Tuesday, April 23, 2013

BD 1 Month...

Bailey Drew 1 Month! 

I can't believe how quickly this month has flown by... it is amazing to watch you change, but sad too! I find myself torn between the excitement of seeing each new thing... and wanting you to stay little forever!

You already fill the laundry basket!

Monthly Milestones... 

*First Night Home- 3/25/13

*First Sponge Bath- 3/26/12

*Umbilical Cord Fell Off- 4/9/13

*Started smiling- this started with just gas and sleep smiles, but by the end of the month she developed a little smirk :) it reminds me of Andrew's smirk... but we have yet to catch it on camera really well.

*First "Real" Bath- 4/20/13

Favorite Things... 

*You love to be held

*You love baths

*You love being in the stroller and going on walks.

*You love riding in the car 

*You have a love/hate relationship with being in the baby carrier (baby k'tan)

*You love tummy time on mommy or daddy's chest

*You love your boppy


You were born at 9 pounds 9 ounces, left the hospital at 9 pounds 1 ounce, first doctor's visit 10 pounds 8.5 ounces, second doctors appointment 11 pounds 2 ounces, and this morning when we got on the scale you were over 12 pounds(probably not that accurate).


You were born at 20 1/4 inch, left the hospital at 21 inches, first doctor's visit 21 1/2 inches, and second doctors appointment 22 1/2 inches.

Clothing Size... 

At first you fit into some newborn things... but by about 2 weeks, no way!  Right now you are wearing 0-3 month and 3-6 month.

Sleep Patterns... 

You sleeps pretty well, except when you are gassy or having a growth spirt.  You usually gives us at least one 4 hour stretch... but there are nights I am up almost every hour. 

Eating Patterns... 

You love eating... guess that is why you are already so big!  Even though you are a good eater, you refuse the bottle almost every time.  We are trying to work on this!

Outings and Celebrations... 

We went out and about a lot this month, probably more than most do in the first month.  I just didn't let strangers touch you and had plenty of hand sanitizer on hand!  
*We went to Easter service at Vintage Church- you slept the entire time.
*Our parents were in town so we went out to eat some at Dat Dog, Dragos, Panera, and Chick-Fil-A.
*We have been shopping at the mall, Target, Babies'R Us and Sam's.
* You had your first "date night" with baby Oliver!  Since Oliver's mom Abby and I had matching due dates we decided to make a date together!  We went to dinner at Superior Grill and even to the movies and saw the Croods.  Yes went to the movies with newborns... and they slept the whole time.
*For Andrew's birthday we went back to Gulfport (where we went on our babymoon)!  We ate at this fantastic restaurant called Darwell's Cafe.  Unfortunately it was the one cold rainy day this week so we couldn't go to the beach... so we went to the outlets instead :).

*Chunky Monkey- because you are so cute... and so big!!!
*Grunty- I think you spend 70% of your life grunting... awake and asleep. Some happy grunts... some not so happy. You are just very vocal. :)

Things others have said about you... 

* "She is so big... she doesn't even look like a newborn."
*"She has so much hair!"

Things we have noticed about you...

*You are very happy and love to play.  Love to spend wake time with people, on your playmat, cooing and "talking."

*We have gotten to know more and more about your personality!  One thing we have seen is that you may be a little strong willed (I wonder where you get that???)
For example, you will not take a bottle or a pacifier... I thought that most mom's had the opposite problem... they would not give those things up!  We have tried all the tricks, without success, guess you just want things the way you want them.
You did the same thing with our baby carrier... first 3 weeks you loved it... then all of a sudden you would only get in when you wanted to get in it.

For Bailey Drew...

We love you sooooooo much and have enjoyed every minute with you (even the spit up, grunty and poopy moments :))  We feel privileged to be your parents!  Everyday we are praying for you, that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior and that you will grow into a beautiful young lady!!!



  1. I am crying reading this... I think the stress of exam week has something to do with this. ANYWAY! She is beautiful and I can't wait to meet her one day! Please tell me when y'all come to town!

  2. Hey! Just to encourage you, Tatum took a really long time to eat from a bottle, but, one day, she just started doing it and has been fine since! It was a total God thing because I had to go back to work in two days! Praying for your little Bailey Drew! She is so perfect!!!