Happy One Month!

My Little Angel,

When I realized you were a month old I couldn’t believe it. In fact, when we were at your pediatrician appointment and someone asked how old you were I said two weeks. You’ve grown so fast!

I’ve gotten to know you a lot better over this month and I’m getting used to you being on the outside. At first it was a little sad for me, I missed the “other you,” the Spawnie I knew for so long, and I felt like she was gone, but I gained you in return. Now it’s sinking in more that you are one in the same.

pretty princess

You are smiling already, some people call it gas smiles but I call them smiles… Whatever, you seem to be looking at me, and it makes me happy so who cares if it’s a little gas causing it sometimes? Coincidence? I think not.

You started out 9 pounds 9 ounces, then went down to 8 pounds 6 ounces, back up to 9 pounds 11 ounces at two weeks, and this week you were 10 pounds 11 ounces. It’s nice to know my milk is keeping you nice and chunky. People always comment on your chubby cheeks or rolls. I think it’s so cute. You’re about 90th percentile for weight and 85th percentile for height right now.

When I first saw you, you looked so different than what I would have thought. I thought you’d look like me or your daddy but you don’t really look like either. You daddy joked that it looked like we adopted you from Asia, and he called you little Buda, and our sumo wrestler. You’re not as round anymore so he’s usually calling you thinks like “stinker” “poopie” and stuff like that. I usually call you my pretty princess, or chunky monkey. I think you’re starting to look a little more like a person but I still can’t decide if you look like me or your daddy.

You’re already sleeping great. You’ll sleep for about 4-5 hours at night, wake up and eat for 10 minutes or so, then go back to sleep for another 2-3 hours. I’m figuring out your schedule and you’re so alert when you’re awake. You don’t cry very often, only when you’re hungry or sleepy, and if you’re sleeping i just bounce you for 5-10 minutes and you’re out like a light! You LOVE bouncing on my yoga ball, but that was getting inconvenient to go bounce on all the time, so bouncing on my arm has become satisfying to you.

I’m getting better at putting you down for naps alone versus holding and watching you the entire time, and I get more stuff done that way. It makes me more excited to hold you and see you again when you wake up, and I feel productive when I get a few small tasks done, or even take a nap myself.

You HATE your carseat, and it hurts me so much when you cry in it. But I have gotten to know better that if you have a full tummy before the ride you usually will do better. Sometimes you still scream your little head off, but I tell myself I know you’re ok, you have a clean diaper and a full tummy, you are ok, and are safe in your seat. Sometimes you’ll take a binky but it’s sometimes hard for you to keep it in your mouth when you’re upset.

blessing angel

We are quite the team, you and I–And your dad too. He gave you a beautiful blessing at church, I’ll have to write more about that later. You have your daddy/daughter time at night now when he gives you a bath and gets you all ready for bed. It’s really cute to watch. At first he didn’t seem to know how to do anything with you but he’s learned and gotten so much better so quickly.

You and Snoop are getting along so well. He’s so calm around you, I think you’ll be great friends growing up!

Snoop and Lil J

You love tummy time and I’ve already seen you roll from your tummy to your back twice! You kick your feet like crazy and you manage to scoot from one side of the bassinet to the other already! I think it’s almost time to move you to your crib!

You and I are in for some adventures over the next month. We’re traveling to New York City today, then Atlanta at the end of the month. You already visited Utah! I hope you’ll love being around people like I do, and love traveling.

I’m loving getting to know you even more. I’m so glad you chose me to be your mommy. You’re a wonderful gift from God.



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  1. What a sweet post! As I sit here 4 days past my due date, I SO can’t wait to see my little girl. Have a wonderful safe trip to NYC and hope we get to meet tomorrow pending my baby’s arrival ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Love this post! How sweet… Glad you are all doing well and adjusting to your new little addition. She is so adorable – loved the video! I’ve 5 more weeks until my due date, but I don’t think we’re going to make it. That’s fine with me, because I am excited to begin my role as “mommy.”=) Blessings to you all!

  3. Beautiful words! I love having a record like this on my blog that I can share with my little ones someday. Your little J is so precious – and those rolls are ADORABLE!

  4. Oh, her eyelashes are so long! She’s so cute! I never cared if the smiles I got were gas either, they always melted my heart. Have a great time on your trip!

  5. Such a sweet lil post. She truly is a precious one. So cute. She looks alot like you, but the best part….you are gonna see features from both! And that’s what makes Lil J, Lil J! Have a safe and fun trip.

  6. Wow, I can’t believe that Lil’ J is a month old already!! Time flies I tell you. I’m havhing a hard time coming to terms with the fact that my Moo is going to be two in four months. It sounds like you gals are off to great adventures with all the traveling. Wish I could have made it to BlogHer but due to some family stuff and other issues, I had to give up my ticket.

    Glad to see that Snoop has adjusted nicely to his little sister. And I think that she is the perfect blend of you and your husband. She certainly inherited your head full of hair. Wishing you guys lots of fun traveling to NYC!!

  7. I have been reading your blog for a while and needed to stop over to say that your baby is probably one of the most beautiful babies I’ve ever seen. I love those rolls and that hair!

  8. Way too cute! She looks like she might be getting a little more color ๐Ÿ™‚

    Oh, and I just noticed your “before” bay bucket list… I am sure you can get back to it after her first year!

  9. Love this!! Love her! She is soo cute!! My little biracial beauties looked Asian as well. My sis in law is Korean ( she is adopted) and it used to make me jealous when everyone thought my kids were hers! I can laugh at it now though.
    Time sure does fly by when you are having fun. Happy One Month Lil’ J!!!

  10. That was a FAST month! My little man is almost 3 months old…crazy! He was supposed to be blessed on Sunday too, but the person I asked (1st counselor-my DH isn’t a member)forgot. We are doing it this Sunday instead. ๐Ÿ˜›

    Your daughter is gorgeous!

  11. She is absolutely beautiful! Treasure every moment. My daughter is 4 months (19 wks) and it seems like just yesterday that my water broke! There is nothing in life more rewarding than being a mother.

  12. You have a beautiful family. I am new to the blogging world and wanted to let you know that I’ve been following your blog for a few months and was encouraged to start my own. I am in an IR marriage also, but we do not have children yet. Although my husband and I are slightly older than you guys, we will tune in and try to learn something from you veterans. lol ๐Ÿ™‚ I do enjoy reading your blog. God Bless.

  13. They sure grow-up fast, don’t they?! It seems like only yesterday that I brought my daughter home! Every time I look at her I think, “it can’t possibly have been 3 years ago!!”

    I take my hat-off to you for writing your thoughts and feelings down and sharing them with all of us. May God bless you all. xxx

  14. I can’t believe she is just one month old! How adorable…and thanks for identifying her on my Babies of BlogHer post! I had tried to snap your nametag, but only got part of it!

    Great meeting you at BlogHer – even just to snap a pic!

    Lynn from OrganicMania.com

  15. My baby has as much silky hair as yours. I love it. ๐Ÿ™‚ And I always have a difficult time figuring out who the kids look like. I can pick out individual features but as a whole? No idea.

  16. I can’t believe she is just one month old! How adorable…and thanks for identifying her on my Babies of BlogHer post! I had tried to snap your nametag, but only got part of it!

    Great meeting you at BlogHer – even just to snap a pic!

    Lynn from OrganicMania.com

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