Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

1 month | where does the time go?

my sweet lil' g,

you are already one month old!  where has the time gone?  it seems like just yesterday i was being admitted into labor and delivery to bring you into this world.

we've had some bumps over this first month son.  your first few weeks were hard.  you know what amazes me?  even in your first few days, when all you knew of this world was machines, needle pokes and the as often as we could cuddle from the mama and the daddy you smiled when you slept.  what an amazing blessing you are son.  even when life is awful - you still smile.  such lessons you have already taught us. :)

daddy and i chose to name you grant because it means a great man; a tall man.  while there is no doubt you will be a great man - the latter - a tall man maybe not.  when considering your torso to legs ratio - it just doesn't look promising... but we'll see.  your name fits you already son - you are so great.  such a blessing and we adore you.

you really should know, too, that i am a habitual baby head sniffer.  you smell like heaven and that's no joke.  my favorite thing to do each time i lay you down to sleep is run the bottom of my face against your head and hair before i give you the last little kisseys before you drift completely off to sleep.  yum. :)  i loves it.

your sleeping better... but not great.  but it's ok.  the night time is our time and if i'm honest - i rather enjoy it.  it's really the only time when it's just the two of us and we can look in each other's eyes and talk about what you'll be when you grow up and what you really think about your sister giving you 10,000 kisses each day. :)  and - you did give me one night where you slept for 6.5 hours in a row.  thank you for that my sweet boy, your mama needed it.

speaking of your sister... you adore her.  and it makes my heart sing to watch the two of you interact.  you love to watch her run around and make crazy noises and when she comes over to give you kisses sometimes you enjoy it... other times you turn your nose up to her... literally.  it's hilarious.

we've been to the doctor several times this month and while you started out eating and gaining weight like a champ - things have slowed as you have developed acid reflux.  your doc thought you may have pyloric stenosis (which would have required out of town surgery) but thankfully you do not.  you can't ever lay flat and you often spit up much of what you eat - but through it all your still a happy little dude.  we've got you on some medicine and it really seems to be doing you some good.

i can't believe we've already been a family of 4 for an entire month.  i already can't remember what life was like without you because with you it's so much better.  daddy, nora and i adore you g-man.  we are so very blessed to have you in our family.  oh how i do look forward to watching you and nora grow.  the two of you make daddy and i's lives better than we ever thought was imaginable.  

i love you sweet boy.