My little girl is a month old today!! I am sooooo sad how fast that time flew by. I have loved every minute of it, even the ones that take place frequently in the middle of the night. I couldn't ask for a better big sister than Emma. She has been soooo helpful and she just adores Lydia.
I took these photos with the green background today on her actual month birthday. The other pictures have been taken throughout the last month.
Lydia is one sleepy little girl, I think she sleeps more than most babies. She has slept up to seven hours before, but sadly it all takes place during the day. Here are a few things we have discovered about our little girl...
we call her Miss Piggy, cause she does have a little piggy nose. Also she is a major snorter. Mostly she snorts in her sleep, but even when she is awake she does funny snorts and squeaks.
She is content to just hang out and not have to be held all the time, but she does like to have company in the room with her. She'll cry out if she's lonely but stop crying as soon as someone comes in the room with her.
She doesn't love the dark. She sleeps well in the dark, but when she is awake she likes to be able to see her surroundings.
When she is sleepy she gets "very angry" until she can get comfortable. Getting comfortable involves being snuggled up close to you with your hand and a blanket over her face.
She adores Emma and has given up a smile for her and even for Ryan, but none for me yet. I'm questioning if she really smiled for them, but they both say she did. I'm a little bitter about not getting my smile yet, but I have no problem bribing her to like me best once she's older.
Lydia is named after my aunt DeNae who is just so important to me and who I just love dearly. My aunt DeNae and uncle Paul gave us their collection of lambs that they have been saving for over twenty years now. I am still so touched and honored to have the collection. This is one of the many lambs from the meaningful set.
I have really learned from my mistakes with my pregnancy and infant stage with Emma. I only have 2 pictures of me and Emma when she was a baby, that's just wrong. Where as Ryan and Emma could fill a whole album. So this time I have made sure not to let that happen again. However, now Ryan and Lydia don't have any pictures. The last picture he took with her was in the hospital. Maybe by our third child we'll get this documenting thing down. Until then, I'm happy I've got with the program this time around.