Saturday, September 11, 2010

1 Month (a week late!) Old Update


I'm stealing this idea from my friend Rachel over at Calton Corner.  Each month she writes a cute letter to her handsome son Brennan to record his milestones and fun things going on to remember about his growth!  Also thanks to Rachel for teaching me how to do a link :)

Dear Stafford,

This post is a week late, pretty typical of your Mama both before and after you arrived.  You however arrived early, on August 7, 2010.  Your due date was the 20th but I knew you'd come early.  You were too ready to see the world and be a part of what was going on!

You are growing very fast!  Too fast!  Sometimes at night when I am nursing you before bed I get sad when I think of how fast you are growing.  I think about the fact that someday your tiny little hands will be bigger than your Mama's and maybe even your Daddy's!  You have big feet with long toes and long fingers.  You love your hands and you refuse to have them swaddled.  You have lots of curly hair and it has blond tips!  Your eyes are a beautiful blue color and you are a little skinny man.  So far you are only wearing newborn clothes and diapers (we like Pampers!).  I tried a 0-3 month outfit and it was way too big for you for now.

You are a super happy baby!  We have established a flexible 3-hour schedule for eating, playing and sleeping.  When you wake up from a nap you eat and then if you are awake we have some play/awake time until you are sleepy.  Sometimes you stay awake for the entire time between feedings.  You are very happy and content during those times and your eyes are always wide open and looking around the room.  Sometimes you have a pacifier but if you don't want it you spit it out or hold your lips closed so we can't put it in.  Strong willed already!

You have been a great sleeping so far!  We don't have a consistent bedtime yet because sometimes you like to stay awake a little longer than we want you to!  But once you go to sleep sometimes you sleep for 5 or 6 hours before you wake up.  If your parents would learn to go to bed when you did we would get a lot more sleep!  Still we are thankful for those long stretches and it helps us feel rested for the mornings!  Daddy usually gets up to change your diaper for Mama because it takes her so long to wake up in the middle of the night.  Then I feed you and you go right to bed.  We are hoping to move you to your room soon because you are a very loud sleeper!  You grunt and groan and make all sorts of funny noises!

So far you've been such a good traveler!  You don't mind your car seat and even stay awake sometimes while we are driving.  We've gone all sorts of places together-church, out to eat, grocery shopping, the chiropractor and even to visit our family in Chattanooga.  While we were in TN you had your first bottle.  We also got to meet one of your great-grandmas and great-grandpas and some of your cousins!  You did a great job on your first roadtrip!  At home we've even started going on walks in the running stroller.  Hopefully you'll take after your Daddy in the running area, Mama isn't quite the expert!

We LOVE being your Daddy and Mama and can't wait to watch you grow and change.  Just don't do it too fast!!

Love,
Daddy & Mama

3 comments:

Tricia said...

That is so sweet! How wonderful that he's sleeping for you already. :) He's such a cutie, Laura!

Amber said...

So sweet. Sounds like he is a wonderful baby. He's def. a cutie!

Austin said...

I LOVE this! So cute and such a good idea!

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