My dear sweet bean,
You are a month old! You have brought much sunshine and joy to me and your daddy. We love you more with each passing breath. I can hardly believe that it’s been a month since we met you. Everything has passed by in a blur. When we brought you home you had a touch of jaundice which made you so sleepy and we struggled to nurse. Now you fight going to sleep and eat like a champ.
I may be biased, but I’m convinced that you’re the most beautiful baby girl ever. You have your daddy’s cute button nose, my pouty lips, crystal blue eyes, and unruly dark wavy hair. I really hope your hair does not fall out because it is just too much fun to play with. You are very strong for someone so small. Your little leg and arm muscles are defined probably from all of the kick boxing you did in my belly.
You like to sit up and do such a great job holding your head up. When you lay on your tummy on our chests you can push yourself up under our chins. You will be crawling before we know it. You have such a sweet personality as evidenced by your love for snuggling and your overall content behavior.
You are very smiley. Just this week you’ve started looking us in the eye and smiling. Before you’d only do it while drifting off into milk dreams but now you’ll do it when we talk and play with you. You’re doing such a great job focusing on our faces and on objects that are further away. You seem interested in bright colors and high contrast patterns.
You love to be held constantly, patted on the back, and you love being sung to. You haven’t noticed Gus yet, but he is always very curious about you. We think he thinks you’re his kitten.
You are growing so fast! You weigh 10lbs 9oz already and you grew nearly two inches in just the first two weeks of life. You can still fit into some of your newborn clothes, but 0-3 months fit you best. Just in the last week we’ve had to move up to size 1 diapers. I was kind of sad about this!
Your daddy and I are so incredibly proud of you and the way you have developed. You are so beautiful, and we love you more with each breath we take. We are so blessed to be your parents.
What you like:
Having your hair washed
Going on walks
Being sung to
Being rubbed behind your ear (this is daddy’s trick)
Sucking on daddy’s finger
What you dislike:
Going to sleep/waking up
Pee pee diapers