Mar 28, 2016

Connor James: 1 Month


Dear Connor:

We have made it a month! That is hard to believe. In so many ways this has been one of the most challenging months of my life as we adjust to having you in our lives. I wouldn't change a second of it but becoming a mom of two has been really hard. The newborn stage is always challenging and even though you are a laid back kid, it's still a hard.

After being off for three weeks, your dad went back to work so we had our first week of of just you, me, and your sister. It was a bit of a tough week but I expected it would take some time to adjust. You decided that you didn't want to sleep in the morning anymore that week which made it a little bit more stressful. I could get you to nap for about 30-40 minutes at a time but you just weren't interested. Luckily you were still napping pretty decent in the afternoon. You also spent a lot of time eating. Stress eating? You and me both, kid.

Not too much has changed as far as night sleeping. We have started a bedtime routine and you go down pretty good, however that feeding is definitely the hardest to get you down for. You are definitely much better in regards to going back to sleep in your port-a-crib in the middle of the night. Occasionally you put up a fight and we end up falling asleep with you still on us because you just don't want to settle, but that is happening less and less.

You started cooing. You have only done it a couple of times but it's pretty adorable. I'm excited for all the "talking" you are about to start. You definitely spend more time awake - not just because you are being difficult napping in the morning - and you are so curious about the world. You still can't see too far but you take in all you can. You like to look in the direction of the fans and any light you detect.

I have no idea what your weight or height is since we have another month before we go back to the doctor but you are definitely growing. I can already see the changes. You are still mostly wearing newborn clothes but the 0-3 months clothes aren't as big as they once were. You are still skinny but long. I'm definitely curious to how big you are now.

I'm not a big fan of the newborn stage but you are a pretty awesome kid. You are pretty easy and content no matter what's happening. You don't mind your car seat and love the Ergo baby carrier. You aren't a fan of being naked and you hate being hungry, but those are really the only times you cry. You are just not a fussy baby at all, and I will definitely take that.

I can't get enough of you and already love watching you grow and change. You are an awesome little boy. I love you little man.

Love, Mama

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