Eliza was 1 month old on Sunday, too! I haven't seen her smile directly at us yet, but this morning I swear she was laughing when I was changing her diaper. We call it "happy naked fun time" because unless she's hungry or otherwise very cranky, laying her on the changing table without fail turns her calm, alert, and engaged. She kicks like crazy, tracks things with her eyes, looks out the window, and coos. She also regularly poops and pees on the table, which cracks us up. I think the act of me holding her legs back to change her diaper gets the poop going. She's not a huge fan of baths, though.
I think her eyes may stay blue because they seem to be getting lighter/bluer, but I'm not sure yet. The dark hair she was born with has worn away in a ring around her head--it's very funny looking (we call it her male pattern baldness), but I think it's starting to be replaced. I think she may be blond--her eyelashes and eyebrows are very light.
She is having a lot more alert/calm times. She will sit in the bouncy chair and look at the mobiles we have hanging from it, sometimes for over half an hour without fussing. She also has just started demonstrating that she will fall asleep in the swing on her own, and today napped in it for two hours. This is a huge relief for me, as it gives me a chance to nap without being attached to her. Though we still take about a nap a day with her on my chest.
Still only sleeping for a couple hours at a time (sometimes less, and occasionally three hours) at night. I'm really anxious for her to go longer stretches as the sleep deprivation is really getting to me. But apart from that, I feel things are starting to turn around/equalize.
ETA: I also think she's starting to vocalize quite a bit more--more coos and squawks, which is a welcome change from crying!
Originally Posted by gagin37
let's see, B was 1 month of Sunday. She smiles at us and says a-goo. She loves bath time and likes to lay wiggle or to be propped up to look at things. She sleeps so well, compared to her brother anyway. she can put herself to sleep without nursing a lot of the time, just dozes off. and naps without being held (her brother never would). she's a little wobbly, but she's holding her head up pretty well. she's a piggy, she's been gaining almost a pound a week. she was 7.2lbs when we brought her home, and 11.2 on Monday at her checkup.