You started in month one but by 6 weeks we can’t keep the smile off your face.
Is it normal for an infant to smile this much? Be this happy? It is infectious.
Holding and kissing you and seeing those little lips turn upward makes me feel so satisfied.
The day before you turned 6 weeks old you took your first plane ride with me to Salt Lake City.
You slept the entire time. In your wrap.
Your dad and sis dropped us off, I wrapped you on me on the curb at LAX and then didn’t take you out of the wrap until we had touched down in SLC. Easiest airport, plane ride with a newborn ever.
I was kind of hoping to show you off to the other passengers (I am proud)..but nope. You slept.
Your sweet Grandma, Grandpa and aunts helped watch you while I had to shoot a wedding Saturday. You slept wrapped on Aunt Anna and Aunt Kate helped you take a bottle that night while I shot the reception. You survived!
Leaving you is not my favorite. Feels kind of wrong. Strike that, not “kind of” TOTALLY wrong. Babies are meant to be with their mamas. Fact.
Leaving you to shoot the ceremony was the first time I had left you with anyone but your dad. You were wrapped on Aunt Anna and I turned to walk away from them while fighting back tears. That’s how hard it was to leave you for the first time. That’s how much I worry for your comfort and well being. There is nothing I care more about that you and and your sister being well cared for.
You have grown out of most of your newborn stuff and are wearing 0-3months proudly.
I finally took you to see Dr. Lin before we left for Utah and you weighed in at 12lbs and totlaly healthy. Can’t believe I waited almost 6 weeks for you to see a doctor. Dr. Lin wasn’t concerned at all..he said since I am a 2nd time mom and I pro and I will know when you need to see a doctor. Not sure about that “pro” label but I defintly feel more in the know than I did the first time around. Just as much intuition the first time I have just have more expeiernce now as well.
You are such a great sleeper.
But (there is always a but) you prefer to sleep with me and on me. If this happens you sleep and you sleep soundly BUT if I try to pass you to Dad or set you down you definitly don’t sleep as long or as sound.
Makes doing anything else near to impossible (hence the reason these monthly posts are so belated).
Truthfully I love the way you immediately calm in my arms.
You look at me and feel better.
If that isn’t a self esteem boost I don’t know what is!
I have been shooting more but finding time to sit at my computer to blog or email is proving to be impossible unless you are asleep wrapped on me (like you are at this very moment while I type).
I have a feeling everyone will forgive me for being a bad blogger when I have you to love up. On my death bed I will not regret holding and being with you as much as I could. Pretty sure I will not wish that I blogged more.
That being said I am so proud of myself for journaling in this way. I feel proud that I am documenting your first year this way. I want to document small glimpses of what it was like to be newly with us and how much we loved you. I want you to know your life started this way.
Still have your ear fur. This is my way of keeping track of whether you are still a newborn.
You have so many different expressions. Your smiling face looks so different than your serious one or your hungry one.
You looked a lot like your sister when you were first born but now I really think you look so different.
Your eyes are different. I like looking at you and knowing I made a baby that no one else will ever look like.
Gosh, I love you so much.
I have a bad habit of driving short distances with you in my lap. We are in the back seat while your dad drives..but still. I know it’s naughty but the whole “I’m happiest in mom’s arms” kind of gets me. Sorry laws.
Your new thing is to wait until we change your diaper to poop. You like a clean diaper before you will do the dirty work.
You have started babbling. You like to look right at us and coo and gurgle. Music to my ears.
When you need to cry you go from 0-60. No crying and then huge heartfelt cries. Tears too. So dramatic and so hard to prepare for! It's kind of like you keep it all in and then let it out in an explosion. Wonder who that sounds like.....(ps. not mom)
Your sister has been calling you her “friend” lately. Warms my heart.
This month she is experimenting with her boundaries when it comes to you.
She hugs you and kisses you and tells you she loves you non stop but then every once in a while she will back up and look at your dad and I and ask the question, “ kick baby bruda?”. I try to ignore her and say things like, “ we only hug and kiss and love him. Maybe you can rub his belly or tickle his feet...” This seems to work.
The thing is, she never wants to leave you alone. None of us do.
You are the first person she wants to say good morning to and the first person she cares about seeing if she has been gone.
I am so happy you have eachother.
I am so happy you have someone to talk about your crazy old parents with when you get older.
These past two months have had their ups and downs but my constant is my dedication and focus on my kids and husband.
Somedays I have to remind myself more than others that my #1 job is just being a wife and mother. All the other roles pale in comparison.
Banksy Bear!! You are my little love. I love you this age and know how much I am going to love all of you to come.