It is truly amazing to me that time really does go by faster and faster as you age. I cannot believe how fast the first three years of my daughters lives have gone. I cannot believe my son is now a month old! It really makes me want to make time stop and to always remember the special moments I have with my children – the smiles and laughs that melt my heart. I love how much my girls talk and the things they talk about and say. They are just so sweet, but this post isn’t really about the twins, because Michael has hit the one-month mark!
Like the mohawk?
Mike is such a big baby! I don’t have any one-month stats on him, but he’s probably at least 12 lbs by now, a three pound gain in his first month of life. He’s much bigger than the girls were by one-month old (and probably by three months). It is so sad to me that he only got wear like two newborn size outfits, and is now already fitting snugly in his 0-3 months clothes! Half of the clothes he hasn’t even worn yet, and may never wear before he can’t fit into them. He’s so heavy already too and super long in comparison to his twin sisters at this age.
And I want him to stop growing so fast! I want my baby to stay small and little and adorable forever! Well, okay, I don’t really want that, but I do love how cute he is right now! I’m sure he will continue to stay cute, cuddly, and adorable as he ages, and probably just get cuter and more adorable! Holding Michael, I often think back to when I held my girls in my arms, when they were small and newborns themselves. I try to remember what they looked like then (pictures help) and am trying to figure out who Mike looks like more, Lisa or Alison (and Daddy or Mommy)? I still haven’t decided, though his dark hair reminds me Alison as a newborn. His nose more like Lisa’s nose as a newborn. And so far it looks like we’ll have yet another blue-eyed baby.
There is just something about newborns… I don’t know if I felt it as much when I had the girls, perhaps because I was new at everything I was doing then, and doubly so. But, newborns are just precious, perfect, innocent, and funny. I mean, seriously, imagine an adult moving their limbs as spastic as a newborn – It would be hilarious! And every time this little boy of mine even gives me a glimmer of a smile, it literally just swells my heart with love! It totally makes me want to have more babies (a feeling I do remember having when the girls were newborns too), but I think I’ll just enjoy him, alone, for a long while yet.
A glimmer of a smile. Awe!
We are so blessed as a family. So truly blessed. Thank you God for gracing us with little Joshua Michael.
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