I’m not sure where the last month went. It seems like just yesterday and a lifetime ago that we were rushing out of the house in the middle of the night to welcome Grace into the world. And now it’s hard to remember what life was like before her, except the sleep, I definitely remember what a good nights sleep felt like and I can’t wait till those days return. Though I realize they won’t be coming back anytime soon.
At our doctors appointment today they gave me a sheet with all of Grace’s stats. When I looked at the percentile I did a double take she is in the less than 1 percentile. But she’s growing at her own pace and the doctor was happy with her weight gain.
When Grace is awake she is always moving. Today the doctor noted that, while she may be little she has a lot of strength. I’ve known that since about 16 weeks pregnant when she started kicking and never stopped. I love this fierce little girl so much.
At a month old Grace is 6 lb 4oz which is what Jackson was when he was born. She is more alert than she was a few weeks ago. She tolerates tummy time and loves to be cuddled. She likes to hang out on Daddy’s shoulder and look around. Jack has become much more comfortable with her and asks to hold her and loves to check on her and rub her cheeks.
Grace and I have been getting out on our own and with Jackson.Every time we go somewhere and I don’t panic about it or the outing seems easy I’m amazed. Because it was never that way with Jackson. Every outing was a chore. I panicked about taking him out on my own and driving in the car and that he would scream once we got there (he usually did). And most of the time attempts to go places just didn’t feel like they were worth it. Sometimes I have to remind myself that no two babies are alike and that I’m a different mom this time around. I’ve been very thankful for both of those things.
And knowing that she is my last baby, gives me perspective, I know that this is all a phase and I won’t be doing it again. Which makes even the dirty diapers and crying seem fleeting…well sometimes it seems fleeting.