Wednesday, October 29, 2008

1 month: Devon (October)

I can't believe that little Devon is 4 weeks old today. He is so big! I mean he's still really little, but so big compared to when he was born. He totally has his own personality and is a pretty chilled out kid. That's what Joe calls him .... "the kid". He is getting better at navigating his head and is figuring out how to work his hands and feet. He is definitely taking more of an interest in faces and objects so it is cute to see him look so thoughtful.

He is going through an "I want to he held all the time" phase which I have to admit I am sort of enjoying. I know that there will be a day so soon that he won't let me hold him at all so I am relishing this time to snuggle. Sometimes it is a little inconvenient to hold him such as when I am trying to make dinner or do laundry so I went online and ordered a baby sling so I can be more hands free if I need to be. I know that he can't be held all the time (and it's probably not good to do that all the time anyway), but it is nice when I know he needs the comfort to be able to have the sling to make it easier.

Joe has been really great about coming home during the day so I can go to the gym. Sidebar: Joe and I LOVE to watch MMA fighting (that's mixed martial arts fighting or the UFC cage fighting). Most fighters get a nickname or a fighting name that is the first name, the nickname, and then their last name. It is announced when they come out to fight. So I come home from the gym and Joe starts to hand me Devon and he says," And in this corner it's Devon "Don't put me down" Smith!" "Devon "Don't let my feet touch the ground" Smith!" "Devon "Hold me all day long" Smith!" There are more, but you get the idea. Funny Daddy.

I know I did it totally last minute, but I ordered a Halloween costume today for Baby D that if it arrives on time will be THE FUNNIEST costume of all time! I need to get a back up just in case, but I hope to be able to post pictures of a truly hilarious 1st Halloween costume.

Finally, I know it is cheesy, but I thought it would be cool to write Devon a letter about his first month of life, sealed in an envelope to give to him when he's older. Details about his birth, my hopes for him for the future, and all that other mushy stuff. I figure I'll give it to him when he graduates high school or gets married or something. I think that this time when he is little is such a special bonding time that he won't even remember so I want him to at least be able to read about what happened and know that his Mama covered him in kisses everyday ;)


Jim said...

I think that is perfect! all ready I'm finding myself getting mushy.. (and i got another couple of months!) sheeeesh! I'm turning into a chick!

Super Kate said...

I can't wait to see the Halloween costume!!! And I can't wait until next year when I can dress her up however I want. What a great idea to write a letter to Devon "soon will be picking his nose" Smith. I'll have to remember that one.

Kim said...

He's a cutie! I can't wait to see the costume photos. I like the letter idea. It will be good for you too since you'll forget all this stuff! Save a copy for yourself.