warning: this is a lengthy post dedicated to all things baby, one particularly cute baby in fact. It's been such a whirlwind since Alice was born, I just need to get it all down before I forget....
This month has been a big one. The first month of Alice's life, our first month as parents, our first month as a family. It's kind of life changing, but in a really good way.
It's started off with a waiting game, 41 weeks into my pregnancy I was starting to wonder if this girl would ever make an appearance into this world. I seriously had to ask, "I can't be pregnant forever, right? RIGHT??" It certainly felt that way at times. On November 9, Alice finally decided to make her debut into the world and she was most definitely worth the wait. She made 16 hours of labour (back labour no less, I don't wish that on ANYONE) worth every single emotional and painful second. I know they say you forget the pain, well after a month it's still fresh but I would do it again in a heartbeat.
It's been amazing and exhausting month full of cuddles, poops, friends, family and love. Oh, and touch of sleep, we could use a little more of that ;) Thank you to all our family and friends who have been there to support and shower this baby with love. We love you.
I'll be taking a photo of Alice once a month on Alice's blanket given to her by her great Grandma. Here she is looking all grown up at one month.
Month one and currently loving...
- watching her slowly "de-squish". You know how newborns have the kinda puffy, I-just-came-from-the-womb look, everyday her pretty little eyes would emerge more and more, show pretty little eyelashes and become more and more alert.
- smiling. I don't think I've ever smiled so much in my life. The littlest things she does makes me smile. Just looking at her makes me smile. My favourite is watching Mike hold her and the smile and love written all over his face - melts. my. heart.
- Alice's smiles. She just started smiling and I love that toothless little grin.
- her grunts, stretches and cute little noises combined with her hilarious waking up and pooping faces. This girl is funny without even trying.
- learning that everything takes longer with a baby.
- the way her head nuzzles into my chest.
- seeing how much happiness Alice brings not only to me but to the people I love the most. She is lucky to have such amazing friends and family in her life. You are very loved, little girl, very, very loved.
Happy one month birthday, Alice.