one month has passed since you graced us with your presence. it feels like just yesterday and a lifetime ago all at once. my heart is filled up and i can't seem to remember what life was like without you.
i am overwhelmed with concern for you and i may never sleep the same again. in all of my dreams i never knew how much i would love you, this intense feeling grows more every day.
my little birdie, you are the perfect blend of papa and me bundled into 10 pounds, 1 ounce (already). you have a peaceful presence, serious expressions, and the most beautiful little face i've ever seen. your skinny little legs and broad belly make us think you will have papa's ribs (sorry). you little blue eyed baby, if your eyes really are mine you will become a brown eyed girl.
last week you started holding your hands together and you now love to suck the side of your thumb. you touch and grab us (the most amazing feeling). becoming more aware of your world, you now follow objects with you eyes/face. you swat and kick at your 'forest friends' and are staying awake more and more every day. you are only 'crybaby' when you are hungry during the day but you still only wake once (or twice if you count 6am) in the night. thank you. you are sportin' a receding hair line with pride and raging baby acne doesn't phase such a cool girl. bath time is the best time and i am hopeful that you are a water baby when we start swimming this spring. you love bing crosby, particularly swing on a star, counting your blessings, and mele kalikimaka.
it is so very bittersweet to think of all we have to look forward to. the smiles, talking, big 'too-tight' hugs, and more. but for now, stay my tiny baby.