You are one month old today! The last four weeks have gone by in a rotation of feedings, diaper changes, naps, baths and tummy time. Your Daddy and I were blessed to have over three weeks at home together with you before he had to return to work. They were moments I wouldn't trade for anything as we got to know every inch of you, your developing little personality and started to figure out this thing called parenthood. We've done our very best to love you up as much as we could every single day, knowing how fleeting each moment would be.
At one month, you are awake more and more each day, sometimes for an hour and a half or more. You will tolerate tummy time for about ten minutes before howling to be turned over on your back to enjoy looking up at the animals hanging from the arch over your play mat. We've discovered three things that are sure to calm you in these early days: your Greek lullabies, Bon Jovi and looking at our ceiling fans. While you are still too young to have a favorite toy, you do like to look at the Sassy light up rattle when Mommy or Daddy spin it for you and you enjoy your time in your bouncy seat looking at your dangling monkey, elephant and giraffe friends. Lights and contrast are just fascinating!
When you are fussy, you like to be bounced gently and walked around. With your love of movement, it's no surprise that you enjoy riding in the car and fall fast asleep as soon as the engine turns over. You are cooing, sighing, grunting and squeaking more and more, letting your presence known. In the past week you've thrilled us by holding eye contact and examining our faces, just as we marvel over you and your handsome features.
You are still warming to bath time. You like having your hair washed and rinsed but, the rest of you? Not so much. You are consistent in the fact that you do not like to be undressed for baths, clothing or diaper changes. You are warm all of the time, our little furnace, and you like to stay that way!
Mommy nurses you for all of your feedings and you eat like a champ. Right now, we are averaging two and a half to three hours between meals but, you give me an occasional 4+ hour stretch. Your one month pediatrician appointment is tomorrow morning and we can't wait to see how much weight you have gained and what you are measuring now. What I know for sure is that you are far too long now for all of your newborn size sleepers and the days of your newborn onesies are numbered...I give them until the end of the week. It seems you are long and slim though, since all of your 0-3 month clothes are swimming on you.
The last month has been full of more joys than I could possibly count.
I love you forever,
-- posted from my iPhone