Our little Annabelle is already a month old!
The last 4 weeks have gone by really fast. Annabelle is still a really good baby. She has gotten a little fussier and needed a little more help getting to sleep (if she doesn’t fall asleep nursing, which she does about 75% of the time), but she still sleeps most of the day.
During the day, I often have to wake her up to nurse every 3 hours. At night, I let her wake up on her own. Most of the time, she wakes up after 3-4 hours, but she’s given me a 5-6 hour stretch a few times. It is SO HARD to get up in the middle of the night and I am loving my coffee these days, but overall, having a newborn is a lot easier this time around.
I’m excited for Annabelle to start staying awake longer so that we can start discovering her personality and interacting with her more, but I will say that it has been nice that she sleeps so much because then I can play with Emma a lot easier. I’m sure we’ll figure it out though.
At her 1-month doctor appointment, Annabelle weighed 9 lbs 5 oz (59%), was 20.6 inches long (32%), and had a head circumference of 14.76 inches (85%). Her pediatrician was happy to see that she had gained 2 pounds in a month — and so was I!
On Sunday, April 19, we dedicated Annabelle to God at church in front of the whole congregation. We did this with Emma too in lieu of baptism, since we believe in believer’s baptism. It’s just a way to declare publicly that we recognize our responsibility and honor as parents to raise Annabelle up in the knowledge of God to the best of our ability. Annabelle needs to decide for herself whether or not she will follow Jesus as her Lord and Savior. We definitely pray that she chooses to do so!