Sunday, May 06, 2012
Aaron is 1 month old!
Dear Aaron, How are you already a month old? These past four weeks since we've known you have gone by fast. You are a sweetie pie. Tonight we took you to the pool and you slept the whole time, even when Noah dripped wet all over you trying to give your head a "soft touch" (parentheses= sarcasm). When that happened, an observer next to us noted that you were definitely the third child! You go with the flow. You are generally happy. You are a good eater. You are a great nurser, but you will definitely take a bottle and don't care if you get breast milk or formula. You get breast milk all the time, but mama hates pumping, so the two times we've been out (thank you Nana and Poppa!), you've gotten a little formula mixed in there, too. You have embarrassing and endearing loud newborn poops. You are the best burper we've ever met. Seriously, up on the shoulder and a few taps and you burp with ease. So far you aren't too crazy about the pacifier. You like Mama, or rather Mama's milk. You and I have spent a LOT of time together these past few weeks. Some of my favorite memories include every day when you snuggle in and take nursing naps with me in our bed. You are a perfect little size. You like to be carried on our shoulders with your head up against ours. You are my best eater and weight-gainer of the three boys. You gained over a pound in a week and are probably about 9.5 lbs right now (at birth you were 7lb 14oz). You eat every 2-3 hours round the clock with one long stretch of 4-5 hours at night. Physically, you look a lot like your brothers (light hair/light eyes), but we think you have a lot more of Daddy's side in you. I even think that your skin smells like Daddy's. You have very little hair and the hair you do have is more light brown than blonde. You have no eyebrows and very short eyelashes. You have the cutest little wrinkles on your head and sometimes we see a dimple on your cheek. You have a cleft chin and a little cleft over your lip, as well. Um, and you STILL have your umbilical cord. I distinctively remember a nurse in the hospital saying it would fall off after a week, but it's still there and I love it. You are our baby and we want you to stay a baby.