Dearest Little Sailor –
You turned one month about a week and a half ago (sorry for the tardy post) – the days, though hard, seem to be flying by! Even though your brother is not too much older than you, I had totally forgotten how it is to have a newborn! Life with two is much harder than with just one – logistically speaking. When both you and your brother are in need of being fed, and there is only one of me (that has happened for 8 hours so far, but today starts a new era of being the only one here, for at least a week and a half!), it is just hard! Now I realize how easy life is with just one baby… just wish I had appreciated it more at the time.
So you do a lot of sleeping, but you really aren’t on a schedule yet. It probably will be another 2 months before you are really on a schedule, and that is tough for me. But you really only cry when you are hungry or have a dirty diaper or are tired. During the witching hours, you do get fussy, and seem to need to cry a little before you can settle down to sleep. You long sleep stretch seems to come after your evening (8pm-ish) feeding.
Some days I am lucky to get a little cat nap in – the middle of the night feedings are really tough! At least you *usually* will go right back to sleep after that feeding. I think I am getting more used to getting less sleep /disturbed sleep. Helps to have a caffeine jolt mid-morning to power through the day.
You dad is also feeling the effects of having a newborn. Lucky for me, he is a good helper!
This month, you’ve had a lot of grandmother lovin’:
PoPo was a huge help the month that she was here – she loves you and your brother so, so much! She’ll be back tomorrow (yay!) and we are all excited to see her again.
Your Nana was excited to get to meet you! She also was a lot of help for the week and a half she spent down here. Exciting news, you’ll have a little cousin come October! Yay!
You got to meet a lot of the ladies at your Sip and See, which was on your month birthday! I had gotten you a newborn bubble, but it was too little for you! The 3-month bubble was much better. You definitely have gotten my appetite – insatiable! You seem to have a hollow leg, as you eat a lot! But you are really long, so you don’t look too chunky.
I love this picture of you – you look like a little bug! You really are a good baby – and I love you so much. I can’t wait to get to know you as you grow and see your personality develop. As it is, you can go from sound asleep to blood curdling screaming (because you are hungry) in just under 3 seconds – there is no warning whimper from you. We all have learned that you need to be fed ASAP STAT – and that you won’t accept slowness on anyone’s part.
You also hate blankets of any sort on your body – you will often kick them off or somehow remove them. Whenever I go in for you late night feeding, 9 times out of 10, you no longer have the lightweight blanket I have put on you.
Your brother loves you very much as well. He always wants to kiss you and pat you. I can’t wait until you guys are able to play together! You will both has so much fun!
Buddy, I can’t imagine life without you. You have completed our family! We are a family of 4 (so crazy!). Your dad and I love you so so much!