A Modern Day Fairy Tale: Finley Grace: One Month

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Finley Grace: One Month

It's hard to believe our baby girl is ONE MONTH OLD already!! It does not seem possible!!
Each month, I will share a little bit about her growth, development and just life in general during that month.


  • Finley is growing wonderfully...10 pounds, 1.5 ounces at her one month baby visit! And 22 inches long. (She was 7 pounds 10 ounces, 20 inches long at birth.)
  • She is starting to outgrow a lot of her newborn clothes. A few fit still, but for the most part we're making the switch up to 0-3 months now! She is still in her newborn cloth diapers, but on the second to last setting. She's also fitting into her one size diapers as well. (Some of them anyway, a few are still too big in the legs! But her Flips are fitting nicely!)
  • Finley LOVES being held...which Mommy doesn't mind so much, though the house is really showing it! At this point, she seems to prefer our Babyhawk carrier over the wrap carrier.
  • She is getting much better at holding her head up on her own!!



  • In her first month of life, we have made two 3+ hour trips with Miss Finley. Unfortunately, she's not a huge fan of the car seat so those trips have been a little difficult. She seems to do better when we're actually on the move, and doesn't like when we're stopped. We are hoping this changes as she gets a little older, since we make these trips fairly frequently!!
  • Finley is a great nurser! We had a few bumps in the road with some latch issues (on one side only) due to engorgement...but we've pushed through and things have improved and are back on track!!
  • No spontaneous smiles yet...we're patiently waiting.
  • She hates her bassinet...just as big brother did! She prefers her sleeper...or Mommy and Daddy! Regardless, she's a decent sleeper...much better than big brother!!
  • She doesn't scare easily- which is wonderful with a loud big brother around! And can sleep through all his craziness too! Whew!
Overall, Finley is a very content baby and already has the entire family wrapped around her little finger! She's only been here a month, and we cannot imagine life without her now!!

Posts on how big brother is adjusting and life as a mommy of two coming soon!!

(Or as soon as I can find a spare moment that is!!)


3 comments:

  1. She is so pretty! And I love the name - gorgeous!

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  2. She is a doll! I'm loving the name, so unique and cute. Cherish the moments cause they grow up so quickly, as I'm sure you already know having Shaun.

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  3. Beautiful! Love the baby legs.

    knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

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