God Gave Us You: One Month

6.18.2011

My precious baby girl,
One month ago today, at 8:09 pm, you came into this world and changed our lives forever. When I was pregnant with you, I often told you how much I loved you and how I couldn’t wait to meet you. Looking back I now know that I had no idea just how much a mother loves her child. Once you were born I immediately felt a love like I have never known. And as you have grown and changed each day, my love for you has also continued to grow even though I didn’t think it was possible to love you  more than I did that day. Sweet Emerson- the last month has been the very best month of my life. I absolutely love being your Mommy. I love everything about it- holding you and feeding you and looking at your beautiful face. I love the way you smell after I give you a bath and I even love those middle of the night feedings.  One month ago today we were given the very best gift we have ever received. God gave us you and we are so very thankful.
Happy One Month Birthday beautiful girl!
We love you!
Love,
Mommy
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You are such a happy girl. The only time you really cry is when you are hungry. You were hungry while I was trying to take your one month pictures today. I was trying to hurry but you weren’t too happy.
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You weigh 7 lbs 14 ozs so you are up about 10 ozs  from birth. I don’t know how long you are but you are definitely growing.
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You are still wearing newborn diapers and newborn clothes. Some of your newborn sleepers are getting short on you but the 0-3 month clothes are way too big. I guess you’re in the in-between stage right now.
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You are still eating well. When you don’t nurse you take 2.5 ozs of pumped milk. You’ve been eating more frequently lately so I think you’re going through a little growth spurt. You love your paci. Soothies are your favorite but you will take others too.
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You are a great sleeper. You nap after each feeding for about an hour. At night you usually go 3-5 hours between eating. A few nights ago you went six hours! Sometimes when I lay you down you aren’t quite ready to go to sleep so I cuddle you in bed with me. You usually fall asleep within a few minutes and then I can put you in your bed and you stay asleep. I don’t know who loves that cuddle time more!
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Everyone comments on how long your hands and feet are. Your pediatrician said she thinks you will be tall.
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You are starting to be much more alert. You make eye contact and focus on objects. You are also starting to enjoy tummy time a little bit more.
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I wanted to do something special for you for each month of your life. I have seen other Mommies who buy a cake or a cupcake but I wanted to do something different. I decided I will buy you a special book each month. The first book I chose is God Gave Us You. I cried when I read it because it so perfectly describes how we feel about you- our greatest gift of all.
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Happy One Month Birthday baby girl!
We love you more than words could ever say!
Joeylee said...

she is to cute for words. Happy 1 month, it goes by so fast. My littlest one will be 7 months old at the end of the month

Lauren said...

Love the idea of getting a book each month, that is so sweet! She is adorable!

Katie said...

too sweet!

Kelly said...

Happy One Month! She is precious.

The Jeffcoats said...

She is absolutely precious!! Ann Elise can't wait to meet her new BFF! :) I love the book idea too! I think I may have to "steal" that one and do this for Ann Elise! Happy 1 month birthday Emerson! Time goes by so fast when it comes to your babies so hold on to each moment girl. Love you Lynch girls!

The Shamblins said...

Walker has the book God Gave Us You too and I can never get through it without crying! Its my favorite so far! Love the idea of a book each month too...maybe I'll start that for month two!

Kait said...

This just melts my heart!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

cait said...

she is just so sweet!

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