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Kat's first Month
Kat had a good first month.  She is sleeping 3 to 4 hours at a time most nights, and is growing well.  She has started to notice the world around her more and more and imitates the facial expressions of people around her when she feels like it, especially sticking her tongue out.
She weighed 9 lbs at 15 days old and is bigger now.  Her next checkup is at 2 months, when we give her her next round of shots.  She didn't like the first round very much, so we are not necessarily looking forward to that.
Here are a collection of pictures from that first month, in no special order.
First Month 1
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Kat sleeps in one of her new blankets.  That is Dad's arm around her.




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Taking a Kat nap on Mom's nursing pillow.
First Month 2
First Month 3
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Kat sleeps on Dad.  This was one of the only ways we ever got Erika to go to sleep.  It works for Kat as well, but as you can see, she sleeps in other places too.

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Kat sleeps in her crib.
First Month 4
First Month 5
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Kat in her big sister's lap.  Erika is still thrilled to be a big sister.



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Kat contemplates her ear in her car seat.
First Month 6
First Month 7
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Doug and his father built this cradle for Erika 8 years ago.  Kat now uses it as her preferred place to sleep at night.
Aslan the lion watched over Erika while she was in this crib, he now watches over Kat also.
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First Month 8
First Month 9
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Mom holds Kat in our family room.




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Kat looks for something to eat in her neighborhood stroller.
First Month 10
First Month 11
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The proud big sister holds her sleeping sister.





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Kat contemplates her new surroundings in her playpen.
First Month 12
First Month 13
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Mom and Kat .






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Erika sure likes to hold her sister (when Kat is not crying that is).
First Month 14
First Month 15
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Erika and Kat in the nursery.





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Kat sleeps near Dad's chest.
First Month 16
First Month 17
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Kat looks forward to another day out and about in her car seat.





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Kat 'recovers' from her first home bath.
First Month 18
First Month 19
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Kat sitting on Dad's legs.





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Kat and Erika play and talk.
First Month 20