Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Four Weeks and Counting

Genevieve Rose is four weeks old today (which is not quite the same as one month, but still feels pretty monumental). Now that is amazing. Where did the last four weeks go? Oh yeah, they disappeared in a blur of too much milk and too little sleep. Genevieve appears to be in some sort of personal race toward a third chin. Last evening she nursed five times between 5:15 and 9:30 p.m. You heard me. Five times. Growth spurt, anyone? She's at the right age for it, as they say the major infant growth spurts occur around three weeks, six weeks, and six months. At any rate, she's got to be at least nine lbs. by now, and I bet she'll hit 12 by her two-month well-baby doctor visit (the next time she goes in to the pediatrician). This is pretty amazing, since Julia was only about 8 1/2 lbs. at two months.

Anyway...in honor of Genna Rose's first four weeks in our family, here are some fitting words from a very sweet Justin Roberts song:

"'Cause now we're doing cartwheels and somersaults
And it's all your fault, yeah it's all your fault
It's you we love (mama can I hold her)
You we love (let's put her on your shoulder)
It's you we, you we, you we love...

Who knew a baby sister
Could come along and make us realize
How much we'd always missed her?"

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