Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Bradley {one month}

Bradley bear,
I cannot believe a whole month has gone by. I think it's totally unfair that the last month of my pregnancy with you dragged on and on because I was so anxious for your arrival and now that you're finally here, every day passes too quickly!
It is hard to remember life without you because you make me feel so complete. I try to take in every moment with you, the good and the bad. I am so lucky to be your mom!

You are growing more and more every day. You are wearing size 1 diapers and 0-3 month clothing. You fit into a 6 month Carters sleeper, but my wishful thinking says it was a tag misprint. You were 8lb 13oz when we left the hospital and at your 2 week appointment you were 9lbs 12oz. I am so very thankful that you are a big, healthy boy. 

You are still eating like a champ as well. You are nursing on demand during the day, roughly every hour and a half. When you wake up from a nap, you are more than ready to eat and let me know! We bottle feed you at night of expressed breast milk and you sleep for about 3 hour stretches. 

Your sleep is touch and go. Some nights you are a wonderful sleeper and are easy to put to sleep. Other nights are a battle. You have started to fight sleep a bit- you will thrash your head around while your eyes are closed and just wail. I think we are getting our night time sleep routine down better now though. You are co-sleeping in mommy and daddy's bed at night and nap in your crib or pack n' play during the day. We will continue to get our sleep routines down before mommy goes back to work from maternity leave.

 This month you celebrated your first holidays- Christmas Eve with the Reeser/Reddicks, Christmas morning with mommy and daddy, Christmas day with the Marshalls and New Years with the Stewarts/Reesers. All of your family members love you so much. It seems like you brought a little extra joy to our holiday season. 

Bradley, I don't think I've ever loved anyone/anything as much as I love you. There are times I just stare at you and tears well up in my eyes because I can't believe I finally have you after 3 long years. Daddy and I have said plenty of times "I can't believe he's ours!" We feel truly blessed. I honestly cannot picture our life without you, or remember what it was like before you were here. It's like you were always meant to be with us. You have completed us!


Anonymous said...

nice piece. Keep them coming. Gotta love that Fam

Mrs. S said...

I can't believe he is over a month old already!!

kristi said...

He is so cute!