one month old

May 26th, 2014


Baby Bear:

Today you are one month old. You started as a cone-headed, purple-faced newborn — I loved you from the first second, no matter how much you screamed at me (which you did — a lot). Then slowly, over the past few weeks, you’ve started to change — first there were brief moments where you seemed to notice I was there (hooray!), then you started reaching for my face, now you’re grabbing my hair, following me with your eyes, and beginning to truly interact with the world.

Last night, at about 4 a.m. when I was changing your diaper, you looked up at me and within moments, a big smile spread across your face. A moment later, you closed your eyes and fell back asleep.

I’d like to think this was because you recognized me, because you knew that you were safe and sound and taken care of. I’d like to think that you’ve had a pretty happy first month of life, with mostly lots of food and snuggling and without too many tears.

You are sweet and curious and so very alert — you love moving and watching things and taking in all the new sights and sounds you can experience. I can only imagine all the things you’ll love learning about when you’re a little older, and I’m so excited to help you discover them.

This past month has been, quite honestly, one of the happiest of my life. Sure, I am completely exhausted, but I would not trade a second of this experience for all the uninterrupted sleep in the world. When you were first born, I’d jolt awake any time you made a sound — not because I was worried (at least, not entirely) but because I was so darn excited to see your face again.

And so is everyone else — fro

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kaolee // May 26, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Oh my goodness! These pictures are too precious! And I can’t wait to see my husband become a dad as well. He’s already starting to be very fond of his little guy but I think it will be even better after he is born!

  • 2 Stacy Dill // May 27, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    So very precious and cute! So happy for you!

  • 3 uniworthblack // Jun 2, 2014 at 1:14 am

    o yes picture is very nice and looking good.

  • 4 Alfredo // Dec 4, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    I’m totally kepnieg the shirt and love how the outfit turned out today. I don’t mind negative comments and I actually find Aubrey’s comments really helpful!  I appreciate the honesty. :)And I think I have pretty tough skin (and an working in getting a little tougher) so I try not to let these things get to me. Kileen

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