Friday, December 26, 2008

Elise- 1 Month

Dear Elise,
Today you are 1 month old. Your daddy and I cannot believe how quickly you have grown & changed. We feel you have been in our lives forever. We are enjoying every minute with you and love learning all about you. You are a very happy baby (most of the times!) You wake up very happy & alert. You love to look at lights; especially the kitchen & Christmas tree lights. You love laying in your Boppy Newborn Lounger and your Fisher Price Bouncer. But most of all you LOVE my boobs and nursing!!! (Haha- sorry, it's the truth!) You seem to get a little fussy in the late afternoon and evening. Your lungs are definitely working and you let us know when there is a problem- you are pretty easy to figure out though. Usually it's just a wet diaper or you're hungry. If you are in a fussy mood, you will not let your daddy or I sit down, even for a minute. You like for us to be walking around, bouncing you up & down. The more movement the better! It's actually a pretty good workout, so thank you! You like it when I sing to you (which proves you are a bit crazy) and your favorite songs are Tri-Delt rush songs and songs from "The Little Mermaid."
We haven't taken you out much in public, mainly because we haven't needed to, but also because it's the flu season and we're not taking any risks. We did take you to a Christmas party at the Whiting's house and it was a big FAIL. You were not born a party animal, but hopefully that will change. In your defense, it was very loud and lots of people wanted to hold you. I guess it's only natural that you would be fussy. You seem to like car rides and walks, whether it's in your stroller or a carrier; you fall right asleep. You also long to be held tightly and I try and hold you often as I know one day you will be too big.
We love you so much and can't imagine life without you. We are excited to see what month 2 will bring!
Love, Mommy & Daddy


Lindsey said...

That's so sweet! I have some DG rush songs I can sing to her. She may want to keep her options open you know!

Emily said...

Haha I also loved the songs part! Too cute. She is so pretty and I think looks a lot like you, Lauren! Hope you have a happy new year!

Kristy said...

This was a beautiful post, but you have to remember you can't blink because it goes so fast!! this thursday our babygirl turns 16! And I don't know where the time has gone. Have a Happy New Year! God bless all three of you.
Love and blessings, Kristy