I can't believe you are one month old already!!
The past 30 days have been a whirlwind of late nights, long exhausting days and lots and lots of love. I remember people telling me that you never know how much you can love someone until you become a mother and I never really believed them, until I met you. When you were born I looked into your little face and I knew in that instant that I just met someone that I was going to love for the rest of my life! You looked up at me with those steel blue eyes and I just knew that you knew who I was, that I was your mother, and that I would take care of you.
The first few days in the hospital were very tiring. The nurses helped us learn to breastfeed and by the time we left when you were three days old you were a good little nurser and I was getting used to your hunger cues and following your lead. Now one month later you are still nursing like a champ and taking a bottle easily from Daddy too! Nice job! Some babies have a hard time switching from bottle to breast but you seem to take most things in stride (you take after your dad that way!)
You love to snuggle with us and like falling asleep on our chests at night time the best. Unfortunately for you your daddy and I live in perpetual fear of rolling over and smooshing you in our sleep so you sleep in your little co-sleeper bassinet right next to mommy at night. Unfortunately for us you hate being in it unless you are REALLY asleep when we put you in there. That leads to several dances of "is Nathan asleep? I think so let's put him in the bassinet" to which you wake up and realize where you are and are not a happy camper! When you were almost three weeks old we finally realized that you sleep better at night when you are swaddled really tight and since then you have been sleeping better (but you still don't like sleeping alone!)
Every day we learn something new about you, you are constantly growing and changing. Your daddy and I love to watch your little face as you study the world around you. Your little brow furrows as you look into and study our faces. Your little arms and legs flail and your little hands grasp on to our pinky fingers. Your little face is so expressive! When you smile (I know now it's only gas) it's melts mommy's heart. All you are focused on is feeding and growing and we are helping you along and trying to provide for you in every way we can. Everything about you is a miracle, our little miracle.
Your name Nathan means HIS gift
you truly are a gift from GOD
we are so proud to call ourselves your parents
and we can't wait to see what next month will bring...
We love you always
Mommy & Daddy
-we will take official one month photos soon but until then here is a little slideshow full of pics from the last month!