Wednesday, January 22, 2014

One Month Old

Well, I'm a couple of days late on inevitable habit, I'm sure. Today, Mommy took a break from studying and you took a break from playing with your adorable woodland creatures activity center so that we could have a little photo shoot to commemorate the first month of your life.

And what a month it's been! The first couple of weeks were a doozy. Between my recovery and just trying to figure out how to be a mommy, there were definitely some tough moments. But you had so much patience and grace with us, and now we've really started to have some fun!

Your personality has started to emerge a bit, and you're showing us that you're very playful. You love having your hands touched, and you seem entranced when music plays. You even have a favorite toy already! There's this little bird on your activity center and your face just lights up every time it sings. You also seem to enjoy your elephant...

...even though you tried to eat him today.

You're getting into a good routine with sleeping and eating, and we're grateful for the small increase in sleep you've allowed us to have as a result! We're trying to just cherish every moment we have with you, especially because you're changing so much so fast. There are already cute things that you've outgrown (like the little "uh huh" noise you used to make when you were hungry). But this makes way for new cute things! Here are a few of our favorites:

  • When you're fussing but starting to calm down, you make this noise that sounds like "laaaaaa"
  • You always let out an audible "ahhh" sigh of relief after you sneeze
  • Sometimes you try to eat Daddy's nose
  • When you stretch, you reach your fist high up in the air triumphantly. This is especially entertaining when you're eating.
  • If someone blows in your face, you raise your eyebrows and bat your lashes

At one month, you look more like your daddy. You even make some of the same facial expressions that he does! You have a little bit of medium-brown hair and stormy blue-grey eyes.

We're excited to see you grow over the next month!


  1. Isn't developement oh so interesting! Weekly changes are amazing! I REMEMBER YOU! <3 Ellie is such a LOVE