Monday, October 20, 2014

Archie: 1 month

I know this feeling.  It's only been a month, but I can barely remember life without him.  Archie, you are already such an important part of our lives and we are all head over heels for you.

At two weeks you weighed in at 9 lbs. 7 oz. so I'm guessing you're right around 10 lbs.  You eat like a champ, every 3 hours during the day and about every 4-5 at night.  Because the other two knuckleheads get up about 7, we try to start our day at that time each day.  It helps with your schedule and making everyone's day a little more predictable.

You are so mild.  Do you know you are a third child?  You are so patient with us, and you love the noisy chaos that is our family.  You sleep better in the midst of the hectic than in a quiet room.  You already don't want to be left out.  When you're awake, you are so content.  Content to stare into my eyes, look around and practice kicking your legs.  You're a spitter like your sibs, but don't worry, I know how to handle the mess and Cooper will love the milky treats you'll leave him all over the place.  The verdict is out on the nuk...sometimes you like it, sometimes you don't. 

I love watching you sleep.  You make silly faces, frowns, scowls, and my favorite, smiles.  You seem wise beyond your weeks, like you know everything that's going on around you, you just can't tell us yet.

Your brother and sister love you so much.  I think you stole Griffin's heart when you gave him cleats in the hospital.  He tells everyone.  He wants to wear anything to match you and he daily talks about how he's going to teach you to play baseball, golf and run fast.  He loves to hold you and tell me what you're thinking.  It's usually that you're thinking how much you love Griffy.  Which you do.

Hattie calls you 'baby' and she wants to hold you whenever I am.  It's a miracle that she's not jealous of your getting most of my attention, but it must only be because she loves you...and love wins, doesn't it?  She's very mindful of getting you a nuk (your "da") and loves to snuggle up next to you on the floor under the "deep blue sea."

 And call me progressive using pink "1 month" stickers on my baby boy...or just call me creative...or just a recycler.  I actually just never ordered any new stickers and then realized I could just use Hattie's and photoshop a new color, however, lack of free time has left no room for photoshop.  Sorry, little man.  Next month I think are green.

Your dad and I just stare at you.  We talk about how wonderful you are, how beautiful you are and how you are uniquely you.  We are excited for who you'll become as time passes, but this first month with you has been so precious. 

Archie man, you have so effortlessly joined our family, wooed us, and stolen our hearts.

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