Monday, January 30, 2012

One Month- 1/30/12

Dear Hunter,

Today you are one month old. I cannot believe that one month ago I gave birth to the most perfect baby boy. In the month you've been here you've already brought so much joy to our lives. Your daddy and I love you so much and everyday thank God for blessing us with you.

The past month has been one of the most challenging and rewarding for us. We've never been so scared or worried as we were the first week after you were born and in the hospital but you came through like a champ and are growing and thriving everyday.  Your doctor is so impressed with how well you are growing and how strong you are already. You already are able to hold your held up well and your little legs are so strong your daddy is convinced you'll be standing on your own in a few weeks (I told him it may be a little longer before that happens!)

Mommy and daddy haven't gotten much sleep the past month but waking up every morning to your sweet little face and seeing your little smiles makes the sleepless nights totally worth it. I spend my days staring in amazement at this incredible little person that your daddy and I created. Each day you show us more and more of your little personality. You are such a sweet baby and you love to be held and snuggled. So long as you have a full belly and a clean diaper you are a happy camper. You love to smile and make silly faces at your daddy. Not a day has gone by that you haven't made us smile and laugh and count our blessings for having you in our lives.

Here are some of your one month stats:

Weight- at 3 weeks you weighed 9lbs 7ozs, almost 2 pounds up from your birth weight. I suspect you're right at 10 pounds now.

Eating- you LOVE to eat and can easily chug a 4-5oz bottle. You eat every few hours and are doing well with nursing though you prefer the ease of bottle.

Sleep- you are slowly learning your days from nights. You are now staying awake more during the day and sleeping in 3 hour increments at night. There are still nights when you wake up every hour or take a long time to go back to sleep but it's getting better everyday. You don't really like to lay flat on your back or sleep in your bassinet. You much prefer to sleep in your pack n play or on the boppy and your favorite is to nap with mommy or daddy on the couch.

Clothes- You can still fit into some of your newborn clothes but are rapidly growing out of them. The 3 month clothes are still a tad too big. It already makes me sad to see that some of your clothes are too small already.

Favorites- You love reggae music. Anytime you get fussy we put on some reggae music and you almost immediately calm down. You also love your pacifier, or as you daddy likes to call it, your mute button. You love to lay on the boppy and stare at mommy during the day. You love riding in the carseat and immediately go to sleep when riding in the car. You are slowly learning to enjoy bath time.

One month pictures

We love you so much Hunter!



Kristen at First Name Smith said...

I cannot wait to get my hands on him this weekend! He's so adorable Shannon!

Heather said...

Happy one-month birthday, Hunter! What a big, beautiful little boy!

Kristen said...

One month already!?!?

He is too cute.

I love the Kristian calls the pacifier the mute button :-) too funny!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Oh my goodness he is such a little cutie! I can't believe how big he is and one month? Wow, where has the time gone.

I LOVE That he likes to listen to reggae music! That is just the cutest thing!

beka said...

He is such a sweet-looking little guy!

carrie1 said...

Happy One Month!! =)

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Wow! One month!! What a handsome the tie sticker!

Bonnie-Lynn said...

Wow i can't believe he is a month old already. He will be 6 months on my wedding day.

Meg said...

I can't believe little man is a year already, that is incredible. He is adorable and I am glad he is starting to sleep better, I'm sure no one is as glad as you guys are. :)

I am ready for time to keep flying so I can hold my little babe.

AmyJean {Relentless Bride / Fry, The Baby} said...

I can not believe how quickly that month flew by!! What a cutie he is!