So, it’s been a little busy around here. Evangeline Grace was born at 4:51 on Friday, February 11 and ever since both S. and I have had a pretty significant learning curve to adapt to. It’s been the most lovely, exhausting, hilarious, interesting and challenging month of my life.
Here are a few things we know so far, though: Evangeline was 22 inches long at birth – her pediatrician anticipates her growing to at least 5’10 or 5’11. She is a pretty good sleeper but resistant to naps during the day – and yet they are essential to keeping her happy. She sleeps in 2-3 hour stretches over night. Half the time when she is fussy the situation is easily solved by putting her on her back so she can stretch out, which seems as comforting as being held, sometimes. She loves to eat, and missing a feeding guarantees a meltdown so, we don’t miss feedings. If she is full, she is content. If I can predict anything from the first month of her life, it is that she will be of strong willed and talkative character as she grows. She isn’t a mellow baby like some I’ve met but nor is she impossibly fussy. Of course, we love her, so terribly much.