Our baby is growing up so fast!! Over the past two weeks it’s like she turned on some kind of switch and we’ve witnessed all sorts of changes!!
She has finally out grown newborn size diapers, which we are both sad and thrilled about. Sad, because it means our tiny baby that we brought home from the hospital is no longer tiny. Thrilled because Costco carries size 1 diapers (they don’t carry newborn size) so now we can stop buying the expensive small packs and instead get the cost-saving value pack!
Additionally, she has started to outgrow her newborn size clothing. It depends on the brand, but there are quite a few onesies that we are retiring, and even some of her footie-pajamas are going to need to be cycled out soon. Again, this is met with mixed emotion. We are thrilled that our baby girl is gaining weight and I’m even excited that she gets to start wearing all of the cute 0-3 month clothing we have. However, our happiness is tinged with the sober realization that she will never be newborn-size ever again.
Growing out of newborn size clothing and diapers does have its perks. It also means that she is growing out of her newborn temperament! She is becoming so much more fun and easy to care for.
First, let’s discuss sleeping. She now consistently sleeps at least 4 hours straight at night! And quite often we are treated to 5 and 6 hour stretches! Once, we even got an eight hour night! (I’ll be honest I was more freaked out than well-rested when I woke up and realized how long it had been, but she seemed to be just fine!) She still goes to bed pretty late (usually between 12 and 2AM) but she sleeps quite well once we get her there.
The most exciting new development is Adelaide’s smile! We haven’t caught it on camera yet (it’s way too unpredictable still and frankly, when she’s smiling at me the last thing I am thinking about is finding the camera!) so unfortunately I don’t have a picture or video to share, but we’ll work on it! Her smile is the most rewarding thing in the universe! I can’t even describe the elation Matt and I feel when she looks up into our faces and her adorable little baby lips stretch into that wide smile. There is nothing else like it! It makes all of those sleepless nights and hours of crying disappear from memory. I’m convinced that baby smiles are the reason people keep having kids, because without them, babies are just a lot of work!
The last major development of the past few weeks is that Adelaide has started holding her head up!! She still wobbles like a bobble-head doll, but she’s getting so much stronger! It’s amazing to watch! This is a much more consistent and predictable behavior so we were able to catch this on video. Enjoy!