Saturday, April 27, 2013

Nugget (Month 1)

Dear Willa,

It was only a month ago we were in the hospital with you, the brand newest member of our family. 

This first month has passed in a blur of diaper changes, feedings and late night lullabies. Last night you went six hours between feedings. You've been stretching the time between feedings for a week now, and I feel like I won the mommy lottery with you already sleeping for longer periods at night.

During the day you are spending more time awake than you were that first week home. When you do sleep, it's on my chest, and if I try to move you or put you down, you wake up shortly after and start crying again so that I have to pick you up and lull you back to sleep.

Don't get me wrong. I love our time spent cuddling. It's hard not to think I should be doing something around the house though. I am trying to remember that this time we have together will not last long and I should enjoy it while I can. But if you could start staying asleep when I put you down during the day, that would be great.

There are times when you will take a pacifier, but mostly you don't seem that keen on it. Your father and I wish you would.

You turned our world upside down, baby girl. We couldn't imagine life without you.


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