Thursday, May 26, 2011

* One Month *

It's so hard for me to believe that 4 weeks ago tonight, I gave birth to my handsome boy (not sure if we celebrate his one month birthday on the 28th or today...so I'll go with today). Steve and I left our house a month ago as the two of us and came home two days later as a family of three. Because of Raleigh, our lives have changed for the better and we like it...a lot. As with any major change, we've had our ups and downs, but each perfect day and each rough patch are completely worth everything that we have in this moment.

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Here are just a few of the things about my son that make me swoon...

  • His alert/attentive eyes. We spend at least some time everyday outside (his favorite place besides for his changing table) and I swear he hardly blinks. If he could talk, I think he'd tell me that he loves the sun and fresh air...just like his mama.


  • The way he smiles when he's dozing off. The other day I was laying next to him out on the lawn in our yard and actually heard a little laugh...melted my heart and I can't stop talking about it now.


  • His stretches when I unswaddle him in the morning and then the cuddles in our bed just before his Dad leaves for work.


  • The way he stares at me when I feed him. I chat with him while he eats and constantly wonder what he's thinking about.


  • Raleigh - we love you for so many reasons, but mainly for the happiness and joy that you've brought to our entire family. At 8:21 tonight, your dad and I will be toasting you and remembering that moment when we first laid eyes on you - happy 4 week birthday, Snugs.

    A couple of nights ago we got dinner to go and ate at Cove Beach in Normandy Park on Puget Sound. The photo of Steve and Raleigh is my new favorite.
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    11 comments:

    Brady Andrew Weedin said...

    I love the one with you & him--such a good little recap for his first month of life!!!

    The Johnsons said...

    LOVE the pics on the beach. Happy one month Raleigh!!

    Courtney said...

    Oh my word...how has it already been one month?!? Are you around this weekend? We are coming over if so.

    Megan, Ryan & Addi said...

    Happy first month to you all! The journey wouldn't be the same if you didn't have some downs with the ups...it makes all of the ups that much more lovely! Keep up the good work momma!

    Tara Holmes said...

    Seriously?! A month already! I LOVE the beach pictures especially the one of you two! Got to meet this man!!

    Brie said...

    I can't get over those big blue eyes & how much he looks like you both! I love how much you're enjoying motherhood.

    Coug Gal said...

    Happy One Month Raleigh!! Beautiful pics!

    Carpinito Family said...

    Love the pics!!!! So fun to get out & picnic. Good for you for getting out of the house. He's just darling.

    Kris said...

    Happy 1 month baby Raleigh! Can't wait to meet you!! XOXO, Aunty Krissy

    Jaclyn Z. Reiss said...

    LOVE HIM! How has a month gone by?? Parenthood looks beautiful on you mama!

    Lyndsy said...

    So cute! I love that little face so much and I cannot wait to meet him in July!!! We are sure to be best of pals :)