Wednesday, March 3, 2010

One Month

Dear Drake,

Your daddy and I wanted you for such a long time that it's hard to believe you have been here for a whole month already!! We love you so much and are excited to watch you change and grow each and every day. You are truly a blessing from God!

You have been a great eater from birth. We have had no problems with breastfeeding and you'll even take a bottle of formula. I'm grateful because your daddy gets to have that bonding time with you, too. You're eating every 2-3 hours (although as I type this, I think you may be going through a growth spurt because you want to eat all.the.time.). You take the pacifier sometimes, but you have also found your thumb!

Sleep has been quite a variable lately. You have had stretches of up to 5 hours between feedings at night but also had nights like last night when you slept only in 45 minute increments. The first week of being home was spent in the pack and play bassinet by our bedside, but you've been in your crib since then.

Your daddy thinks you smile at us, but I know it's just gas. :-)

Tummy time is getting better each day. Today, you were on your belly for quite a while and even lifted your head a little bit. You are so strong. You like to stretch your legs and push yourself up when you are laying on daddy's and my chests.
You enjoyed the sponge baths, but now that your umbilical cord stump has fallen off you really like your "real" bath! You get a bath every 2-3 days and especially like when I wash your hair. I think you enjoy the head massage as much as I do!

During your awake time, you are starting to like the bouncer seat, but you still aren't sure about the swing. You'll stay in it for about 5 minutes before you start getting upset.

You are still wearing newborn size diapers and mostly newborn size clothes although some 0-3 month onesies/sleepers fit.

You still have your blue eyes and daddy and I think they will stay that color. Your hair is a light brown with some tints of red. I'm interested to see what color it will end up being. You have a birth mark on the back of your head - a hemangioma - just like your momma! We've tried to get a picture of it, but it doesn't turn out very well. You'll never know you even have it unless, of course, you want to shave your head like your daddy! lol! You also have dimples which totally surprised me! We don't see them very often, but they are there when you "smile."
Happy one month birthday, Drake!
I love you!


Cady said...

You got your decals! Lucy had a birthmark on the back of her head. I'm kind of glad that's where her's is because her hair will hide it. Happy 1 month birthday to Drake!

Flack Family said...

Too cute!! I can't wait to meet the little guy, he's such a sweetie!!!!!!!!

Jessica said...

How sweet. This will be such a sweet thing to show him when he's older, especially when he's (gasp) ready to have his own kids!

Dave and Elaine said...

Awww. What a cutie!!

Word Nerd said...

Sooo cute! I love the 1 month onesie.

Caroline said...

He is so cute! One month old already!

Tonya said...

Wow Amber already a month! It goes so fast I tell ya!

Tonya said...

p.s. I gave you a blog award

Ashley said...

He's soooo cute!!! Congrats on 1 month...doesn't the time past by quick!!

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

What a little doll. Hes so cute and I cant believe its been a month!!

Lucky Jones said...

I can't believe he's a month old! Seems like just yesterday you were posting you BFP!