Thursday, July 15, 2010

One Month

Dear GV,

Today you are one month old. Wow! How did we get here? You are such a special baby. Your daddy and I love you so very much. You were worth the wait.

You've had a great and busy month.

  • You started in the NICU but did so well that you came out in less than 24 hours. 
  • When you came home both Dave and Les were infatuated with you. Dave watched over you and Les was unhappy with us anytime you fretted or cried.  
  • You got your first bottle from Daddy at 4 days.  Mom & Nina went out during your 2pm feeding so Dad took care of you.
  • Even though we had a rocky start to breastfeeding, you became a champion and it only took you 6 days to get back up to birth weight. 
  • Your first road trip (to Florida for Chicken's wedding) was at 6 days. You were a great traveller!
  • You met Chicklet for the first time at 8 days! She gave you a big hug!
  • You rolled over at 9 days! All by yourself. Daddy, Grandma, Grandpa, Nina and I were all there watching you do it.
  • Your first party was at 10 days. Chicken & J's rehearsal dinner. You slept through the whole thing.
  • Your second party was at 11 days. Chicken & J's wedding.  You and I had our first mother-son dance. I cried because I was so happy.
  • First beach visit at 12 days. We only spent about 5 minutes there because you and your mommy got really hot.
  • Second road trip at 13 days. Back home. Also, you pooped on your mommy. So much poop that it came out of your diaper. Ugh!
  • Grandma and Grandpa arrived for their visit when you were 17 days old. Nina missed you so much that she came too.
  • Your first 4th of July at 19 days. Grandma was so excited you had three(!) outfits to wear that day. You lost your umbilical cord today.
  • You met your Uncle E at 20 days. You also went out to eat for the first time. You did great! Also you pooped on your Dad while he was feeding you. Ha! Ha!
  • Because your ped was on vacation when you hit 2 weeks you didn't go for your 2 week checkup till you were 3 weeks old. You rocked the scale at 10lbs 1oz. Someone is a great nurser!
  • That day you finally started using your gpants. Mommy wanted to get a picture of the g on your bum, but you didn't want to. So you rolled over. Again and again. About 6 or 7 times. 
  • Your first bath was at 22 days. You liked it at first but then wanted to be dry again. Like now. We took way too long to pat you dry.
  • Our first day on our own was at 29 days. Nina had gone home long ago, Grandma & Grandpa has left a few days earlier and Daddy went back to work. We had a great day and were very excited when Daddy came home for lunch and at the end of the day.
You are such a good baby. You only get upset when you're hungry.  Much like your dad. Also you don't like having your diaper changed at night. We're hoping that having a wipes warmer will make this a much more pleasant experience. You don't like being hot but you love being outdoors. You don't like being strapped into your car seat but love being swung while in your car seat. During the day you like to be awake after feedings for about an hour or so and then you're ready for a nap. You get the hiccups, a lot. "They" say they don't bug you, but they bug me. You don't like pacifiers. You have 8 and you don't like any of them. I think it's because you don't see the point of them.

Daddy and I love you so much. You are the best part of us.



Beth said...

GV IS destined to be a soccer player! Jordan rolled over at one week! :) Love to all of you!

A said...

SO CUTE! I love this letter :) Glad to hear you're doing well!!

kp said...

What a cute letter...and SUCH an advanced child! So glad to hear everything is going well! Keep it up, Momma!