May 27, 2015

Month One

Dear Parker,

You are one month old today. My, how time flies! Your Dad and I are in this weird time warp - you fit so well with us it seems like it's been longer than a month, but at the same time we can't believe a month has gone by so quickly already. (Also, you should probably just get used to me saying that because I'm pretty sure it's only going to speed up over here, and not slow down).

You sleep for three hour stretches at night which doesn't seem like much, but after waking up every two hours, three hours seems downright glorious. Your favorite way to sleep is on someone, but we recently discovered you do really well flat on your back (as opposed to slightly elevated in little cradles or chairs), so here's hoping that helps you sleep even more!
Your hair is starting to come in a little bit more and there's definitely a red tint to it which I love love love! It's long enough now when you sleep on one side it gets puffy and sticks up, giving you a mad scientist look which is hilarious!

You are starting to enjoy your swing a little bit more, and watching you discover the animals at the top was amazing to witness. (Momma might have cried a little bit - don't worry, you'll get used to that). You're not super impressed with tummy time, but you have a surprising amount of neck strength so I think you'll be holding that head up in no time.

You squeak like it's your job (especially when you're trying to fill a diaper), and you've started to make more "baby" noises like cooing. When you fall asleep on my shoulder you make the sweetest little sighs in your sleep, and occasionally, when I hold you up on my chest you ever so gently punch me in the throat.
True to how you were during my pregnancy you love movement, and having your hands in your mouth (that was something we saw on one of our last ultrasounds). You're starting to be more alert now and it's so fun to watch your expressions. (You give great side eye).

You started smiling right at three weeks, and when you combine that with cooing noises, well, let's just say it's good you're not asking for anything yet because it would be hard to tell you no!
You have what we call a "beavis and butthead" laugh - you do it when you want us to know you're not pleased with something (like making you burp), but it's so funny we can't help but laugh every time! You like music, but Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk is by far still your favorite - it not only quiets you, but relaxes you enough to put you to sleep! You have a TON of nicknames already - Parks, P-dizzle, Pdubs, P Diddle Diddle, Bubba, Buddy, the list could go on and on! 

You had your first overnight visit at one of your grandparents' houses, and you did just fine! You've had so many wonderful friends and family members taking care of you and your parents this month - you are loved indeed little one!
I'm not sure I can express how much your Dad and I love you, but each month I'll try to do it justice, as long as you keep growing and changing and being your wonderful self!

All my love,
Mom

7 comments:

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

You have done a perfect job explaining the personality of that adorable little baby. I cannot believe he is 1 month old already! You are doing SUCH a great job being his mommy and he is very lucky to have you!

Nora said...

that last photo made me all teary eyed! Love that he has a huge list of nicknames, that's one of my favorite things my parents gave to me growing up, all my nicknames. Thanks for sharing this with us, all the photos (I love them so) and can't wait to watch him grow up <3

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I can't believe that he is already a month old! He is such a cute baby. I love all of the great nicknames you have come up with. You guys are doing a fantastic job!!!

Katelin said...

Love, love, love this! Parker seriously makes some of the best faces. Can't believe it's already been a month, rock it lady xo

Stephany said...

One month already?! So sweet. Parker really makes the best faces. :)

Amber said...

One month! Wow! Happy 1 month Parker, you are a lucky little guy surrounded by so much love. Your parents are AWESOME aren't they??

StephTheBookworm said...

Aww, aren't the baby smiles the absolute best?! He is such a little cutie!

My guy is four months old and I am constantly amazed / saddened by how fast the time flies. I look at his newborn pictures and almost cry... and yet, he gets cuter and funnier by the day so it's hard to be too sad!

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