Soooo that month went by really fast! When you have something to do pretty much every half hour, and nothing lasts more than an hour, the days just fly by.
I’ve seen on other blogs monthly “letters” to baby, which I like, because it’s a nice recap of everything, plus a blog is harder to lose than paper. It’s definitely more for me, to be able to see how he grows overall, since on a daily basis it’s so subtle, I don’t really notice as much. So here’s my first one (a few days late)!
One month already! You have grown a lot this month, almost 2 pounds heavier and over 1 inch longer than you were at birth. You still fit into your newborn-sized clothes, so we’ll have to wait a bit before using some of the adorable presents people have bought you.
You’re eating pretty well, and grabbing at momma’s hair or shirt when you do. We started swaddling you and putting you only in your crib to sleep a few days ago, and you seem to be totally cool with it . . . once you actually fall asleep that is! You like to be walked around to fall asleep, or danced with. Your taste in music is very diverse; your favorites include Ke$ha and Paul Simon. At night you tend to sleep around two and a half hours at a time, though sometimes it’s as much as four. Hopefully, as you get bigger, four hours will happen more often than two and a half, but since daddy is always willing to hold you, momma still manages to get a decent amount of sleep most nights.
Since it takes you so long to fall asleep, you haven’t had much time to play with your toys this week, but when you do, your eyes and head have started following them around. Your playmat has a little crinkly butterfly on the side that you seem to really like and you try to grab it sometimes. No smiles or noises yet, other than some grunts which are pretty funny. Your face gets all red sometimes when you cry and daddy calls you “Strawberry” when it happens.
No one can seem to decide who you look like. Mamie says you look like momma, and our friends say daddy . . . But momma thinks you just look like you. You still have lots of dark hair, just like when you were born, but it seems to be getting a little bit lighter, and a little thinner. Your eyes are still blue, and will probably stay that way, since both momma and daddy have blue eyes.
You’ve taken a few car rides to visit Mamie and to go to the doctor’s office, and we walk along the river at least once a week, sometimes in your stroller, but usually in the baby carrier or scarf. We’ve been to visit friends and stayed two whole hours, which is definitely a big change from the late nights we used to have! You’re the first baby in our group of friends, so parties will be a little more fun when you have some little playmates.
Momma and daddy speak English to you as much as possible when it’s just us three, and all the songs we sing or play for you are in English. Weekly Skype dates with Grandma and Grandpa mean you get to hear even more English, though you’re usually asleep by the time they call!
It’s not always easy for momma, but with daddy’s help, we’re settling into this new and crazy life more and more everyday.
Bisous & kisses,