Are we really here? Has it already been a month? How did this even happen?
Today you are one month old, my sweet little boy.
You came into this world one month ago a week past your due date. You were completely content to stay growing in mamas belly. Little did I know this would be a precurser to what kind of personality you would have once you joined us in this world. Life with you has been smooth sailing. You are the most content little boy I have ever met.
Put you in front of a window you are happy.
Hold you close and life is good.
Put you down to rest and you sleep.
Go for a car ride and you roll with it.
Wear you in your baby wrap and you sleep the entire time.
I honestly think I have only heard you cry twice. The first time was when you were brought into this world from the warmth of my womb into the bright lights of the operating room. The second time was when I went far too long putting you off to eat and chose to drive you home then feed you instead of feeding you before we got in the car. You cried the entire way home.
You may or may not always be this content, but for now I am basking in your content sweetness. That is who you are right now.
This first month has been a blessing. I have been so focused on you that I have hardly taken a picture of anything, but you and your sweet face. I will have to work on taking pictures of you AND others.
Life did not pause for you little man. I guess that’s the trouble of being the second child. You have been on play dates, to the grocery store, to target (duh), to coffee shops, out to eat, a funeral, the farmers market, and many many other places.
This month you met lots of important people. Nanny and Pops came to visit you first thing in the hospital. Grandma, Grandpa, and your Aunt Sarianna came to visit you as soon as we got out of the hospital. They stayed with us for a few days to help out. It was such a blessing. You met one of Mamas best friends, Ashley, who came into town to tell us she was engaged (YAY!!!). You met all the ladies in our lifegroup when you crashed our ladies IF:table. You got to meet some old friends at Nannys. You met all the people that work in pops office including your Uncle and mommas cousin when we went to pops office to visit. You have met so many people who love you and you will meet so many more.
You love to sleep, but are starting to be awake more and more during the day. You have started to coo in your awake time and when you grunt it sounds like you are chuckling. You especially love sleep at night. You usually sleep for about 5 or 6 hours straight which has been glorious. You are a big ol boy. You were 9 lbs 4 oz at birth and now are 12 lbs 2 oz at one month. To put that in perspective for you, your sister was 7 lbs 7 oz at birth and at FOUR months was 11 lbs 14 oz.
Speaking of your sister she loves you so much and I think you love her to. She loves to hold you, but only for a short time because that means she has to sit still. She is always wanting to help change diapers and she wants so badly to be able to pick you up. Sometimes I let her help pick you up… which is awkward, but makes her feel important. When I am feeding you she will sometimes sit next to me and count your little toes or pat your sweet head. She is a great big sister.
You have started smiling for us. You especially like to smile for your daddy. Daddy holds you and talks to you and you smile big for him and sometimes you talk back.
This month you have had a bottle twice. The first time you downed two ounces from your daddy while mommy was at the movies with a friend. The second time you downed four ounces from your Nanny while mommy and daddy went on our first date. We missed you, but enjoyed our mommy, daddy time and are so thankful for Nanny watching you.
This month has been such a blessing and we are so glad that you finally got forced out of my belly and joined our little family. I love this new normal. Me and your daddy love this life we have been given and the joy of being your parents.