1 Month

April 12, 2010 at 6:28 pm 3 comments

Dear Joshua,

We cannot believe that a whole month has gone by already.  Having you in our lives is amazing.  We know our lives will never be the same, but we’re so much happier now in a way that we never could have understood before we had you.

You continue to be a big boy.  You’re already wearing size 3-6 months clothes, and today you started wearing size 2 diapers.  At your check up, you weighed 11 lbs. 3 oz. and were 23.5 inches long, in the 95th percentile for each.  You love to eat every one to three hours, and you wake up a few times overnight to eat.  Your hair is very soft and stands straight up, and your eyes are steel blue but probably won’t stay that way. 

You are a happy boy and don’t ever cry for very long, as long as you get to eat or get changed when you need to.  You love to snuggle, especially when you’re napping.  You cuddle with Mommy, Daddy or any other family member or friend who is lucky enough to hold you.  When you’re awake, you love to look at our faces, out the window, or at bright colors.  You make faces and smile in your sleep, and we can’t wait to see you smile at us when you’re awake. 

Unlike most babies we know, you hate to ride in the car.  You’ll ride in your swing or on the vibrating chair for a little while, but you’d much rather be held.  You’re not quite sure if you like baths or not, but you don’t cry in the bath tub like you did with sponge baths. You sleep in Mommy and Daddy’s room, so you’re close to us at night.  You have a little bed next to ours, but you’d much rather sleep in the big bed.

You love to visit with your grandparents, uncles, aunts, great-grandparents and second-cousins.  You’ve met all of our animals and have gone for a ride on the tractor with Daddy.  You like to ride in the baby carrier when Mommy goes for walks or does work around the house. 

We can’t wait to do more outside with you as the weather warms up: playing in the grass and garden, seeing the animals, swimming in the pool, and going for walks.  We’re enjoying every moment of you being a baby, and looking forward to our future together as a family.

Love,

Mommy and Daddy

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Amber  |  April 13, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    It sounds like Joshua is growing really well. And that you’re really enjoying him. How lucky you are, to all have each other. 🙂

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  • 2. laura  |  April 14, 2010 at 12:33 am

    *heart melt* Wonderful post, Abbie! He’s a keeper, alright!

    Reply
  • 3. everydaywomanusa  |  April 16, 2010 at 6:22 am

    Abbie/Mommy,

    What a wonderful treasury of stories and photos you’re creating for Joshua!

    He reminds me SO much of YOU at that age. . . your favorite place to be was in the warm arms of Mommy or Daddy or a lucky family member or friend, with access to Mommy’s warm milk, whenever your heart desired . . . and look how well you turned out!

    Do NOT be afraid to spoil this little boy! He needs to be close to you.

    Love,
    Mom/MeMom

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