Well everyone....clearly the joys of parenting have severely cut into our internet free time, thus we are posting our first update in almost 8 weeks!
Emily is doing fantastic and Mom & Dad are loving every minute of being parents. At her last Drs. appointment she was up to 9lbs 2oz, which was at 6 weeks. According to our scientific method of weighing ourselves, stepping off and then getting back on with Emily we think she is now up to 10lbs 9 oz! We will soon enough find out her real weight though at her 2 month checkup on July 1st.
It is amazing how much she changes everyday. She started really smiling at about 6wks and now it seem that is all she does. She stays awake much more now that she did early on, very alert and STRONG! When holding her she just looks around and taking in the views. We've found that ceiling fans with the lights on are by far her favorite!! On to the important question, how is she sleeping?
We are very lucky so far. After starting out swaddling, then not swaddling, we realized at about 5 weeks that it is the key to her sleeping. She is now at about 6-7 hours of consecutive sleep at night and we are slowly breaking through that last feeding barrier to where she makes it all the way to morning. Last night she went down at about 8:30 p.m. and made it all the way until 5:00 a.m.!! Hopefully this post doesn't jinx us, but we are hoping that in another 3-4 weeks she'll be sleeping all the way through the night consistently.