Monthly Letter: One Month

Dear Caleb,

Today you are one month old. It seems like only yesturday daddy and I were bringing you home from the hospital; and yet, I can’t even remember what life was like without your little coos and sighs, and those loving looks you give us with your big brown eyes. Everyday I wake up, slightly grumpy at my lack of sleep, but oh so happy to see you, and cuddle you and cover your cheeks with kisses.

You no longer look like a newborn… you seem to have grown up quickly before our eyes. And actually you have grown quite a bit! At our midwife appointment on Wednesday, Luba weighed you and announced that you were now 10 pounds, 4 ounces! That is a huge gain from the 6 pounds and 14 ounces we left the hospital with. And after much squirming around, we managed to measure your length – 20.5 inches – that’s a whole inch you’ve grown in a month.

You definately have a little personality now. You have gotten much better with diaper and clothing changes, and only cry if you were woken up, or if we take too long to change you. And you enjoy your bath time, as long as the hair washing is finished. You still like it when mommy sings to you, but also have an interest in books. Your favorite story book is “Moo Baa Laa Laa Laa”. And of course you still like U2, and your daddy’s finger.

You are also getting more interested in different objects. Your vision is getting clearer, and you are able to focus and track people, and your favorite toys: your cow, your blocks and your Eeyore.

You are also lifting your head more, and enjoy long periods of tummy time. You also enjoy being in your swing and chair, and are much more content to be on your own, without having to be held as much. Of course your favorite place to sleep is still mommy and daddy’s arms… but we are enjoying our cuddle time with you as much as we can.

You have also started smiling!

Happy one month Caleb. We love you so very much. Please don’t grow up too quickly!


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