Letters to Charlotte: 1 Month

Dear Charlotte,

This is the first of 24 letters I will write you each month up to your second birthday. Yes, you will have to endure taking pictures with these silly stickers for that long. Sorry. And I know each time I write to you, I will want to start with, I can’t believe you are ALREADY _____ months old! Slow down, time!

So, my sweet girl, I can’t believe you are ALREADY one month old! Slow down, time! Seriously, I have loved every day of your first month so much. You are such a sweet, beautiful, good baby that I told your Grammie yesterday you are going to turn me into a baby hoarder. I just love this newborn stage- the smell of your head, the way you arch your back and grunt when you are waking up, your legs that are getting chubbier by the day, and the sweet way you fall asleep on my chest. Let’s just stay here in this stage forever, ok?

But as much as I love this stage you are in, I know that we really can’t stay here forever. You are already growing and changing, and I am determined to enjoy and cherish every step of your childhood.

At one month old you:

  • Weigh 8 pounds, 6 ounces and are about 20 inches long
  • Are rapidly depleting our stash of newborn diapers and we’ll be switching to size 1 in a few days when we run out
  • Wear newborn size clothes but they’re getting a little snug
  • Would eat all the time if I let you. You eat every 2-3 hours during the day and every 3-4 hours at night. You have gone 5 hours several times though
  • Suck your thumb when you can coordinate getting it in your mouth, but also take a pacifier
  • Appear to be completely healthy
  • Love being held and cuddled

Charlotte, you are so, so loved- by your Mommy and Daddy, your brother, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and countless friends who have prayed for you and celebrated your arrival. You are one special little lady who has made my heart explode with love and joy this month. We have a lot of stress and worry in our family, but you are an amazing light in that darkness. I thank God for the unexpected and wonderful gift of you, my daughter. I hope you will always know how special and loved you are.

Love,
Mommy

10 Comments

  1. Jenna on February 20, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    What a sweet letter! I can't believe it has already been one month! I hope that things are going well and you are keeping your sanity with g-man and the baby. I really hope the nurse is very helpful!

  2. Esperanza on February 20, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    <3That is all.

  3. Kyla on February 20, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Sweet baby girl! ♥

  4. Karen on February 21, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    I love the light and "normal" she brings into your life. It's been neat to watch this transition. Happy one month birthday, baby Charlotte!

  5. Motleymommy on February 21, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Beautiful! The words, the pics…all of it! Thank you for sharing.

  6. Stefanie Blakely on February 21, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Such a sweet and beautiful girl!!

  7. Erin on February 21, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Beautiful letter and a beautiful girl. I am so so so happy that it has been a wonderful month and that she is doing so well! Great pictures, still loving that bow!!!

  8. Emma G on February 22, 2013 at 1:08 am

    Precious baby girl. Love that headband..

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  10. Anonymous on February 26, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Elizabeth,this is such a sweet letter to such a sweet, beautiful baby girl. Thank you for sharing it.Carolyn Belin

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