Wednesday, October 5, 2011
To My Sweet 1 Month Old Baby Girl
One month ago I became your mommy. This month has been seriously the fastest month of my life!! Half of me feels like we've had you forever, and I can hardly remember what my life was like before you, but the other half of me feels like you were just born 10 minutes ago, and the thought that you are already a month old boggles my brains.
You are still the sweetest, most precious baby EVER. You love to cuddle. You love to be talked to. You love being around people, and get lonely if you're in your bassinet or in a room by yourself. You might have smiled your first smile yesterday, but I'm not sure.
You sometimes sleep 4-5 hours in a row at night, and I love that. However, sometimes you sleep for only 2 hours in a row at night, and I don't so much love that. You have had a few rough days this month with baby gas. Sometimes you fart and scare yourself awake, and cry and cry and cry. I'm not going to lie, your daddy and I laugh a little, but we snuggle you until you feel better so you don't think we're mean.
You are more awake now, and like to look around. You love to wiggle your little legs and arms all over the place, like you're figuring out how to work your body. You love your binky, but only if Daddy or I hold in in for you. You love sitting up against our tummies and checking the place out. You love getting passed around the family and getting snuggly loves from everyone. You are so girly already and love getting primped and pampered--you love taking baths, getting your hair washed, and having your nails clipped. You hate having your diaper changed, or having shirts pulled over your head. You also hate being put down, which makes it hard for me to get things done around the house, but luckily you love your baby sling, so we do our chores together with you snuggled against my chest. You make so many little grunts and squeaks. You snore when you sleep, but you sound like a little puppy. It's basically the most adorable thing ever.
You already weigh 8 lbs. 2 oz. and are 22 inches long. 85% for height, 25% for weight--you are our tall and skinny girl. No surprise there, your daddy is also very tall and skinny!
I am so excited that it is starting to get chilly, you have so many cute Fall and Halloween clothing, I love dressing you up every day. You are my real life dolly. I don't even really mind when you blow out your diaper or spit up all over yourself, because then I get to dress you up all over again!!
Thank you so much for choosing me as your mommy. I'm learning, and you are patient, and for that I am grateful. On a scale from 1 to 10, I love you one billion.