Time is going entirely too fast! How can Rhory already be one month old? It seems like just the other day we were getting things ready for her arrival and now she has been here for a whole month! Month birthdays are a special thing around here in the Murphy household. We treasure each and every moment we are given, because we know all too well that life is shorter than anyone really wants.
Anyone that knows me knows that I can't just sit still for very long. Don't get me wrong - I rested the first week or so and didn't do too much, but my recovery has been pretty great so it was easy for me to get back in to a routine. When Rhory was just over two weeks old we went somewhere and a lady said "oh how sweet, this must be her first outing"... Ha! Well, not quite ;) Our first trip out was actually to Walmart to get more newborn clothes because Rhory is such a little peanut! In fact, at a month old, she is still wearing newborn clothes for the most part.
We haven't been back to the pediatrician since her two week check-up and we won't go back until she is two months old. I'm guessing since she had gained a good amount of weight and there weren't any other concerns they didn't feel the need to bring us in at a month? I'm not really sure. My mom has one of those scales they use at the office (for all her foster kitties) and we weighed Rhory on that the other day - 8 lbs 8 oz! The pediatrician had been impressed with her weight gain at her 2 week appointment so I am glad that it is continuing to go up. When you are breastfeeding you never know how much they are actually getting - so it's always exciting to know they have gained weight!
Rhory is such a content baby, only crying due to gas pains or if she is hungry (particularly in the middle of the night). For the most part we have been getting okay sleep with the occasional restless night here and there. Last night was great though because she slept for 7 hours straight!
She loves tummy time, and has already mastered rolling over from her tummy to her back! She rolled over for the first time at about 10 days old, and I completely missed the first time. I put her down for a nap in her crib and had the monitor on. A few minutes went by and I ran to the restroom, but when I came out the screen was dark and she was crying - pressed the video button and that little stinker was on her back!
She loves being in the baby carrier and even riding in her car seat, for the most part. I have realized that car seats are the most ridiculous thing, and I am so thankful for my Boba carrier so I can be hands free and not lugging something around that weighs what seems like 50 pounds.
When Josh comes home from work he scoops her up and you can tell how much she really loves him!
She HATES bath time when its over. She doesn't mind the actual bath but the transfer from bath to towel is the absolute worst!
She has only peed and pooped through a few outfits ;) Since I am going back to teach I went to curriculum night at my school and just wore her in the carrier. Well, when it was over and I went to change her I realized she had peed all over me! She then proceeded to spit up all over my pants - it was a hot mess.
Leaving the house with a baby is comparable to running a marathon. You want to make sure you have everything you need in the event that any possible scenario happens because chances are when you aren't prepared - IT WILL HAPPEN. I tried to meet one of my friends at the mall last Saturday at 10:30, which then changed to 11:00, then 11:15, and finally 11:30. Rhory spit up all over herself right before I put her outfit on so I had to clean her up. Then, as I was trying to change her diaper, I stalled too long before the new diaper was under her butt and she peed all over herself. That warranted a bath because when I say all over - it was ALL OVER. Once she calmed down from the surprise bath I got her dressed and in her carseat, where she proceeded to poop. Now, normally I wouldn't change her immediately but I could just imagine the mess ensuing if I waited to get to the mall and by that point it would be all up in everything and I am sure the diaper would be stuck to her butt - I didn't want any of that! Alas, we were on our way -- an hour later than "scheduled"... Ha, schedule...
We are so thankful and truly blessed by her delightful self. We are also very thankful for those of you who have prayed for us, over us, and with us. It means more than you will ever know. Rhory has been a source of restored joy for our family.
A lot of these pictures have been posted to my Facebook page, BUT since I make a book out of my blog at the end of the year I want them posted here! I was going to include the pictures of Huck and Rhory, but there are a ton - so they got their own post. If you are in need of a smile you can go over and check out the Adventures of Huck and Rhory.
|Baby wearing for the win!|
|MOOOOOM, I am SO done with tummy time!|
|Oh my word, she is just the prettiest!|
|Visiting her big brother <3|
|Happy First Birthday, CK!|
|I probably took a hundred trying to get her to look at the camera haha|
|Photo shoot :)|
|LOVES her daddy|
|Such a sweetheart!|