We also struggled a little bit with getting her weight back up. She lost about 14 ounces after birth and my milk took about 5 days to come in. Once it was in we were off to a good start and able to get her weight back up. The doctors were concerned and requested weekly weight checks to be sure she was gaining weight. She was, just at her own pace! After about 3 weeks she was back up to her birth weight.
Some other noteables from month 1: July 23rd--grasped my finger and sucked her thumb (interesting because she hasn't really sucked her thumb since then). August 6th--smiled at me! August 7th--grasped a toy and brought it to her face.
Month 2 was pretty uneventful! This was a good thing based on what was to come...
Noteable events from month 2: Week of August 26th--discovered her voice and started "coo-ing". August 30--grabbed and pulled my hair! September 7--slept 6 hours at night! (approximately 6 weeks old). September 6--laughed out loud.
This month: Approximately 9 weeks old Summer began sleeping consistently 6-7 hours at night. October 4-6--we went to Canada for the weekend. Summer did great in the car! 11 weeks old--first cold that lasted about 5 days. October 12--said "goo-goo". October 19--first belly laugh when Mike and I were playing peek-a-boo with her. October 20--grasped and held onto a spoon.
This month Summer became very vocal and began laughing daily. She is ticklish, especially under her arms. Mid-November she began consistently cooing. She also started falling asleep on her own without being rocked. She discovered her hands this month and they were constantly in her mouth. We think she is teething but has yet to pop any teeth! November 19--tried rice cereal for the first time (in an attempt to thicken up breast milk on the spoon.)
I joked with my mom the other day that babies do 3 things: eat, sleep, and poop; and my baby has had issues now with all three! But, she brings so much joy to our lives that these little inconveniences are worth it and easily overlooked!
December brought a few more fun firsts! On December 6 she sat up long enough for a picture to be taken. And on December 10 she rolled over from her stomach to her back.
Like I said before, we are so blessed with this little girl. Being a mommy is more challenging and more rewarding than I ever could have imagined. She is the most precious baby and her smiles just melt my heart!