You are 1 month old today, and although I know you're still 'little', it seems like you're growing at such a rapid pace. As exciting as it is, it's almost scary, too! I want to keep you a tiny little peanut for longer...because I've just loved this first month so very much.
You have changed already, a ton. When I look back at photos from your first few days of life, I'm already amazed at how your features have changed, how much longer you are, and that you're getting more chub on that skinny little body.
Your cute little hands at 1 month......and those ridiculously cute feet.
You're still wearing newborn clothes, although the full-piece outfits you're starting to outgrow in length. Size 0-3 months don't fit you yet at all. People told me not to even bother buying any newborn clothes, because typically 'babies don't fit in them for long'--but boy oh boy, were they wrong! You're still VERY much in newborn clothes, and the next size up just floats on you. I was also told that we'd only need one pack of newborn diapers because, again, "babies don't fit in them for long"....but because you've got such a little tush, you wore them for 4 solid weeks. Just two days ago, after 3 diaper blowouts, I realized...you're moving to a size 1. The jump from newborn to size 1 is drastic, and although they're big on you right now--they probably won't be in a few weeks.
You started to smile, consciously. It is the BEST feeling ever when you give your Daddy or I a great big smile. I LOVE watching your Dad light up when you shoot him a big smile and bat those eyelashes at him. Honest-to-goodness....too cute. After you sneeze, you let out the cutest little sound, almost like a great, big, "sigh". We laugh every time. You're starting to practice 'talking', and you're doing a little cooing which is seriously adorable.
...and you make some of the best, most inquisitive faces.
You sleep a lot, but just lately you're starting to push your limits with that. You're already changing up your patterns, and keeping everyday different for me. You always keep me guessing, but I'm okay with that. You LOVE to be snuggled in cozy blankets to sleep. You are a big fan of taking naps in your swing. Every night, though, without fail...from about 8:30pm-10pm you're wide awake and a bit fussy. We call that, "Daddy Time", because he rocks you, and holds you, bounces you, sings to you, etc. I just need a little break by that time, although I'm sitting right.next.to.him and you and loving seeing the two of you together. It melts my heart.
I'm guessing you weigh about 8.5-9lbs by now, but I don't know for sure. You were 7lbs 7oz two weeks ago at your appointment. You eat about every 2.5-3.5 hours during the day, and at night you give me a longer stretch of sleep that usually lasts at least 4 hours and can go up to 6 hours. Your eyes are still very dark blue, and I hope they stay that way. Your hair is dark, but I can tell new hair is coming in blond.
Daddy calls you my 'real-life baby doll'...and I always say you're Mommy's best accessory. You're the cutest and sweetest little love around.
1 month ago, you made me a mommy.
You made us a family.
Happy 1 Month little girl.