One month. Yes, it's true. I mean really, look how different he already looks from four short weeks ago! We were on a family walk the other night and Hank and I decided that this past month was officially the fastest month of our lives. I seriously feel like I just got home from the hospital with our new little bundle of joy, and here he is already so different and so much bigger. I feel equal parts excited about what's coming up next, and sad that as always, time is going by way too quickly.
This first month has been so wonderful. Totally trying and overwhelming at times too, of course, but more than anything it's been the best adventure in the world. Two kiddos is such a new thing, and although some days are so hard, it's all worth it and at the end of any day, good or bad. Charlie is a very calm, sweet baby and has totally surprised us with his laid back personality. He's a good sleeper, as good of a sleeper as a one month old can be, and graces me with little three and four hour chunks of sleep at a time. And oh, how wonderful those little chunks of sleep are! At around 2.5 weeks he was over being swaddled, and now sleeps in a wearable blanket in the co-sleeper right between his Daddy and me, and is as happy as a clam. Charlie loves to eat, of course, and like Henry did he sure loves to nurse. He's a snuggly little love, and is happiest nestled up under my or Hank's chin. And gosh, there are so many things I always want to remember about this time: the way his cries sound like a baby lion (leading us to nickname him Charlie Lion, of course). Those little feet. And hands. The sounds he makes as he wakes up from his naps. Nursing him to sleep at night, just the two of us. Those big blue eyes, the dark hair that is in that adorable bald-on-top newborn phase. His perfectly pouted lips, and even the face he makes just as he's about to cry. It's heart-melting. I never want to forget that newborn smell that's already disappearing, and if I could save one thing in a safe place forever, it would be way he looks at Henry.
Charlie's something special, for sure. From tiny newborn to a baby that gets a little chubbier everyday, I can't wait to see him grow and grow. Happy 1 month Charlie boy, we love you.
Details: Onesie via The Gap
Pants c/o Tea
Crib sheet c/o IvieBaby
White chair via Amazon
Pillow via The Modern Baby
Fox doll via Blabla Kids