Today you are one month old! I can't believe how fast this time has gone already. You are growing and changing every day, and it is such a joy to be a witness to your life. Your dad and I fall more and more in love with you every day, and we are so glad you chose us to be your parents!
On Monday you had your first check-up in the pediatrician's office. (He came to our house to look you over the first time at one week.) At that visit, we found out that you've gained almost 2 pounds since birth, at 9 pounds 11.5 ounces, and you're in the 97th percentile for height, at 23 inches. (Your dad is so proud!)
You are doing lots of fun things already and like all new parents, we think you're simply remarkable. You make the cutest noises, and there is one that I've just got to get on video before you decide to stop making it. It's sort of like a loud yawning noise, but you do it just like you're carrying on a conversation with us. Also, your neck is getting much stronger, and you're starting to get a lot better at controlling your head. It's really fun to watch you look around, taking in your world. (You particularly love to look at lights.) You can also kick pretty hard with your feet, which hurts when you kick me in the belly while we're trying to sleep at night, but I know you don't know what you're doing, so it's alright.
Speaking of sleep—you sure do like to be awake! Once you fall asleep you usually sleep for long stretches, but lately, you fight falling asleep like your life depends on it. You'll even lie there while you're falling asleep with your eyes closed, making whiny/crying noises like you're still awake! However, once you're sleeping you often smile while you're dreaming, which is a wonderful thing to see. I only wish we could catch one of your toothless grins on camera!
One thing that is guaranteed to help you fall asleep is to put you in the wrap or pouch. You love being snuggled up next to one of us while we go about the day. You've been on several trips on the MAX now, and you've even been to a movie!
I can already tell you're going to teach us many things. The evenings of colic you've been having lately are teaching us patience and understanding for your feelings. You're still adjusting to being out in this world, after all. It wasn't that long ago that you were still curled up safely inside me. Dad and I will help ease your transition the best we can. We love you so much! Looking forward to the many months of exciting new developments to come.