This last month has been a big one for you. It has been full of firsts: you went on an airplane, crossed the Mason-Dixon Line, went in the Gulf of Mexico and to the Atlantic Ocean, met my entire family, drank from a bottle, outgrew your newborn clothes and even got your name on your first police report.
You’ve started smiling all the time, but your happiest time of day is between 8 and 9 in the morning. Neither your dad or I are morning people, but your smiles and coos are enough to covert us both. Every morning I set you between us on the bed and we just sit and look at you and watch you smile back at us and laugh at your funny faces and cute sounds. You’ve started “talking” to us and your little noises just make me melt. I love it. Sometimes you take breaks from eating and just lay there and look up at me and tell me all sorts of things. It is so cute. It is even cuter when you do it with your dad. It makes me so happy to see you smile at him. He loves you so much.
You are a champion sleeper. I’m taking no credit whatsoever for this- I haven’t done anything to make you sleep through the night, and I know this might just be a phase, but you’ve been sleeping longer and longer each night, getting up to 8 1/2 hours one night. So keep it up.
We’ve discovered the power of your swing. I tried it when you were just a few weeks old and you weren’t really a fan, but when I tried it again the other day it knocked you out. You turned into a little baby zombie and then you fell right to sleep. It has come in handy when I need to do stuff like cook dinner or shower, but it almost makes me feel guilty about how much it just sucks the life out of you.
You’re so close to discovering your hands. Every so often you will catch sight of them and just stare in wonder. If I put a toy in front of you, you move your arms around- trying so hard to make them do what you want. One of these days your arms are going to listen to your brain and open up a whole new world.
You’ve changed so much in the last month. You have much more of a personality and you’re getting to be way more fun. You’re turning into a real person, and it makes me so excited as you become less of a blob and more of a little dude. It makes this motherhood thing so much easier and way more fun.
You love being in your stroller, so we go on walks everyday- I’m worried your first word might be “Target”. Whenever we're out and about, people comment on how cute you are. The nurse at the pediatrician's office even said that you were "almost too cute to be a boy." It is nice to know that it isn't just us that just can't believe how cute you are.
Keep up the good work, kid. You are such a great baby and you make our life way more fun. Spending my days with you has become a pleasure and it really does get better and better every day. It is hard and sometimes I wonder what in the world we were thinking when we decided to have a baby, but you make it a joy. Seeing you grow and develop is amazing to me and I can tell that it is just going to get more fun as you start to learn new things. Thanks for making our life so great.