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26 February 2009

Month One

Dear Gretchen,
I can hardly believe that you are four weeks old already. So many incredibly things have happened this month. First of all, and most importantly, you changed our lives. Something clicked the moment we met you & nothing will ever be the same again. You've completed us. Your father & I have fallen completely in love with you over these past few weeks & you amaze us every moment.

This month you learned to recognize my face & your dad's face. You learned to smile & to breastfeed, slowly but surely. You gave us a little scare by not gaining weight & after 278 appointments with different medical professionals we started supplementing your breast milk with formula and you've been such a happy little girl ever since.

You like to take warm baths & to snuggle up in a fluffy towel afterward. You sometimes enjoy being naked, but there are moments when you act as though having your diaper changed is akin to torture. You love music, lights, stories & kisses from your doggy brother, Winston.

A couple nights ago after a five hour fussing battle we gave in and let you try out the pacifier for the first time. You weren't sure what to do with it at first, but then gave it a little five second suckle & immediately passed out. We were shocked and amazed. You slept so well & I owe it (and my sanity) to a little fake nip. Once you had passed out you knocked the pacifier out of your mouth & continued to sleep for hours. I'm still in awe.

It's so fun to watch you learn new things everyday & to watch you change by the minute. You love your bouncy chair & each morning after your first meal you like to hang out in it while it vibrates away. This is usually when mommay gets to check her e-mail, so I thank you, little one.

I can't wait to experience each new day, week & month with you. You make us proud, little sprout.

With love,

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Blogger The Noisy Plume: said...

Oh my goodness.
There's an old soul in that wee one.
Look at the depth in her eyes.


February 27, 2009 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger Elaine said...

Little Fawn has the most lovely eyes! She is one luckly little lady to have you documenting all of this for her. I love this post.

February 27, 2009 at 7:08 PM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

plume: I have said that on more than one occasion -- I lover her deep, deep eyes

elaine: merci! I hope to write a post like this for each month or so

February 27, 2009 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger OHmommy said...

the 1st is my most fav pic of the little one. happy one moth and you are so lucky for your momma to give you so many beautiful love notes.

February 27, 2009 at 10:39 PM  
Blogger Don Mills Diva said...

This was beautiful and so is she - she is going to loving reading this one day.

February 27, 2009 at 11:39 PM  
Blogger Tracey said...

Such a doll...

February 28, 2009 at 10:26 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

what a beautiful baby your gretchen is. and it's so nice that she will be able to read these love letters later on. you are a wonderful mum!

p.s. i am a true fan of the pacifier. so were my babies! :)

March 1, 2009 at 4:35 AM  

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