up. Wonderful little girl, but fussy some of the time. We can’t believe how fast our little peanut is growing up.
Mom’s birthday had arrived and Dad and Grace were not as organized as they would have liked. Fancy dinner plans for mom and dad were postponed -Everyone has been very tired as Grace has been pretty fussy as of late. Still cute, still doing great -but not sleeping on any good schedule. We’re trying all the smart things to get her on schedule, but not much luck. Lately she only wants to sleep for about 30minutes at a time -we’re all exhausted!
Grace and Mom ready to celebrate Mom’s Birthday …with the Giant custom cake that Grace got for her.
Grace showing the mood we’re seeing all too often these last days
Grace continues to change everyday ….yet so many characteristics remain the same, -some becoming even more defined. She’s still very active at night and we hope to get her off of that schedule. She pretty much goes into hibernation during the day. We’ve kept her on the new baby formula that is supposed to help her be a little less ‘gassy’ and perhaps that is helping.
Just a few videos and pics over the last few days:
Here is a video of Grace doing bath#2 …you can see she’s getting a bit better 🙂 …and you’ll see she has already learned how to make a natural jacuzzi!
And here a video:? Grace does what she does best ….active and full of spunk (and fussiness) late at night. This is her time -when everyone else is trying to sleep.
Well this morning it finally happened:? The bellybutton stub fell off. We knew it was getting close. Grace didn’t seem to care much one way or the other, but mom and dad are glad that the crusty nuisance is gone.
Later Kris and Barbara came by to take Kathryn to dinner. A nice break for mom. Pictures can be seen HERE(CLICKY)
Meanwhile Dad and Grace had a wonderful evening of stories, naps, eating and a good mix of silliness too.
Grace had another doctor’s appointment (March18) and scored another A+ grade. She gained 9oz or a bit over 1oz per day which is very good! We’re all very impressed and proud, and the next doctor’s appointment is a full month away.
Then Grace had her first luncheon outing -with mom and dad at Claim Jumper’s restaurant.
Today (March20) Grace and mom took their fist solo outing (without dad), they went to the clinic to get blood drawn for the follow-up PKU test. This is the last poke until immunization shots which start in a month or two. Then they picked up Grandparents Rose and Ray and went to the park for a bit.
Hard to believe, already one week old!! Things really do fly by.
Grace continues to do great, loving to sleep during the days and much more active at night.
In preparation for the birthday, Dad brought home a GIGANTIC chocolate cake. This cake weighted twice as much as Grace. The cake came a few days ahead of the actual birthday and by the time the birthday rolled around, much of the cake was missing!!
Sunday was a nice day with visitors including Mom’s friend Barbara. Barbara saw Grace the day she was born but not hands-on. Here they finally get to meet face-to-face. Dad hopes this is the beginning of a long friendship, Barbara is the best!
And later we got some good pictures of Grace doing what she does best:? Being silly without even trying and keeping her parents full of pride and laughter