December 17, 2012
Wren Winter: 1 month old
Little Wren, you're one month old today! It's hard to believe it's been a month since we were at the hospital waiting for you. It feels like just yesterday, and at the same time, it feels like a lifetime ago.
This first month has been so fun and so challenging. The first couple of weeks, all you really did was sleep, eat and poop. Mom got really good at changing diapers, and dad and I thought we'd lucked out with the perfect baby. But you must like to keep us guessing because you turned into a little stinker around week three, screaming at the top of your lungs unless someone's holding you, rocking you or bouncing you. (Can you say high maintenance, little lady?) #itsagoodthingyourecute #justkidding ;)
A few more things you've got going on these days: You don't like your back rubbed - at all. You get really, really excited when you realize it's time to eat (and always try to eat the towel we put under your chin). You burp like a man. You make the craziest grunting sounds when your belly is full. You love to stretch your little body out as long as it'll go while making really silly faces. You hate having your clothes changed (arm holes are the worst). You hated baths at first, until we broke out the space heater and turkey baster. (Dad squirts you with warm water while I wash you, and the space heater keeps us all nice and toasty.) You think gentle bouncing, patting and rocking is for sissies - if you're going to be bounced, you want to be BOUNCED. You love a good foot massage (but look thoroughly confused/afraid when we try your shoulders - ha!).
Oh, Wren, you make me smile a million times a day. Your dad and I love you so much! Happy one month birthday, and may all your days be happy ones.