Month one

This is all a big smattering of thoughts because I never fully understood what you all meant when you said you had “baby brain.” If I’d only understood, I would’ve bought you breakfast and cleaned your house and not asked you any questions about anything except if you want fries with the burger I will bring you for dinner tomorrow. How long does it last mamas? Is this a forever thing? Baby brain is so real in me right now, but let’s give this post a try anyways!

So yesterday was Luke’s one month birthday.. shocking!! I cannot believe how quickly time passes. A month in my “former” life (Life before little one!) flew by like it was just another month. In his life though, every moment is new—learning about this world he’s just joined and the sleeping, eating, pooping, rocking, sniffling, crying, smiling (yup, he’s smiling!) and what the heck is up with these huge faces staring at him all day 🙂 A month is a very big thing!

I’ve written little letters to Luke about once a week to just document what he did that day or how i’m feeling or what we love about him, etc. I don’t have a typical baby book but I feel like this will do just fine for our little man. I asked James if he had a baby book and he looked at me like a crazy person (I’m sure he did :). I, on the other hand, love mine and have looked through it multiple times since we’ve been home from the hospital, but I suppose letters will do for now.

Which reminds me.. I’m looking forward to writing out what birth looked like for me (for us). I ended up having an emergency c-section and recovery has been extremely different than what I ever expected. I planned for everything (or so I thought) but I didn’t plan for an emergency, much less the c-section. But the part of the plan that was most important is that Luke came into this world healthy, and that was very much the case (thank you lord!). I’ve written it out for myself but would love to share. While I believe that birth is private and personal, I’ve gained so much from all the stories out there (yours, maybe!) and just can’t imagine keeping all of it to myself! Life is truly a miracle and I can’t wait to share that.

Well. Since it would be very un-blogger-mommy of me to neglect a monthly update of our little man, let’s do this thing! I am excited at the prospect of looking back in a year on the many things that happen month-by-month, let alone just the physical changes (yes, we’re waiting on those chubby rolls to develop!!). Happy one month little man, you are our treasure.

luke at one month:
+ somewhere in the 8 lbs range now!
+called a dreambaby primarily by auntie priska
+has serious fomo (he will fight to be awake with every muscle)
+already longer and no longer fitting in a few of his trusty newborn clothes
+but still swimming in a few of the 0-3 🙂
+ smiling at us often
+biggest smiles last night after his 4am feed for both of us (amazing!)
+loves the carrier, sleeping on us, falling asleep on mama after his 7am feeding
+everyone says he looks like “us” but really looks like “luke” (we love this!)
+has a mohawk, which daddy loves to style (hence, baby brush in the diaper bag)
+has a cry in which the bottom lip shivers. it is heartbreaking really..
+and the most important thing, is already loved by
so many in our lives, nothing more special than that

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