9.22.2008

1 month old!



I cannot believe that our little man is 1 month old today! I hear that time flies and it's so true. Here are some notable things (mostly for me to be able to re-read when he's 19):

Today: September 22nd, Declan is 1 month old!
Weight: probably nearing 9 lbs
Nicknames: Decs, little guy, buddy
This past month...
-We endured the roller coaster of constant crying and fussiness until his pediatrician diagnosed him with reflux and gave us some happy medicine to calm his stomach acid. He's recognizably better. Still a challenging baby, but much better!
-We've seen him grow out of a few of our favorite newborn outfits already and he's moved on from NB diapers to size 1.
-His cheeks have filled out so much this month!
-Just this past week or so he has been so alert. We have more awake and non-crying times these days.
-He loves white noise, the "shhhhh" sound, his Rockabye Baby Coldplay CD and to be swaddled.
-He has had 2 "parent-less" adventures and was babysat by both sets of his grandparents and one set of great grandparents.
-He had his first church visit this week. Most of it was spent eating in the cry room and walking around the foyer. He did like the worship music a lot, though!

We absolutely love this little guy!! He's changed our life in such a positive (and sometimes overwhelming way). Can't wait to experience all his changes this next month...



**edited later to add...gosh, I'm stupid. I was celebrating Declan's "month old" birthday and, really, it was only 4 weeks. He was a month old on the 25th. I'll try to get it right next month. ;)

5 comments:

Tracey said...

You look so so happy! Glad you survived with no sleep...gives me hope!!! God Bless!

EmilyLove said...

this picture makes me cry! please frame it!! way to go on "journaling" his first month! i wish i still did that...

becklaw said...

the picture is so precious! I want a copy! I can't wait to get your christmas card so I can have you 3 on my fridge.....

Emily said...

Isn't it fascinating how fast they change...and how fast your life changes, too! :) Can't believe it's already been a month - congrats! Our Lil Man is almost 8 months & I'm like "What?! Really?!" You are so blessed! :)

Melba said...

Adorable post from a new mommy...the picture is absolutely fabulous too!! I can NOT believe your little man is already a month old...where does the time go?!

Melba