Thursday, July 22, 2010

July 22, 2010

Dear Calvin,

Today you are one month old. Congratulations! You've managed to survive your father and me for a whole month. And since we've both been off our heads with packing and trying to cram in as much visiting as we can before the move, that's a pretty big accomplishment.

You have been eating like a champ these last two weeks since you've been home. At the doctor's office today they weighed and measured you and you've gained two pounds and two inches! This is not entirely unexpected, since you've been eating more than your little tummy can tolerate and spitting up all over everything, including your clothes, blankets, bibs, and mommy.

We love putting you in the bed with us at night even though we're not supposed to. You get all warm and cozy and it's so hard to put you back in your bassinet, because there you're squirmy and make strange noises. I don't even mind waking up every three to four hours to feed you; you wave your arms around and make the best faces. You really do make some great faces, and I've gotten some on camera.

We are so happy to have you at home. Those first two weeks when you were in the hospital were really rough on the whole family. I'm so proud of you every time you eat or poop or burp, simply because everything is an accomplishment and the fact that you're here and healthy is a blessing. I hope I continue to marvel at you as much as I have these last few weeks, because you're pretty amazing.

This week we have noticed that you look at things and turn toward sounds. Your grandma noticed that you perked up and listened when she was singing to you, and you've been staring at your mobiles, especially the one with the bears in your Pack 'N Play. I was changing your diaper and you were just watching those bears go around in a circle like it was the most engrossing thing ever. You also held on to your bottle last night when I was feeding you, and held it up all by yourself! That, plus your incredible head control, makes me think that you are destined for greatness.

We love you so much!

Love, Mama

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