*onesie designed by my friends/little sister at my baby shower. I have one for each month:)
My little boy turned 1 month old today! He is getting more cute, and fun by the day. This month was long, but it passed by quickly..does that make any sense? I’m so thankful that I get to stay home with our little monkey for 3 months before going back to work. I feel like we’ve adapted pretty well-that’s not to say that we don’t have hard days, but overall I feel like Toly is slowly starting to develop a little bit of a schedule with his eating/sleeping/poo-ing. ;)
When we first brought him home, the littlest things took us forever to do. He wore ‘pajamas’ all day/everyday, because I hated putting onesies and pants on him. I felt like he was so tiny in the beginning that I didn’t really know how to put clothes on over his head without cutting off his breathing. Also, he doesn’t like to be changed, so a cry sesh always happens when the diaper comes off. However, I’ve started putting him in regular clothes because a)they’re so darn cute, and b)it’s not as hard as I thought. That’s what I feel like happens a lot in parenting…you think that something is going to be super difficult to do (and sometimes things are), but eventually you learn, and then you can look back and laugh at yourself.
Toly loves: to be held (which baby doesn’t?), bath time (he actually fell asleep while we gave him a bath), riding in the car (he notices when the car stops and gets fussy until we start moving again), listening to music (Andrey likes to crank up Russian hymns for him to listen to in the mornings), eating (he almost always smiles after a good meal), and spending time with mama/papa (at least that’s what we tell ourselves).
Toly dislikes: Being changed-diaper and clothes, his cradle (he sleeps in a rock & play), and his pacifier is a hit/miss.
Overall, I feel so blessed to be Toly’s mama! He brings so much joy to our family. He’s finally starting to smile/laugh, and we both get so excited every time he crinkles his darling almond shaped eyes. We are looking forward to sharing the Holidays (and the rest of our lives) with him. <3
I made a little video to share with those inclined:) I had the hardest time choosing photos/videos for it– the diminishing storage space on my phone/camera can attest to that! Baby pictures are the best! ;)