May 27, 2013

1 Month

(written Nov 1, 2013)
Dear Gianni, 

Here are some one-month milestones I don't want to forget...  

You were born 7 lbs, 14 oz, and you never did lose any weight. You came home from the hospital just a little over 24 hours after you were born and at just 70 hours after you were born, you made your first outing to a restaurant to celebrate your Papa's 10 years in the United States. You gave us a little bilirubin scare, but you avoided the suntanning bed, unlike your brother.  By 5 days old, you were on a 3 hour schedule and by 7 days old, you made your church debut. 

At two weeks old, you were 20 1/4 inches long and you hit 8 lbs exactly. Your cord stub hung on until you were between 3 and 4 weeks old. At just over 3 weeks old, you lifted your head and turned it to the other side, while on your tummy. At 3 and a half weeks old, you rolled from your tummy to your back by accident.  Your head just pulled your right over! You also started to grasp things with your fingers and hold on. 

At your one month check-up appointment, you were 21 1/4 inches long, you hit 10 lbs 8 oz, and those 0-3 clothes are barely fitting you!

You slept and slept the day away. No amount of trying to keep you awake after breastfeeding was the least bit successful. You liked to wake up and look around a bit sometimes between feedings. There's little rhyme or reason to it, although Papa, Grammy and I should take most of the blame, as we pretty much just wanted to hold you, touch your baby soft pudges and let you breathe in and out in deep sleep in our arms.

You were altogether and totally irresistible, my sweet one. 

All My Love,