Can't believe that Ansley is already 1 month old! This season is flying by. Like we did with her sister, we documented the event last night propped up on her boppy. She was nodding off, so this picture was the best we could do, and she looks so serious. :)
This was literally one second later:
Ansley's first month has been an eventful one. She celebrated her first holiday--Halloween--in the hospital and her second--Thanksgiving--last week at Jaydee's. We went from having an extended hospital stay for jaundice to holding our breaths for a week as she had to be retested for PKU. Getting that letter from the health department saying she had received a questionable result began a week long faith journey of humility--as everything was beyond my control. Thankfully we celebrated good results the following Friday thanks to the resilience of my husband. He called the health department inquiring about her test results so many times he was on a first-name basis with them.
Through those events, we have been intentional about falling in love with our Ansley (even more than we were naturally doing), studying her, soaking in the blessing of her. She is a good eater and eats 6-7 times a day. During the day, I feed her every 3 hours, and at night she gives me 4-6 hour stretches. Patrick and I have dubbed her our "rock star" on those 6.5 hour nights that she's blessed us with.
She LOVES to curl up on our shoulder and sleep. She has found her thumb. She gets really mad when she has too poop--usually about an hour before she eats. She loves the Christmas lights. If her real smile is anything like her gas bubble smile, it's going to be absolutely beautiful!
Her legs are already longer than some of her 3 month pants, and she is filling out everywhere. She was up to 7 pounds and 14 ounces when she was 10 days old, so she's growing like a weed.
All three of us love our Ansley girl more every day, and she has rounded out our family of four!