Thursday, September 22, 2011

1 month old.

Dear Graham,

You are 1 month old.  I can hardly believe it.  But in some ways it feels like you have been a part of our family forever.  You are the perfect little addition. 

You are a great baby.  You are really quiet and rarely cry.  Usually only when you are hungry, cold or have a tummy ache.  You are constantly being loved on and you never seem to mind.  Even when you get hugs from your big brother which unfortunately right now is more of a head butt.  You are going to be tough, that's for sure!

You are a great eater.  You nurse every 3 hours -- sometimes you'll go 4, but it's rare.  Although two nights ago you went 5 hours which meant I got 4 hours of uninterrupted sleep, I felt like a new woman!  But most nights you are like a little alarm clock...every 3 hours.  And you are really growing.  You weigh around 9 pounds and are around 21 inches long.  You were so tiny when you were born but you didn't stay that way for long.  But I'm very thankful that you nurse so well and that you have such a great appetite.

You are still wearing newborn clothes and newborn diapers.  But they are both getting snug.  We will be moving up to size 1 diapers in the next day or so.

Whenever you are mad and crying you grab your hair and pull it and then cry even harder because it hurts.  I'm trying to teach you not to do that.  I also don't want you pulling all your pretty, dark hair out.

You are starting to stay awake a little more.  Usually for an hour or so after you eat and then you go back to sleep.  But at night you usually go back to sleep pretty quickly. 

You aren't crazy about the paci, yet.  I think you would be if you could figure out how to keep it in your mouth.  But you are learning.  You are strong and can hold your head up pretty good.  You also prefer sleeping on your tummy.

You have filled us with so much joy this past month.  I am so looking forward to watching you grow.  God surely blessed us when he gave us you.

I love you buddy!

Here are some pictures of you at 1 month: