Thursday, August 6, 2015

one month

I'm playing a bit of catch up here. AnnaRose is now over two months old, so I will be sharing her one month and two month updates right away, and then I hope to get in a flow. We shall see!

I take time each week to write a bit about AnnaRose - how she's changing, any fun stories of things we do together, and my experience as a new mom. This is a collection of those writings, in a letter to my daughter.



My little Rosie,
One month old, and we wonder what we did with our time before you arrived. You bring everyone around you so much joy - even if you spend much of your time asleep! You are a very content baby; being fed by me is what you want the most. We've made a lot of progress with breastfeeding since coming home from the hospital and I'm proud of both of us! We both had some learning to do with that, but you are doing great, kiddo.
I was suprised at how quickly you were able to grab for things - one week old, and you were pulling at my hair and glasses. By two weeks, you were lifting that adorable head up a little at a time, and already having a signature "look." It is a slightly mad looking, very thoughful scowl. You are without a doubt, my daughter.
I'm so proud of you. You are sleeping well, eating great, and growing. Those are your only jobs right now. But, even if you have trouble in these areas, or challenges with anything, I'd still be so proud.
Baby girl, you are the best gift I ever got. I'm not going to lie to you - those first 3 weeks were tough. Feeding you around the clock, very little sleep, and making sure to take care of myself too was very challenging. But you, AnnaRose, you are worth a million billion sleepless nights.
Love,
Mama

Thanks for reading my monthly Rosie Letters. It is how I pause and savor these moments.


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