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Letter to Ezri: 1 month old

I am stealing this idea from Janetha who writes a letter to her son every month. I think it is the greatest idea, so I’ve decided to do the same kind of thing for Ezri. Although it’s more for me to help remember her babyhood, but I hope to show her all these blog entries one day.

1 month old

Dear Ezri,

You are one month old. I truly cannot believe how fast this past 4 weeks has gone. You have absolutely changed my life in the most amazing ways. I simple cannot imagine life without you. I read as much as I could to prepare for life with you, but there are so many things that cannot be understood until actually experienced. There is no way I would ever choose anything else besides being a Mom. It is such a privilege and I am excited to see what new adventures it will bring.

You were sure in a hurry to join us and you were the best unplanned home birth I could have asked for. You must have known the weather was getting snowy, because you didn’t want to take a trip to the hospital!

You were born pretty tiny at 6lb 4oz and everyone said so. They couldn’t believe that you were born full term at 39 weeks. Thanks for making it a bit easier for me to push you into this world! You still don’t really fit into any of your clothes. The newborn outfits are only just starting to fit.

At not even 2 days old, you were already scaring the heck out of your Dad and I. We were instructed to rush you to the NICU at the Children’s Hospital because your levels of bilirubin (jaundice) were extremely high. You needed to bathe under photo-therepy lights for a couple days to bring those levels down. While in the NICU, you also tested abnormally low for your platelets, which was a whole other issue. It was resolved, but you need to be monitored for the foreseeable future to make sure they stay normal. You survived your 4 day stay in the hospital and were welcomed home with love.

You have SO much hair and it was almost black when you were born, but it has since turned lighter brown and we are starting to see some auburn roots. We are hoping it will continue to lighten.

Your first family outing was dinner at Boston Pizza and you slept the whole time. I was stressing about taking you out for the first time, so I was so happy you didn’t have a meltdown.

You are the most kissed baby in the world between me, your Dad and grandparents. We just can’t resist showing you how much we all love you!

Your little eyes started getting tears in them at about 2 weeks. It just breaks my heart every time you cry now.

Your favourite thing in the world to do is to eat. You can easily spend a couple hours on the boob at a time. Your dad calls me the 24 hour buffet and he’s not wrong. However, you are growing lots and that’s all we can ask for. You are already 1lb above your birth weight, and that’s after losing 10% of your body weight in the first few days. Good job girl!

You love to sleep on me or any person really. It must be the warm body heat that you love because when we try to put you in your bassinet, you cry. You are getting a little better at sleeping in it though. There are some nights you let us sleep for 4-5 hours in a row!!

Your daddy is the diaper change master. You poop and he is there in a flash. He loves you so much and it makes me love him a million times more when I see him with you. You have him wrapped around your finger. Both of us, actually.

No matter what, you like your arms to be free to move around. It seems to be comforting when you have your hands by your face while you sleep, just like I do. Even if we try to swaddle them, you find a way of escaping.

You have your daddy’s nose but seem to have my mannerisms. It’s good to see a little bit of me in you because right now your features are all daddy. Your cute little milk coma and poop smirks are adorable and we can’t wait until you smile for real!

You have us trained well as we are already saving for your RESP. You will be a very well educated little girl when the time comes.

You took to a pacifier right away in the NICU, but since the 2 week mark you refuse to suck on one anymore. We wish you would sometimes for our sanity, but also glad it’s not something we’ll have to wean you off of.

Your daddy and I are so looking forward to what comes in the next month. You are the most amazing little human in the entire world and I couldn’t imagine a life without you ever again. I love you so much.

Please don’t grow up too fast!

Love Mom

Ezri 1 month

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4 Responses to “Letter to Ezri: 1 month old”

  • kathy@vodka and soda
    December 10, 2014 @ 5:43 am

    it’s entirely crazy how fast they grow! my daughter is 6 and it baffles me how fast 6 years flew by. as they say: they days are long but the years are short.

  • Cat
    December 10, 2014 @ 10:40 am

    Awww, this is such a sweet idea! She has grown so much 🙂 It’s great to see that she is doing well, especially after the scary NICU experience. I’m so happy for you guys!

  • Karin
    December 11, 2014 @ 6:30 am

    What a cute idea! Even if it’s mostly for you maybe she’ll want to read it too once she’s older 🙂 And wow, one month? It’s been that long already?

  • Deanna
    December 12, 2014 @ 10:58 am

    That is the sweetest letter to your baby. Make sure you save them offline too in case something ever happens to your website. It would be heartbreaking to lose your letters (I’ve had my blog posts gone forever and it still makes me sad). Enjoy your little one!

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