Tuesday, April 29, 2014

One Month Old!!!

I can't believe Lottie is already a month old. The time flies. It has been amazing watching how much she has grown and developed in 4 weeks. It is so incredible how fast they develop. I must say she is a wonderful baby. She sleeps well (already 5-6 hours at night), eats well, and overall is not fussy. We couldn't ask for a better baby. Not gonna lie, it makes me a little nervous to have a second baby--there is no way we would get this lucky again. Haha.

Here is another video of her playing. She is getting more control over her arms and likes to throw them up and around. She really enjoys playing on her play gym (thank you Grandpa and Grandma Atteberry). I could watch her play all day. I just love her big beautiful eyes--I think you can just see how smart she is (no parental bias there at all). Of course, she is one of the only 1 month olds to be studying cardiology. That says something. :)

Friday, April 25, 2014

Newborn Photos

Here are our newborn photos of Charlotte. #1-8 were taken by the photographer at the hospital, #9-15 by our friend Jeri, #16-20 by my dad, and the remainder by myself.

Family: if you would like a copy of any of them, just email me the number of the ones you want, and I will email them to you.

































Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New Parent Challenge: Waking Up a Newborn to Eat

Lottie is a very good sleeper, and while she is also a good eater, she would rather sleep. However, the doctor told us that newborns must eat every 2-3 hours for the first couple of weeks, so we should wake her up for her feedings. Ha. Waking up a newborn is no small feat. It often includes tickling, raspberries, removing all clothes, diaper changes, kisses, and lots of overly-excited talking--often with very little success. Or you wake them up enough to start eating only to have them pass out while feeding. All that being said, you end up seeing a lot of funny faces as this battle of wills plays out. Chris and I decided to record the process since Lottie's expressions crack us up.

Our Life Lesson for Week 2

Don't fix what isn't broken.

Lottie has taught Chris and I this a few times. You may think that the baby looks uncomfortable with her neck bent a certain way, but if she is sleeping fine then LEAVE THAT BABY BE. If you decide to be sweet and fix her neck, you may spend the next 45 minutes trying to explain to a peeved baby why you would mess with her when she so clearly was happily asleep. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Update on Lottie-belle

On one hand it is super hard to believe we have been parents for 2 weeks. On the other hand it feels like Lottie has been a part of our lives forever. She is wonderful. We had our 2 week doctor's appointment. Sweet Charlotte is a healthy little girl. She is back at her birth weight and has grown .35 inches. Her head is 3/4 inch larger too (probably due to studying medicine with her daddy).

We feel like she has grown so much in just 2 weeks. We can see so many ways she has changed. She has more control over her eyes and will look in the direction of sounds. She also has started crying when she is dirty and calms down when you change her, which is much better than originally when she cried and fought during a diaper change. She seems to understand the diaper changing process. Breastfeeding is going ok though she has started spitting up. I am still having to wake her up every 4 hours at night to eat. Next week, we can start letting her sleep 5-6 hours at night if she will sleep that long. Yay! Anyways, here are more pics:

Studying with Daddy

Family Moments

Lottie's First Outing - Going to Church


Nanny Winnie

The Old Lady Discovers the Boppy

Fun Socks

 Lottie's First Walk