To Elliott, at One Month


You're one month old! It's been a whirlwind, amazing month, for sure. Thirty-two days ago, your dad and I were awaiting your arrival but having no idea what you would look like or how your life would change ours. Today, we're getting less sleep but our hearts are fuller than we could have imagined. You are loved by so many others, too- all your grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins couldn't wait to meet you.

You're an easy baby to love. Everyone comments on how alert you are, and "his coloring is so good!", whatever that means. And, of course, how cute you are. You only cry when you need something- to eat, or to be changed, or to be held. We're trying to learn what all your cries mean, because we know you're trying to communicate with us even now.
Elliott at one month

Mostly, you've spent this month eating and sleeping and growing (you've gained 2 pounds!), with the occasional stretch of wide-eyed wonder as you check out our ceiling fans or the bright snow out the window. We love just staring into your big blue eyes while you look around. You love hanging out in the lamb swing or the Ergo carrier. You are a great traveler, and don't seem to mind the car seat too much. I questioned whether we should even get an infant car seat, but with all the cold and snow this month, I'm not sure how we would have managed without one.

Reportedly, you will be even more fun in coming weeks and months. I'm excited to see you smile (on purpose) and start interacting more. Right now, though, we still think you're a pretty cool kid. I think we'll keep you.

Love, Mama

Pictures from Month 1


affectioknit said...

So sweet!

Ashley said...

I'm super jealous of your lamb swing. :-) I wanted one so bad! Maybe with the next kid. Also, he is super cute. I'm counting down the months until I get to meet him!


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