Monday, September 1, 2008
Today my sweet baby boy is one month old! I can't believe how much more quickly the time has passed now that he's actually here. The above picture is my best attempt at catching his smile on camera. We get to see little smiles daily, but I never have my camera ready in time to capture them. Brody has me wrapped around his tiny little fingers. I love every little bit of him, and I feel so blessed to get to be his Mommy! I beg him everyday to please not grow up too fast, but I have a feeling he won't listen to me there. At his four week check-up he was weighing in at 9lbs, 2oz and is now 22 inches long. He's pretty close to growing out of those newborn outfits and will soon be able to wear some of his 0-3 month stuff! To everyone who ever said: "babies are a lot of work", I've found it to be much more true than I could have ever prepared myself for. But its worth every moment of it, even the ones at 3:00am. Although I'm quite thankful to report we don't see much of each other at 3:00am anymore... a few nights ago, he slept through the night for the first time! We got almost a full seven hours out of him, which I think is amazing for a four week old. For the most part he's been keeping on this routine ever since, so we are hoping it continues. I love the little parts of his personality we are able to see. He seems very alert for his age. I call him my "little man", because a lot of times when he's awake he has a very serious look on his face... He makes lots of cute faces already, and its kind of hard to tell who he looks like more at this point. My first impression when he was born was that he looked just like his Daddy, but now I can see a lot of resemblence to both of us. It's funny how quickly they grow and change. I'm so thankful for the invention of the digital camera because without it, it would be much more difficult to capture this precious time in his life. I'm much more thankful that God has blessed us with such a perfect baby boy. I still can't believe that he's ours sometimes... but I couldn't be happier that he is!