What’s in a name?

You’re one month old wee one!  Happy 1/12th of a birthday.

This month has been filled with meeting your family.  Your Grandma, Grandpa, and Papaw H spent your first week at home with you, including Thanksgiving.  Then there was a week of just the three of us, and then your Granny and Papaw T came to visit you as well.   I’ll admit that it’s been very nice having the extra hands around, always so willing to hold you.  You are so very, very loved.

The first week was very emotional for me.  I had moments where just looking at you had me bursting into tears, for multiple reasons.  It was a mixture of “I’ve never seen anything so beautiful in all my life” and “Oh my gosh I can’t do this.”  There was something about the reality of having you home that struck a different level of fear in me than simply being pregnant did.   It was real now.  You were home and you were ours.  For the rest of your life you are our responsibility and for the rest of our lives, we are parents.  This is a lot of change to take place in just a few short days.  I am better now, I don’t have those feelings of “how will we do this?”  Now I think “we get to do this.”  I get to wake up every day and see your sweet face.  We are truly blessed to have you Ezra.

Adjusting to life on the outside hasn’t been so easy for you baby boy.  You like to be held while you sleep, and you like to fall asleep on someone, not in your crib by yourself.  Once you do fall asleep, and we try to lay you down, you wake back up almost immediately.  You also seem to have your days and nights confused, so this is especially difficult for Momma and Popppa.  We have a pretty consistent 2-3 hour span every morning of this fall asleep, wake back up cycle.  We’ve also learned that you are, as we describe it, passionate.  You are passionate about everything.  Waking up, going to sleep, being wet, changing clothes, turning off the lights, turning on the lights, etc. There is no warm up cry, or whimpering.  You go from fully asleep to screaming at the top of your lungs in a few seconds.  Thankfully you have the sweetest face and great big eyes and are the cutest thing we’ve ever seen.  You make it all worthwhile.

We’ve taken you out a few times.  We’ve gone shopping twice and out to eat twice, and you slept through it all.  You really are a great baby, just not particularly between the hours of 3 and 6 a.m.  That said, I look forward to when you wake up, because I have always missed you while you were asleep.

To sum it up, we are completely in love with you and everything you do.  You make every day better.

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