Emma, dear, you are 1 month old today.
During your first month of life, you have captured our hearts more than we could have imagined. You have shown incredible strength, lifting your head the day you were born and continuing to do so every day after. We knew you’d be strong at 10.1 lbs and 22 inches though! You like bath time and tummy time but neither as much as you like daddy time! He’s the first person you made eye contact with and you two have been batting eyes at each other ever since.
You’re in 3 month clothes, having skipped the newborn stage altogether. You enjoy getting dressed up but are perfectly happy in a sleeper both day and night. Your sleeping patterns have settled into cool 4 hour stretches under the moon and you’re becoming more and more alert with every rising sun.
You’ve strolled the neighborhood, been to your first Farmers’ Market, gone out for ice cream and more than one meal. You’ve taken in the sights at Frederik Meijer Gardens and passed your first doctor’s appointments with flying colors. You’ve been hugged and kissed by family and friends and warmly welcomed by coworkers and neighbors.
You are our precious child and we have enjoyed celebrating all of your milestones with you so far. How fast they’ve come and gone already!
Happy 1 month, Emma Josephine. You are a blessing to this family and a joy.