This is a long post - probably too long - but I'm really in the blogging mood. I have a bunch of pictures to post, but can't do that until Eric gets home from work (he has the computer with all the pics on it). But until then, just a little (or big) update...
Reese is officially 1 month old today. She had her 1 month check up this morning and weighs in at 9 lbs 3 oz and has grown to 21 1/8 inches. She got her second hep B shot and what I thought would be a very traumatic experience for the both of us, turned out to be just fine. She let out a cry when the nurse was giving her the shot but calmed right down as soon as I picked her up. The cry was sad, because it was different than I've ever heard, one of pain, but it was short lived- THANK GOODNESS!
This little gal is SO fun! She is starting to "talk" a little. When she's laying on her blankie and I start talking to her, if she is in the right mood, she'll start talking back. DARLING voice and SO fun having her interact with me! She LOVES to be held, which I love because I love holding her, but it makes it a little difficult to get other things done sometimes :) No worries, things get done once Eric is home and can give her his undivided attention or once she has fallen into a deep sleep.
Miss Reese has now been sleeping in her very own crib for a week now (before she was sleeping in this cool little bed that our good friends (check our their blog - it is inspiring) let us borrow. She has been doing really good at nights, and both Eric and I are sleeping a lot better. I loved having her in bed right by me, but I couldn't sleep because I'd listen intently to her breathing and every other noise she'd make. I have a picture I'll post of her in her crib, she is so little and doesn't take up much room in the crib. We put rolled blankets on three sides of her and bundle her against them, so she feels a little more secure.
I think I'm going to have Eric introduce the bottle to Reese tonight. (I want to try a bottle once a day so that she is capable of taking a bottle and can survive if I have to leave her for more than three hours). My doc said that since breastfeeding is well established, now would be as good of time as any. I only have one bottle currently and don't know how she'll like the nipple of it, so I may have to buy a couple more tomorrow to try them out if she doesn't take to this one. Wish us luck!
Well, to end, here is something pretty funny! You may remember a post I did a while back - of our trip to South Dakota ... well, here is a picture I had posted...
And here is what cousin Micah (on the motorcycle) later let Eric know. "I just did a little research and found out, according to the "Field Guide to South Dakota Turtles", that this was a snapping turtle... the guide says "Snapping turtles should be handled with extreme care and caution." and Wikipedia says:"These turtles are aptly named, as they can snap with amazing speed and power - a large adult snapper can easily bite off a finger or toe. If moving it is absolutely necessary, scooping and lifting the turtle just off the ground with a shovel (especially a snow shovel), if done quickly, may be safest and easiest for all concerned parties."Little did we know what might have happened!!" HA HA, we had Eric hold it for such a long time to get a bazillion pictures. I'm happy Eric still has all his fingers and toes and all "concerned parties" came away safe :)