Monday, October 22, 2012

letters to ollie: 1 month

My dear baby, I can't believe you're already a month old!
People aren't kidding when they say time goes by so fast.
You've grown so much already.
I don't even know where to start.

Here are your stats for the month:
4 weeks old
11.4 pounds
20.5+ inches (you haven't been measured since your first week)

Everyday we learn a little bit more about you.
You LOVE to eat.  It's probably one of your favorite things.
Every 2 hours, on the hour, you know it's milk time.
You'll wake up from a dead sleep, lips smacking and head turning until you find your way to the milk.

One of your other favorite things as of late is baths.
Daddy got his wish.  You are most definitely a water baby.
You love sitting in your little bath tub in the warm water.
You better watch out come spring.  Your daddy plans on getting you in the pool as soon as it's warm again.

One of your best quirks?
You are one LOUD baby.
You seriously make noise all the time.
You weren't so noisy the first 2 weeks, but now?
Boy oh boy do you love grunting.
You grunt when you wake up.  When you eat.  While you're sleeping. And every time you stretch.

(Believe it or not you're actually yawning and stretching, not yelling in this picture.)

One of my favorite things lately is waking up to your adorableness.
You sleep right on my chest at night, all cozy and warm.
In the mornings I wake up to your head bobbing, mouth grunting, and you're always attempting to eat my face.
You tend to wake up ravenous in the mornings!
I can't help but laugh every time.

Daddy and I don't know who you look like quite yet.
Everyone seems to have their opinions of course,
but we'll just wait and see as you get older.
All I know if that you're perfect.
You have a perfect little face.
With perfect little toes, fingers, and ears.

You're getting so close to smiling.
It used to be that you'd have "gassy smiles," but now it seems like you're close to actually responding to us.
You do so many adorable faces.
Some of your favorites are "angry faces" as we call them.
You like to furrow your brow, pucker your lips, and have a stare off with me or dad.
And we just stare back, because we both know you're only going to be this little for such a short time.

I know it seems silly, but I can't believe how sad I am that you're already growing so fast.
You grew out of your newborn diapers after 2 weeks and by 3 weeks you grew out of your newborn clothes.
You're wearing 0-3 month clothes and even some 3 month clothes.
Boy oh boy are you gonna be a big boy.
The pediatrician says you're in the 90th percentile for both height and weight already.
You're definitely giving Momma and Daddy some toned up arms.

My little boy, I can't even tell you how much I love you.
Your daddy and I are so very very in love with you.
The first couple weeks were seriously a little crazy for us.
You didn't like all.
But now that we realize you just didn't like sleeping alone, we're all much happier.

I sometimes sit and think about the person you're going to grow up to be.
And as much as I love imagining the wonderful man you'll be one day, I never think about it for too long.
Because I don't want you to grow up just yet.
I want you to be my snuggly little baby for just awhile longer.
I want to hold you close and know that you're all mine and that in your little world, your daddy and I are everything to you.

It's difficult for me to fully comprehend the fact that I'm a mom and that I have a son.
More than anything I just feel truly and immeasurably grateful that Heavenly Father would bless me with such a sweet baby.
It's so comforting to know that Heavenly Father entrusted one of his dear children to my and hubby's care.
It gives me the confidence that I'm doing something right.
It makes me believe that I really am qualified to be your momma.
And that's a job I'm both terrified and thrilled about having forever.

My little Ollie, keep on growing and keep on being adorable.
You make me smile and laugh every day.
Love you more than I can tell you,


Scott Boice said... Best Blogger Tips

boy, he has started to fill out. his little legs and tummy are so much bigger than 2 wks ago. loved all the pictures and thoughts
you know you have to do the same for all your babies. lol
from grandma boice

Leah said... Best Blogger Tips

What a sweet letter Candace! There's no doubt that you love your little boy! So happy for you. :)