Tuesday, July 27, 2010

1 month old

Markin is getting so big! She doesn't look like a newborn anymore. She's already up to 8 pounds and 5 ounces (a gain of around 12 ounces in a week!) and is 22.5 inches long. She has a little roll of fat on her legs now, which is adorable, and she can start wearing her 0-3 month outfits. However, the newborn diapers still fit best so she'll still be wearing those for another week or so.

We have some major accomplishments going on. The first one is that she's learned how to cry :( I'm not too thrilled with this development and blame her cousins for teaching her how, since it started soon after a visit with them. She can make a horse noise that would make her Great-Grandpa K proud! Markin is staying awake more - finally! She's also pulling her hair - bet there aren't many 1 month olds that can do that :) One accomplishment that I love is that she's sleeping 4-5 hours at a time at night! According to her G'ma, Markin has also said her first word ("hi"), is smiling, and can roll over (while laying on a pillow and given a small push) while on our trip to NY. Not sure those accomplishments really count yet! One accomplishment that I've witnessed several times (but never when the video camera is handy) is that she's starting to reach out deliberately to touch a crinkly toy. It's on the floor mirror that she loves (she loves to look at herself in the mirror and I can't blame her since I know I spend a lot of time looking at her and marveling that she's really here), and she was moving her feet and arms one day and accidentally touched the crinkly part, then she did it again, then she started doing it more deliberately. Now she seems to actually be reaching just for that part of the toy. Wow!

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