You are growing up so beautifully and effortlessly that some days I have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming. In the last month, you’ve shown us so much more of your personality, yet the essence of you has remained the same… YOU ARE ONE CHILL DUDE! You only cry when your basic needs have to be met, which for someone your age is pretty remarkable.
These hilarious pictures were taken before and after feeding and it is quite indicative of your personality. I wasn’t trying to torture you but you can go from 0 to 100 in a matter of seconds
like your daddy and really work yourself up into a frenzy. But, as soon as your needs are met, you’re back to your sunny disposition.
You started smiling a little earlier than usual, but in the last month you’ve really perfected it. You are the happiest when you wake up in the morning. I live for those toothless smiles!!! Around the first month mark you started losing your hair on top of your head and the sides. We called you Friar Lelan because you looked like a little monk, but your hair is starting to come in nicely now. Around the same time, you also developed baby acne, but I will spare you the embarrassment by not posting any pictures. You were still the cutest baby in town!!!
At five weeks we transitioned you into your crib and you took to it like a champ. I could barely sleep that first night, waking up every so often to check on you, but you did wonderful, my darling! You’re such an independent spirit! You have been sleeping through the night since you were almost a month old, for which I’m very grateful. I’ve watched you in your crib for almost an hour just babbling and quietly playing with yourself. You love sleeping on your belly, but I’m afraid to let you sleep for longer periods. For the most part you are a back sleeper. Yesterday, you slept for the first time without being swaddled. You’re flying through these milestones and I’m happy to take your cue. I hope and pray that I’m always tuned into your needs, like I am now, so that I can help you move along in your journey.
You have met so many new faces this month. For father’s day we went to grandma’s house and met more of your dad’s extended family. On 4th of July we went to a pool party where you met your grandma’s friends. We drove to New Jersey to attend your very first birthday party last week. There, you met my friends and their babies. Uncle Jai and auntie Shivi came to visit you on Sunday, July 10th and we celebrated auntie Shivi’s birthday. You loved sitting on uncle Jai’s lap and watching TV with him. It’s been quite an eventful month and we hope to get you out more in the coming months.
You LOVE music… Daddy and I make up silly songs for you all the time in exchange for the biggest smiles. You love bath time and no longer cry during diaper changes. You take meal times very seriously! Currently you’re eating 6 to 7 oz every 4 to 5 hours. We haven’t weighed you since your last doctor’s appointment, but you’ve filled out quite well and I suspect you’re somewhere around 12lbs and maybe 24in long. You love staring at the Montessori mobiles. You make such adorable cooing sounds while underneath them.
My love, so many adventures await next month and I can’t wait to experience them with you! Being your mom is my greatest joy and I take this role very seriously. I will always make you my number one priority, even when life pulls me in other directions. I’m learning to trust you… because already I can see that you know your needs better than I. You are a determined boy and I’m here to help you achieve your goals, whatever they may be!