Thursday, April 2, 2009

Love Letter - Month 1

Dear Keagan,

Well, you can't read yet but you already have quite a following not only on this blog, but in ::gasp:: real life too. I can't think of a better way to document how fast you are growing than to memorialize it in a letter. Granted, this idea has been stolen from several other bloggers I follow (Dooce, Di, Blair, etc.) so I'm definitely not original...but imitation is the highest form of flattery, yes?

To start...I'm flabbergasted. Just a month ago you were INSIDE me still! Making me eat awful things like coffee and caramel milkshakes and french fries (ok, so awful may be a bit of a stretch...I enjoyed it probably almost as much as you did).

You sure took your time coming - and were ridiculously stubborn and UPSIDE DOWN towards the end, but sure enough you came...screaming your fool head off! All 9lbs. 11.3oz of you. Big doesn't even begin to describe you, just like your Daddy. And folded in half to boot!

Needless to say it was love at first sight for all of us. Despite your screaming.

Over the past few weeks we've all been trying to feel eachother out, figure out what the heck we are supposed to do with one another. You're not an easy read little guy! But, over time we're getting the hang of it. Basically, you cry you are either a) hungry, b) wet, c) hungry or d) wanting to snuggle. Nine times out of ten it is a or c. Cranky pants that you are when you are hungry! (Ok, this is a trait from both Mommy and Daddy. Hey, at least you come by it naturally!)

The only family member that has been hesitant to accept you on cuteness alone is your big sister Skittles. She was VERY mad, especially at Mommy when we brought you home. She wouldn't even come in the same room with me for two days!! But, you've won her over finally. She follows us into the nursery when we're feeding or changing you. Your screams don't even bother her...I personally think she views you as a very noisy accessory. She's pretty much indifferent to you now...or at least pretends to be. She can't fool us though. She loves you.

You're starting to figure things out about yourself too. Like, while your hands do taste good they aren't in fact food. Or how to smile. Yes, it's probably gas...but damned if you aren't cute doing it!

All in all though you are sticking to what you know best...sleeping. You're REALLY impressing us with how good you sleep at night. Daddy will put you down around 10 and then you wake up between 1 - 2am and again at 5am. Today you slept until 6am!! Guess how happy that made Mommy! (Especially since Daddy gets the early am feedings!)

Basically little dude, we are hopelessly smitten with you and can't wait to see what you're going to be up to next. I'm sure you'll keep us on our toes, and I'm sure it isn't going to be easy...but we'll make it through. Good thing you're cute.


Anonymous said...

He is such a handsome boy, but growing way too fast!

Mrs. Scott said...

Congrats on 1 month, Jess! He is so stinkin adorable.

Mrs. Pink said...

Such a cute letter. And he's adorable!

Myndi said...

So cute! I can't believe he's already a month old! How did that happen?? Fantastic pictures and wonderful post!

Rachel D said...

This is so sweet and I can't believe it has already been a month!! Where has the time gone?! This really makes me wanna meet my little man too.

Anonymous said...

He is just adorable! It's been a month already?