Letters to Nolan: 1 Month
October 1, 2015
Today you are one month old! I’m going to try really, really hard to keep up with these pictures and letters for you just like I did for your brother and sister. Please forgive me if I get behind though- life with three little ones is a little crazy!
Even though I feel like much of the time I’m just trying to make it through the day, I really am trying to savor this newborn stage. I absolutely love newborns, and am especially enjoying it with you, my last newborn. You are so easy- as long as you are being held and fed, you are content.
You still sleep much of the day, and love to nap on your tummy, all curled up. At night, you usually give me one 4.5-5 hour stretch when we go to bed, and then are awake to eat every 2-3 hours after that. I am so, so thankful that breastfeeding is still working really well- I hope we can continue making it work!
You and your big sister Charlotte already have a special bond- she absolutely adores you (except when you are screaming in the car) and she loves to coo and baby talk you. When she gets close to you and starts talking, you start kicking your little legs and “smiling” with your eyes. We are working on her being gentle with you- teaching her she can’t lay on top of you or play catch with you just yet. We’ve only put you and your big brother Grayson together a few times, but I know as you get bigger and mobile, he will be delighted to interact with you.
Nolan, at 1 month you:
– Weigh 8 pounds 10 ounces (you weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces when you were born)
– Wear size newborn clothes and diapers
– Are not a fan of the swing (eek!) or the car if it’s not moving
– Love to be swaddled
– Get more comments on your hair than anything else
Sweet boy, it always amazes me how quickly and deeply I can fall in love with a tiny little person. You fit perfectly into our crazy little family and we are all so thankful that you are here. I can’t wait to see what life has in store for you. Happy 1 month, buddy.