On January 4th you turned a month old. An entire month has gone by already and I am sitting here scratching my head wondering how?! These last four weeks have been quite a whirlwind, but in the best way possible. I am trying to soak in every last moment I can and bank it in my memory because I know the years go by entirely too fast. I have had so many moms tell me that they can’t even remember their children being this little anymore and I don’t want to forget all the little moments with you!!! If there is anything I have learned over the years, it is that time is a thief!
You are the most incredible little girl in the entire world. Words can’t even begin to describe how I felt the moment I first saw you. My heart stopped beating for a moment and all the love I have pointed right at you. I was so overwhelmed with emotion and joy. It has been my honor to get to know you over the last few weeks here on the outside. There are so many things I want to remember, and here are just a few…
–Looking into your eyes during your feedings. The way you look at me like I’m your entire world fills my heart so full that I can barely stand it!
–The most dramatic of ways that you wake up from a nap. Watching you stretch and move your arms and yawn entirely too big for your little face. It is so adorable! I have literally watched you take 20 minutes to wake up.
–How I’m pretty sure you’ve been smiling since day one, and no it’s different than your gas smiles. You have the most beautiful smile that reaches into your eyes so quickly
–The way you wrap your tiny little hand around my finger and hold on tight. Oh, how I love how you squeeze my finger!!! You do this a lot during your feedings, and there have been a few nights that you have fallen asleep holding my finger as well. I never want you to stop that.
–How amazingly sweet your head smells. I want to bottle that scent because I know it wont last forever!!!
–How long your hair is in the back from the day you were born. It comes down past the neck line on most of your clothes in the cutest way.
–Speaking of your hair, you have the cutest bed head ever. EVER!
–How you go from sweet to hangry in about 20 seconds. Seriously, that hanger you have? It has to come from me.
–The way you light up in the mornings when I start singing Good Morning Beautiful to you. Every. Single. Morning.
–How you hated when Grandma started singing Row Your Boat to you. You loved every song she sang to you except that!
–How you get super excited every time I tell you that Aunt Tracy is on her way to see you. You sure do love her! And trust me, she loves you too and would be here every single day if she could.
–How you love to sleep on your daddy. It is so sweet!
–Your chubby little cheeks. Your long skinny legs. Your perfect little nose. Your tiny wiggly toes. Your adorable belly button!
Your first doctor appointment was on Thursday, December 8th.
Your first outing was with me and your daddy. We met your Memom and Granddaddy at Sam’s Club, then had lunch at Frontera’s and finished our trip at Bargain Hunt. You slept the entire time.
You lost your umbilical cord on Saturday, December 17th.
Your first girl’s day with me and your Grandma happened! We went shopping at Nordstrom Rack, had lunch at Purple Onion where I fed you while your Grandma ate and then she held you and let you look outside while I ate…and then we went to HomeGoods and picked out a lamp for your room. We finished our trip at Moda’s, but you were asleep for that. You were awake nearly the entire time we were in Nordstrom and you didn’t get fussy at all. You just took in your surroundings and enjoyed the time out.