Monday, January 13, 2014

Your First Month

You my precious baby are already one month old. How is this possible? It's been a month since they laid you on my chest wide awake and calmly breathing. You barely even let out a cry when the doctor helped you enter into the world. This is how you have been the majority of your life so far. Calm, happy and inquisitive. And you were perfect. I'm reminded of this each day I look at you. You're perfect nose, ears, fingers, and toes. And you are all mine.

You've been very patient with your dad and I as we've figured out what you want and need from us. You have started being more and more active each day for longer. Sometimes too long, you just really want to be aware of whats going on around you and so you get overtired. You resist falling asleep at times, and moms' tricks of walking the floor, rubbing your back, and in times of extreme desperation-car rides-don't always work. But you're definitely starting to figure out day and night time and are only waking up maybe two times each night.

You are such a happy baby. You smile on a daily basis much to the surprise of grandparents and friends. We love it. It makes me happy thinking of all the wonderful experiences that are soon to be yours. Keep on smiling little one.

You're also an incredibly healthy baby. So far dad has had a cold for the last week of your first month and you haven't gotten sick, which we are SO grateful for. You've gained half of your birth weight already, putting you past the 70th percentile in weight for your age. You've already started to grow out of your newborn clothes which makes mom really sad and weepy when she looks at your little clothes, especially your 'coming home from the hospital' outfit which you outgrew a week ago. But it's all good and just the beginning of you outgrowing your clothes I know. 

We're so happy to call you ours and I know you love us as well. I can't believe its already been a month, but I'm sure I'll be thinking the same thing when you turn one year old. Here's to many more memories to be made! I love you my baby, and you'll always be my sweet little baby.

Birth: 7 lbs. 15 oz.
1 month: 11 lbs. 14 oz.

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Letter to Hilton: 3 weeks

I can't believe my sweet little baby boy is already three weeks old! Time is going so fast.



Changes from last week include that you are being a bit more fussy than normal. I think you are definitely going through a growth spurt, and a bit of colic at the same time. You wiggle and writhe with the cutest facial expressions as you stretch your arms and legs every which way as if trying to get each body part longer. It's just to cute.



You have also decided that you like being swaddled again, I think it helps keep you from startling yourself awake as you try and stretch in your sleep. Oh and you are reverting back to insisting on being held to fall asleep. You make whimpers and little squeaks in your sleep, which I love but it scares your daddy sometimes because he thinks it means your waking up. It doesn't though, you slumber on just fine.

You are definitely becoming more alert in the daytime, you love looking at lights and showing all your facial expressions when you're being held by mom or dad. You have the most expressive forehead already its to entertaining to watch. You are doing amazing at tummy time, you can already lift and turn your head and raise up into a superman poise really well. Even though you're the spitting image of daddy, you have quite a couple of my tendencies. You squeeze your fist with your thumb tucked under your index finger just like mommy did when she was a baby, and you have a bad habit of holding your breath when you fart so your face gets all red.


You've started being able to lift up your own bottle, and have an incredibly strong grip on moms fingers when you're eating. You're a hungry boy already weighing in at 9 lbs 10 oz. which is almost two pounds more than when your birth weight was! You eat about every three hours which is just enough time in the night that mommy can actually get some sleep and not be a total zombie the next day. Normally 11, 2, and 5 are your wake up times, with seven being your I'm up and not going back to bed for a while time. Mom wishes you'd make this more like nine am instead.


You're changing so fast little one, and we have really loved watching you change and grow already. We love you so much little man, I can't wait to see how you change this next week.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

New Years Resolutions

In the 2013 year I focused on trying to complete some of my bucket list goals, and it turned out being such a great year I think I'll do the same this year. In 2013 I...

1. Graduated from BYU with my Bachelor's in Exercise Science
2. Stayed at Nordstrom for just a year and then had to move on to a more challenging job
3. Got pregnant
4. Became a mother
5. Bought a house
6. We bought a new bed (Tempur Pedic-will never sleep on anything else!)
7. Made a new quilt
8. Got a short haircut for the first time since Jr. high

In 2014 I want to accomplish at least some of these and I've added eight more goals to my list to keep it going...

1. Put a new fence in our backyard
2. Make a new quilt for me
3. Make my own salsa from my own garden that I will grow
4. Go on a monthly date night with just Jared
5. Take Hilton to Yellowstone summer 2014
6. Run Ragnar Wasatch Back 2014
7. Take monthly hikes with the dogs, Jared, and Hilton
8. Do a 365 photo challenge this year

Most of these are big goals, which I think are things that I can all accomplish. Here to 2014!

Our first family photo and we hope for many more to come in 2014!