Since Janette was born on October 31st and November only has 30 days, I’m not sure if you consider yesterday or today one month old. Regardless, it seems crazy that she has already been part of our lives for that long.
Janette is quite the sleeper. Outside of when she is nursing, it seems like she barely has any awake time, although that is slowing changing. I find this quite different from Jessica at this age as I remember a lot more awake time, but I guess I need to consider that Jessica had almost four extra weeks in the womb to sleep. Janette sleeps well at night. We definitely do not have any set schedule, but depending on what time she nurses before I go to bed (and if don’t stay up too late), I typically only have to feed her once, maybe twice, in the night. One night, she even slept for 6 hours in a stretch.
When is awake, she has fairly good neck control and seems to enjoy tummy time.
She can definitely get her grub on. At birth, Janette weighed 6 pounds 9 ounces. At her 2-week well-check, she weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces. And on Thanksgiving (three weeks), we estimated her weight at 9 pounds (James + Janette – James), which is probably on the high side (our scale only measures to the nearest half-pound). Even so, you can easily tell she is not starving as she is starting to get the cutest chunky monkey thighs.
Janette is definitely a laid back baby. She doesn’t cry much and is generally a pretty happy baby.
Jessica is fairly enamored with Janette. She loves to give kisses and hugs and pat her head. The biggest issue is telling Jessica to be careful or gentle, but she hasn’t really shown any signs of jealousy. Of course it helps that she is getting lots of Daddy time.
Jessica enjoys helping with Janette, be it bringing her the toy monkey she gave to Janette or helping at bath time or even helping change her diaper (really just putting the velco in place).
I feel so blessed to have Janette in our lives.