*Taken from the brilliant mind of Kerri Sparling, I am planning on writing a monthly letter to my little one, who I have nicknamed â€œFrogâ€ or â€œFroggieâ€ for lots of reasons, but mostly because of how he likes to sleep. Today, heâ€™s a month old! Whoa! Time really does fly!*
You have been such a joy this past month. You have grown from just a brand new little baby to a baby with his own personality and style.
You love to sleep on your mommy and daddyâ€™s chest, with arms and legs curled underneath you (hence the Froggie nickname), and when youâ€™re not sleeping, youâ€™re still curled up, but holding your head up high, looking around with your big, bright blue eyes.
Youâ€™ve gotten mommy and daddy on your schedule, not theirs, sleeping mostly through the night, with the exception of your 1,3, and 5:30am diaper changes and bottles. You even sometimes will let them off the hook for the 3am one, but not very often.
You hate your baths, but you love being dried, dressed, and bundled up to â€œrecoverâ€. (I never knew baths could be such a horrible experience!)
You did great with your first real outing â€“ church. You sat in your seat looking around, listening to the music and people singing, and barely fussed when you wanted your bottle. You went to sleep during service, and afterward got your â€œFirst Tripâ€ picture taken with the Preacher. He even coordinated his suit colors to match your outfit for the picture! I canâ€™t tell you how excited he is about you â€“ from learning you were â€œon the wayâ€ to finding out when you were going to be born. Youâ€™ll have to give him lots of hugs when you get bigger.
Oh, and you love music. You kick your feet, wave your arms around, look around trying to find the source of it, and grunt and coo a little bit when itâ€™s being played. I knew you loved it when you were in my tummy, but now I get to see your little moves here on the outside. Iâ€™ve even started DVRâ€™ing The Fresh Beat Band because you seem to like the music and colors of the show. I even discovered you like to hear me play the piano. You sit up and bounce in your bouncy seat when I play an upbeat song and look at me with bright eyes. And you even like being hummed to when you are going to sleep. I think I may see some sort of music lessons in your future already!
This is my favorite outfit! I love the crab on the butt!
You also like â€œtummy-timeâ€. Youâ€™ve even tried to roll yourself over! I mean, seriously kid, are you trying to grow up faster than mommy and daddy can blink?
Speaking of growing up, every day I canâ€™t believe how much bigger youâ€™re getting. It seems like youâ€™ve grown 2 inches and gained 3 pounds overnight. You outgrew the newborn sized clothes almost immediately, and youâ€™re long enough to fill out the 3 month clothes in your drawers and closet. Hopefully we can stay in these a little while. Your Aunt has even asked if Iâ€™m slipping you some sort of infant Miracle-Gro or something, to which I assure you, I am not. Youâ€™re certainly taking after your dad, growing like a weed.
Iâ€™m so glad your sweet cheeks and hands and feet are all carb-free sugar since I kiss them all the time. Of course, it would help if they werenâ€™t carb-free for the times when youâ€™re fussy and so is my CGM telling me Iâ€™m low. Iâ€™ve learned to let you cry in your cradle while I down glucose tabs and juice. Only once have I had to let daddy hold you through your fit while I deal with my own d-fit. Thank you for trying to be patient with me while I try to take care of things like that.
Froggie, youâ€™re perfect.
Youâ€™re irresistibly adorable to all of us.
And we love you more than words can ever tell.