Monday, October 12, 2009

Updates on Zoe

When we brought Zoe home, she was so itty bitty. She was down to 6 lbs., 4 oz. when we left the hospital. She was back up to 6 lbs., 12 oz by the time our Tuesday doctor appointment had rolled around. We don't have another appointment until next month, so I don't know her exact weight right now. What I do know is that she has definitely gained weight and length! When I pick her up she's still light, but she's definitely heavier than she was just a couple weeks ago. She's also a lot longer, and she likes to stretch out. She can still wear a couple of her newborn things, but she's pretty much ready to move into 0-3 months.

Zoe is sleeping pretty well at night. She will go for 3 or 4 hours and then wake up very hungry or wet. As it gets closer to morning she tends to be hungrier sooner. We've been taking turns getting up with her. Steve's more of a night owl so he takes the first feeding usually and then I'll get up the other times.

She likes to be on her stomach for "tummy time". The nurses said to put her on a blanket on her stomach a few times a day for a few minutes. She loves it. She is able to turn her head back and forth while she's on her stomach without much effort. She is so alert, too -- a friend of mine gave us a playmat for her to lay on. It has these little flowers that light up and play music - as soon as she hears it or sees the lights, she starts moving even more. She likes to pull on the little monkey and giraffe that hang down from the arches over the playmat, too. It's so cute. She had the tightest grip ever on the monkey's tail last night.

When I hold her on my chest with her head under mine, she tries to pick her head up so she can see me better. She's so so strong for such a little lady!

She loves to grasp my pinky while she's drinking her bottle. She loves to relax with Steve while he's sitting in his chair.

She's up to 3-4 oz. of formula at a time right now. She's doing well with it. Not much spitting up at all. She's a really good eater.

She likes to make noise - she makes little squeaks and little grunts all the time. It's very cute. She's really easygoing; she cries when she's hungry or wet, but that's about it.

I think she's starting to really smile a little bit here and there. We've caught little smiles when she's dreaming, but this week I've seen more and more when she's awake. It's so sweet.

We are so happy. We look at her, and we just can't believe how happy we are.

14 comments:

Jessica said...

Sounds like she's doing so well! It's amazing to watch them do new things and grow so fast...I'm so happy for you guys!

Suzanne said...

I am so, so happy for you both! It sounds like she is doing wonderfully! The whole thing is just amazing, isn't it?

Leah said...

I'm so happy to hear that you guys are so happy. It sounds like Zoe is doing great. :-D

E said...

Great to hear that Zoe is doing so well! And growing! So happy for you both:)

kalibug said...

Thank you for the update! I have been wondering about you guys :-) Looking forward to the pictures.

Wendy said...

I'm sorry I haven't updated more frequently. It's just been very busy and then before I know it, it's time to go to bed.

I'll be better at it, I promise!

Tara said...

That sounds like heaven!!!

Melba said...

And your happiness definitely shows in your words! I'm so glad to hear things are going well!

Sounds like she is very strong and healthy, which is just wonderful!

Melba

Blessed said...

i could have written this myself! our little girl is so awake and alert strong head and 3-4 hours of sleep and ounces :)

So happy miss Zoey is doing so wonderfully!

Heidi said...

Wow, it sounds like this girl is advanced! I am so glad things are going great and I can't wait for Friday! :)

Karen said...

I'm so happy for you and Steve, Wendy. It sounds like you're enjoying every minute of this!

Lost in Space said...

She sounds perfect, Wendy. I love hearing about her and also feeling how happy you are.

How did she get to be 4 weeks old already?!

Bella said...

She sounds just perfect! I'm so happy for all 3 of you!!

Michele said...

I'm so happy for you! I've been reading your blog for months, and I am just so excited that you finally got to bring your sweet Zoe home. You will be a great Mommy! Congrats!