Campbell | one month

your first month adventures:

-Leaving the hospital and staying in a condo for your first "home" in Texas!

-You visited Magnolia for a feeding break... and you were the main attraction!  Everyone wanted to know stats on the tiny babe! 

-You were Charlie Brown for Halloween and celebrated with your buddy, Beau!

-You stayed with our friends Victoria, Ben, and Beau

-You had a welcome home party with our closest friends and family!

-You stayed awake (allllllll night!) to witness a new president being elected

-You visited our pediatrician for the first time at 2 weeks old

-You had your photos taken by Katie Norrid and I'll always melt over your tininess!
 

Sweet Campbell, 

I'm actually writing this as you inch closer to your three month birthday.  You'll learn your mama gets behind on things like this sometimes. :)  Your first month was one of the sweetest months of my entire life.  You made me a mama and I will forever praise Jesus for the gift of you.  In your first month you were tiny, tiny, tiny.  You wore all preemie clothes but towards the end of the month newborn clothes started to fit you just a little bit.  Your poor tummy couldn't handle the preemie formula you were on and it was a rough month of your daddy and I trying to figure out what might work for you (thankfully all of this was worked out in month two!).  While we were in Texas for almost two weeks your daddy and I got SO MANY SNUGGLES.  While we missed our people at home, it was such a joy for us to have you all to ourselves as we got to know you and figured out how to be a mama and a daddy.  Anytime you cried at night my heart leapt to get up and feed you.  You gave me new purpose that I had never felt before.  Yes, there were nights we were tired but nothing compared to the joy it brought me to take care of your needs.  You were such a tiny snuggle bug and slept most of the day.  You started the month at 4 pounds 11 ounces and you ended it around 7 pounds!  Growing boy!  You let your mama sleep most of the night (even though I really wasn't sleeping... I was too pregnant with your sister!) and had feedings at 10pm, 2am, and then you were up for the day at 6.  You loved music and I loved singing worship songs to you.  You made your daddy and me some of the happiest people in the whole world.  What a sweet first month of parenthood as we learned all about you, Campbell!  You are our sweet boy and Jesus was so gracious to allow us to be your parents.  

I love you so,

Mama