Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Month 1

My sweet Randall, you have had one heck of a first month. Lots of visitors, presents, cards and food! True, you can't fully appreciate any of that just yet, but there are so many people who love you already, it's possible that you will be spoiled rotten. But sweet rotten, of course.

You've gotten to tour the neighborhood from the comfort of your little baby-pack. Granted, you slept through most of it, but you brought smiles to everyone we passed. Soon, the weather will let us go out every day and you can visit the park and the zoo and help mama garden. I'm sure you'll love getting into the dirt!

You are finally fitting into most of your clothes and are almost ready to move up into the next size of diapers. You eat like you're afraid it's your last meal and you can poo more than seems possible. I'm going to start trying to make some diapers for you and save a little money. Laundry seems easier than buying those expensive little bricks of gold all the time.

You don't seem to have any preferences on what I eat. You get fussy at the same time of day each day regardless of my diet. I appreciate that as I've never been very good at giving up any of my favorite foods. You don't mind that I need a cup of coffee every day and a few handfuls of chocolate as well. I do try to throw in as many fruits and veggies as I can, but I'm afraid you are going to love sweets as much as your mama.

You hate getting into your car seat, but love being there once you're settled. I'll try to be better at remembering to buckle you in. What a bad mom! I've forgotten twice now.

It doesn't really matter where you are, if you're tired enough you can fall asleep anywhere.

And your sleeping? We can't believe how good you are at it. Some nights you only give us three hours at a time, but quite often it's four or five and last night it was more than 7! We sure hope you can keep that pattern up.

I don't want to miss any moment that we have together. It's so hard to share you with other people. You're mine after all, right? You are so sweet when we snuggle and nap on the couch. Your little head just burrows into my neck all warm and cozy.

At the same time, we can't wait to see what your second month will be like. It's exciting to discover your little personality and watch your tiny little self grow. We pray for your health and your heart and that we will make the best decisions for you. Soon we will be playing and laughing and reading and you will love it all!


Kristi said...

That is so sweet! It's amazing what goes on in that first month. Randall is so adorable! Congratulations on month one!

Jean said...

Thank you for sharing her last night. I enjoyed every moment of it. Even when she pooped on me. :)

She looks so grown up in the 1st picture. She really is sweet and a really good snuggler.

Jen said...

I can't believe it has been a month already! I love the first picture where she is sitting on the couch so sweetly.

Cheeky said...

I am jealous of her sleeping. That is a gift. God knew you guys needed sleep, hence giving you Randall--the good sleeper!