Oh, my sweet Sawyer. You are one-month-old already! Mama is probably going to be late writing every single one of these monthly letters but I will try my best to keep up!
I’m in absolute awe that a month has passed us by already. It honestly feels like we just left the hospital with you. Your daddy and I had no idea what to expect. Your brothers were very different babies so we knew we would just have to wait and see what you’d be like when we brought you home.
So far you are a sweet sleepy little soul. You spend your days slumbering on our chests. You wake to eat and often go right back to sleep. But then there are times when you awaken for a bit. Your eyes, of which we don’t know the color quite yet, survey the room and the people in it.
We will put you down on the floor on your play gym. Your brothers gather ’round you and watch as you stare at whatever might strike your interest. Then we’ll flip you over for some tummy time though it never lasts long. You either don’t like it or you fall asleep. But you definitely have a strong neck and like to show off while you can.
You love to nurse. The first month was challenging. Not for you, as you picked up on breastfeeding right away. But I had quite a bit of pain. I still kept it up and it’s much better now. Nothing relaxes you more than nursing. You can be crying your little head off and you’ll latch on and I instantly feel your tiny body relax into mine. It warms my heart to know that I’m able to do this for you. It has never been easy for me but I like when we get to the stage where we can both enjoy it. There’s nothing quite like it!
You mostly fall asleep for the night between 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. and then you’re back up around 2 a.m. – 3 a.m. to eat. Then you go back to sleep until around 6:00 a.m. The sleep deprivation hasn’t been too bad. I may just be used to it since this is my third time. But I do look forward to you sleeping more, if we’re lucky enough to have that happen!
Your brothers adore you and want to be near you all the time. Sometimes right up in your face, which has led to your first cold unfortunately.
I can’t believe how expressive you are! The faces you make are so funny and there is quite a range of them. My favorite thing is when I have some quiet time with you. I sit there and watch you make all your different faces. I’m sure you wonder why I have my camera/phone in your face all the time. I am waiting to capture all those precious faces of yours!
You love bath time. You relax instantly when the warm water hits your skin. But you hate being in the car seat. I feel panicked when I am driving in the car with you because I never know when you’ll start crying. But if the car is moving you’re usually fine. I hate stoplights and stop signs even more than I did before you were born
We are so happy you are here with us, my dear. I am trying to soak up every second. I know how fast this first year goes. I thank God for you every day, my precious unexpected daughter. You were so worth the wait.