Wednesday, March 4, 2009

One Month

My sweet son,

Today is your one month birthday-and ironically my original due date!

From the moment the doctor showed me your precious face, just seconds after you came out of my tummy, I felt love in a whole new way. It's an amazing feeling to feel an emotion like that. I imagine you will go through a phase of your life where you will get tired of me telling you how much I love you, but I won't ever grow tired of telling you.

It is true what people will tell you: time does fly when you are having fun. I am still amazed and in awe of you each time I look at you-almost as if I can't believe you are really mine. But I'm so thankful that you are. God truly had a plan in creating you-and we look forward to sharing how much you were loved before you were even born.

You've already been given several nicknames-Juice, Pooter, Squeaker, Lil' Man, Bright Eyes...and Im sure these are only the beginning of the list. But you definitely fit your real name: you are such a peaceful baby. Yes, you have your moments, but you truly have a serene nature-you are content to just stare at the new world around you. I would love to know what you are thinking when you furrow your eye brows--which you do a lot. It seems like this could indicate a "serious" personality, but I think you are just thinking really hard=)

You have my eyes: no question about that. Not sure what color they will be yet. I see so much of your daddy in you--those cute facial expressions, and your cute button nose.

Your dad and I could really stare at you for hours. In fact, I have lost track of time on many occasions while we are cuddling. Watching your eyes move, your mouth form this cute little "o-shape" when you are hungry, and hearing you coo and squeak is priceless. You make this cute little sucking noise when I am burping you when you haven't quite realized you don't have the bottle in your mouth anymore! When you are really hungry, your daddy teases you by making you think his nose is a bottle--mean daddy! Speaking of your dad, he sings a song to you that goes like this: "I like da zipper, I like da zipper" He is not a fan of your button up outfits, so he makes sure you know how much he likes your zipper outfits! You and I usually take a mid morning nap together, and then have tummy cuddle time in the evening while we are watching TV with daddy. I wonder if you enjoy hearing the sound of my heart beat--you did hear it for a long time!

You've had a lot of "firsts" in your first month of life:
  • Got to meet your grandparents, aunt, uncles and special friends
  • Watched and cheered for your parents favorite ACC basketball teams-I am thrilled you felt this way about Duke. You MUST be a Wake fan!
  • Saw your very first snow! The biggest snow we've had in this part of our corner of the world in almost 9 years--although you won't remember it, we made sure to document it for you--and you even got your own little snow ball--you weren't a fan of holding it though.
  • A trip to see your Aunt C--our first big outing--and it made mommy realize how much extra time it takes to leave the house!
  • We take a daily picture (most days--some days the lack of sleep makes me forgetful!) so that we can see how you are growing!
  • You have a really cool and special set of Godparents--we are so thankful they are our friends
  • Today at the doctor you weighed 8 lbs 7 oz and you were 20 1/2 inches long: great progress!
Things you like:
  • When you get to eat: Im so proud and thankful for your willingness to adjust. Thank goodness you aren't a picky eater like me!
  • When you get to sleep: and stretch when you wake up--your arms go up to your head, and your face squishes up-so cute
  • Peeing when you don't have a diaper on
  • Being on your tummy--especially when you are on mommy or daddy's chest
  • Sunbathing: we've put you in the kitchen window to get natural light to help get rid of your jaundice, and you love the warmth
  • Car rides: puts you right to sleep
  • Making noises that are so incredibly cute-sometimes we swear you are laughing!
Things you don't like:
  • Being cold
  • Bath time
  • Wipes
  • Being nakey
Don't grow too fast, little one. I know I'll be writing your Two Month letter before I know it! Thank you for making this last month the most rewarding of MY life--I look forward to each new milestone. You are the most amazing gift-and we give thanks for you every single day.

Love,
Mommy

47 comments:

  1. He's so cute!! Happy 1 month birthday.

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  2. Happy first month, baby! He is just a doll!

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  3. So cute!!!! Love the wrinkled up, thinking face!

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  4. You are absolutely adorable, and you sound like an amazing little man! Keep up the great work!

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  5. Too precious! Where does the time go? My boys will be ONE tomorrow! We also used to use the nose trick to test if they were hungry when they were little. :)

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  6. Happy First Month! He's so cute

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  7. That is such a wonderful note to your son. What a precious gift you have there--Happy One Month Oliver!

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  8. Love the furrowed brow...he must be contemplating his plans for improving the economy!

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  9. Awwwwww!!! Happy 1 month!
    He is so so so cute.

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  10. He is so adorable! I cannot believe it has been a month already.

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  11. Awwww. Making me cry...and in Starbuck's...no fair. :-) So so sweet. A beautiful letter.

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  12. Happy 1 month. He's adorable!

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  13. That made me cry! Happy 1 month!

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  14. Beautiful! I imagine he will love reading these one day. Happy first month birthday O.

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  15. Happy 1 month, O!

    He's SO adorable!

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  16. Love everything about this post. Happy 1 month, O-man! Oh, and funny note - we do the same picture thing with Gavin and his bear...we just did his 2 month. Great minds...

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  17. I love everything about this. He is so precious with his scrunched up face. I like all his nick names... I bet there will be more. ;O)

    Keep us up to date with his progress, and YOUR progress with motherhood. So proud for you.

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  18. Happy One Month Birthday, little guy!

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  19. Wow, what a month! This is a very beautiful post and something you will cherish forever.

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  20. Happy Birthday, O. This was such a wonderful birthday letter to read.

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  21. What a sweet and lovely scrunchy face. My BFF's daughter used to do that a lot and I loved it. She is 6 now and super smart and so excited about learning new things. I am sure that Oliver is just taking it all in and absorbing it. Either that or he is pooping. :)

    It sounds like you guys are enjoying every little thing about being new parents. I am so envious and can't wait for my turn.

    Give him big kisses from his internet family.

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  22. He is precious! Happy 1 Month!

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  23. Happy one month birthday! My how the time sure flies :-)

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  24. Oh JJ he is just so sweet. My own son just turned one year! Oh how that makes my heart ache!
    Daddy isn't so mean, that's how I knew if my kids were hungry too. I was totally slow on the uptake of figuring out their cues...once I did, they changed them!!! W/O sending me a memo no less!

    Congrats Momma

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  25. happy first month-day, oliver!

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  26. Wow, fast month!!

    He's adorable!

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  27. SUCH A CUTIE! Happy one month birthday, little man! ((HUGS))

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  28. He is adorable! Enjoy him while he's teeny. The time goes by much too quickly!

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  29. I'm only a month late to the game - congratulations! He's adorable. I love the top picture. Clearly, he does not appreciate you committing the name pooter to internet infamy. Future girlfriends are going to give him grief.

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  30. I love the thinking look:-) He's so adorable...and what a great idea to write the monthly letters....don't forget the nickname of Ron!:-)

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  31. ADORABLE! .. HE is so handsome. Happy 1 month. Just Wait - he will LOVE being naked very soon. THe peeing with a diaper off - UGH, yes,.

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  32. Sweet letter! He is just adorable!

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  33. Seriously - 1 month already??? Time is going by so fast. He is just precious and I love that serious face. Happy first wonderful month!

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  34. I had to swallow hard a couple of times - you almost got me!

    He is beautiful!

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  35. I know you have your hands full, but I nominated you for something on my blog. :)

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  36. Happy belated one month, Oliver! Love, your friend B

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  37. He is so amazing.

    We love the zippers, too. They need to make more girl outfits with zippers, I say.

    Enjoy your little man.

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  38. That look of deep concern on his face is adorable!!! What a super cute little guy!

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  39. too cute!! happy 1 month to you and your little man!!

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  40. Happy One Month!! He is so adorably handsome!!

    I'm totally overdue in saying this, but...Congratulations on your little man!!!

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  41. He has such a charismatic, expressive face. What a gem. I'm so happy for you. That is one well-loved kid.

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  42. What's up with Twitter?

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  43. Well, I'm a little late on the 1 month wishes (or perhaps I'm just early for the 2 month! lol) Your litle man is just so CUTE!!! What a wonderful blessing!!!

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