Emily celebrated her ONE MONTH birthday last Wednesday. I really can't believe that (as of today) she's been a part of our little family for five weeks! She is still waking up every 2-3 hours at night to be fed/changed, but she is starting to be awake a lot more during the day and falling asleep a lot faster after her night feedings (which is really awesome to only have to get up for 20-30 minutes and then go back to bed!).
She's able to recognize Jacob and I. I didn't realize this until we went to visit family this weekend and she, quite obviously, turned toward us when we would talk/walk into a room and make eye contact. Since Jacob and I are the only adults that she sees on a regular basis, we hadn't realized that she actually KNEW us... and didn't just think we were those people who waited on her hand and foot. =)
As I mentioned, this weekend Jacob and I took Emily to hang out with her Grandma and Grandpa. It was her first over-night away from home (not counting the hospital). She did pretty good. She slept almost all day on Saturday (which made me a little nervous as she's been a lot more awake/alert recently), but was up and at 'em to visit on Sunday morning. She even let Grandma give her a bath without screaming her head off! =)
Emily also met her Great-Grandmother and her last aunt/uncle set. She met her other aunts/uncles and cousins last weekend when they came up to Portland to see her. (Thanks for the photos Brittney!)
|Meeting her uncle Rob and cousin Satori|
|Aunt Brittney (she's got two of these!)|
Emily is growing and gaining weight quickly, too. I can't believe how much she has changed in the last month. She's up to more than 11 pounds! I love that she's getting the cute little baby chub! Me, on the other hand, still have plenty of pregnancy chub. =P I was under the impression that I would have naturally lost more during the delivery (only currently only down 15 lbs)... guess I just ate too many brownies. =P Positive side to the breastfeeding though is that I now have some pretty awesome cleavage. =)