Sunday, September 27, 2009

1 Month Old!

Gemma is 1 month old today!

She is absolutely beautiful.

I don't have time to post the picture right now, or even write a full post but I wanted to make sure I got something down on the actual day in case I didn't have a chance to later.

Me being sentimental again.

So Gemma at 1 month...

You started out as a great sleeper but we have had some regression. As much as I swore I wouldn't you end up sleeping with me (yikes) in two hour spurts. Usually in your little co-sleeper but when I am extra tired, right beside me.

During the day you sleep best in someones arms. You wake up pretty soon if I lay you anywhere. You are starting to tolerate the swing a little more though.

You eat well, sometimes it feels like constantly, and this month has been a lot of trial an error but I think we are making progress.

Your newborn sleepers are getting a little snug so we are moving on up to 0-3 months. You are still too tiny for the 0-3 month outfits though so you are wearing the same 5 outfits you have had from the beginning still. I would have bought more if I knew you were going to wear them for this long I promise! Every one told me that you wouldn't. Oh, and your diapers are size one.

Your hair has gotten a little lighter I think but it still spikes up. I love your spikes. They make me swoon. Naunie Donna really wants me to brush them down. I am not sure if it would do any good...Plus, I could never bring myself to do it!

Your eyes have changed from blue to dark grey. I swear they will be brown eventually, but not yet!

You are a good baby. You only cry when you need something or you aren't feeling well. Unfortunately, you haven't been feeling well for a couple of weeks due to this silly reflux but I am working on getting you in tip-top shape. Your cries break my heart, especially the ones coming from pain.

I don't quite have a nickname for you yet. I call you Punky, Chickadee, Gemma-Bean, and sometimes Gemmy (another thing I swore I wouldn't because it sounds like you are saying Jimmy).

The whole family loves you and they fight over who gets to hold you when we visit. I think you enjoy the attention because you always seem extra well behaved then!

From the moment they laid you on my tummy until this moment right now (where you are sleeping, appropriately propped on my tummy) my love for you has grown. I have admitted before that it has been hard but I really feel like it is getting easier for us both. You are figuring the world out and I am figuring you out.

We were strangers and I am finally getting to know you. I have a lot to learn about you still and I am really looking forward to it.

Gosh, I really love you!

1 comment:

  1. So sweet! The mother thing kinda sneaks up on you, and then all of a sudden it's just there and things that never meant anything before seem so important.

    Spencer started off not sleeping with me, but it eventually happened. She slept better and MUCH longer when she beside me, and since it was just me taking of her, I decided in the interest of self-preservation that it would be okay. She sleeps in her crib now, so it worked out fine, don't worry if starts happening :)

    Happy 1 Month Birthday Gemma!