that's right! 5 weeks! while alex and i can't believe we've been parents for over a month now, penny can't believe that something as fascinating as our headboard exists in this universe.
earlier in the week, we had our first social outing as a family, and it was amazing. friends of ours threw a brunch at their home, and all three of us went! penny slept through the whole thing in her sling, but we know she had a grand time.
we took an epic three hour journey yesterday, doing all sorts of parent-type-things, and we did it all while penny was in the stroller! she loves her stroller! we started out at the pediatrician, where we found out that penny is super smart! she is now 9lbs. 15.8 oz (75th percentile for her age), and 22 1/4 inches tall (90th percentile)! what a genius! alex calculated that if she continues growing at this rate, she will be 215 pounds and 38 feet tall by her 18th birthday. she got her second hep b shot, and recovered like a champ this time. i think it's all thanks to the awesome band aid.
from there, we went to a bookstore, pharmacy, comic book store, and did a full grocery shopping! yay for strollers & groceries! we should have gotten a stroller years ago!
penny has discovered a love of classical music, so every morning we have music appreciation time. not to prove the books true, but she does seem to really enjoy mozart, and she likes opera as well. especially tenors. she has disdain for the bassos, though - sorry guys.
we are also fairly certain that she said "meh" and "hi". that's totally what newborns do, right?