Monday, November 23, 2009

One Month Old!

This sweet little girl is one month old! No, I cannot believe it. She is up to 10 lbs and seemingly growing like a weed. We're definitely getting to know her likes and dislikes, her little personality already evident. She likes to "stand" and look around, and although she's a very good baby, she can be a bit... temperamental. Mama's had to work a little bit more to figure out what she wants!

Despite being maybe not quite as easy-going as the boys were as babies, Clementine is a happy girl. At exactly four weeks she began smiling at us! No, not "just gas," but actual social smiling! She was in a quiet alert period and was making all sorts of funny faces with her tongue sticking in and out. I was laughing so hard at her facial expressions when she stared at my face for a few moments, then broke into a huge, open-mouthed smile! She did it a few more times as I smiled and talked to her. It was so fun. Since then she's smiled at us very distinctly many times. Perhaps she'll be a little social butterfly, because as far as I know smiling at 4 weeks is early.

Richard and I still find it hard to believe that we have a baby GIRL! Babies in our house have always been boys, and the "big" child a girl. It's a new experience to have the tiniest person be a girl, and very fun to watch our other three children interact with their little sister.

Here she's wearing a pair of wool "longies" over her diaper, which I made from a Goodwill sweater.

Cheeks! More like "jowls". :)

Is she going to cry??

A little tummy rub from Moses.

Oh how mama loves to have a little girl to dress again!!

slurp, slurp, slurp...

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