You are one month old! Your life has unfortunately been fully of doctor visits, as you've been sick three out of the last four weeks or so. You have two nasty viruses, but you've proven to be quite the trooper. Your mama is an exhausted trooper. I was sick two out of the last four weeks, and sleep/rest is woefully lacking. It's also taken a lot of work trying to figure you out. Sometimes we fall into an easy feed/play/sleep routine, but then it's disrupted somehow and there is crying. Lots of crying. Nature has programmed the sound of your crying to be worse than nails on a chalkboard. I would do anything to stop that crying, and it's an awful feeling when I can't. Oftentimes your dad will come to the rescue with a tight swaddle and just the right bouncing to get you to sleep.
Here's how it starts, with this boo-boo face:
And then here we go:
You've always liked looking at lights, and now you're starting to watch us. You do have lots of times where you are quiet and alert. And right on your one month birthday you started to smile at us. I caught one, though blurry:
You are 7 1/2 lbs and 21 inches. I think you'll have blue eyes and your brown hair is starting to grow in blond. You look a lot like your dad and his mom and her mom. I think you are so beautiful. Your dad tells you that all the time, too. I love watching you watch your sister, and I keep imagining the two of you playing together and talking together as you get bigger. Thank you so much for joining our family, little one - we love you so much!
And here you are, being one month old: