Happy one month birthday! I can’t believe that it’s been a whole month since I held you in my arms for the first time. It seems like a lifetime ago that I looked into those big blue eyes of yours for the first time. You are the answer to my prayers and it is a joy to be your mama.
The three of us have hit a groove lately – your daddy and I now know what you like – and don’t like. You’ve settled into a bit of a routine, and you’ve turned into a great sleeper at night (thank you!), often sleeping 3-4 hours at a time and always going right back to sleep after I feed you. You’ve got a little bit of colic that makes your afternoons/early evenings a little rough. I wish I could fix that upset tummy of yours, but we will get through it and I hear in another month it should be much better. In the meantime, feeding seems to be the best way to soothe you, and so that’s what we do.
You love to be outside. You love lullabies, especially when I sing along. Luckily you haven’t noticed yet that I’m tone-deaf. You have been to many restaurants and always sleep through dinner in your car seat, completely oblivious to the chaos around you. You’ve been to the Perot Science Museum, to both of our workplaces, to the hardware store, to show houses with your realtor daddy… and of course, on a few ice cream dates with us. You love to ride in the car and are wonderful on the go (and everybody who sees you comments on how beautiful you are… I agree).
You are long and lean – so lean in fact, that you’re still in premie and newborn clothes. Pants and bloomers don’t stay on, so you live in onesies and dresses, and you always look adorable. You have the cutest wrinkles on your arms and legs, and the longest feet I’ve ever seen on a baby. You love to be swaddled, and you love to sleep on your daddy’s chest. He is exceptionally good at calming you down when you’re upset, and he’s the one that gives you all of your baths, which you don’t love yet, but I bet that changes next month.
You are wide-eyed and spend 3-4 hours at a time awake and taking in the world around you. I love to prop you up against my legs and have conversations with you – you stare so intently at me and smile and coo and make the funniest faces. I will never get tired of admiring you, sweet girl.
I love you more today than the day I met you, and I can’t wait to see what next month brings. You are my joy and my delight. I love you, Wrenn Olivia!