Tuesday, May 24, 2011

One Month...

happy one month birthday to our culley bear!!
sweet baby cullen, i can not believe you are already one month old!
i almost want to cry about it.
the past 4 weeks have been the quickest 4 weeks of my life.
by far the most draining yet most rewarding.
i wouldn't change a thing.
being a momma is the best feeling in the world!

i spend many hours a day just holding, staring and talking to our sweet boy.
daddy has been hard at work this past month to hopefully make one of momma's dreams come true.
we miss daddy A LOT while he is away and we look forward to him coming home each and every day.
daddy loves to give you smooches and he likes to think he is helping you build your strength...he is preparing you for your hockey playing days ;)

baby stats

we have real no routine just yet. you sleep whenever you want throughout the day.  some nights daddy isn't home until late and cullen needs daddy time too.  we just do what works for our family and eventually a routine will begin.  i am thankful you have your days and nights figured out.

every 2-3 hours, once in a while we have 4 hour stretches in the night although usually pretty consistent with 2-3 hours.  you take nursing very seriously, you love eating! just like your parents ;)  nursing is going perfectly for us so far.

at birth - 6 pounds 14 ounces
leaving the hospital - 6 pounds 7 ounces
2 days after hospital at check up - 7 pounds 1 ounce
one month check up - 9 pounds 7 ounces - 50% percentile
(up 3 whole pounds in a month!)

at birth - 19 3/4 inches
one month check up - 21 3/4 inches - 50th percentile
(grew 2 inches in a month!)

just moved into size 1

0-3 months
just outgrew newborn clothes, the sleeves are all much too short

at birth - bright blue
one month - darker blue

at birth - blonde
one month - darker blonde (towards brown), sometimes looks strawberry blonde esp in the sun

first hockey game to watch daddy's 99 team!
they made it to the championship game and got second place!!
your neck is very strong and continues to get stronger.
you are getting more and more alert by the day.
it seems like you like to look at lights and out the window.

you love your paci
cuddle time with daddy and mommy
you like your playmat and looking in a mirror at yourself
you enjoy walks in your stroller
weekly target shopping trips with mommy
'workin out' with daddy
you love visiting with auntie lexie, gma and gpa and nana and papa
you also like your swing and bouncy seat, more so if you have your paci ;)

(someone is getting a little chubby! so cute.)

cullen - your daddy and i love you more than anything in the world!

you are the sweetest, most content baby.
we couldn't feel more blessed to call you ours.

you complete our life :)


Joanna Noel said...

He is adorible! I just want to squeez him!


Teenage Bride said...

wow one month already!!!! What a sweet baby boy.

Mrs. Stethoscope said...

Happy 1 month sweet boy

Tamela said...

Happy 1 Month Cullen! I just love your onesie!

Lindsay said...

He's so handsome! It seems like that first month flew by!

Delaney said...

I was thinking his hair looked a little strawberry blonde. Aww Cullen is such a little cutie! I can't believe it has only been 1 month! It seems like you were just announcing his birth!

Nikki said...

Happy 1 month Cullen! So cute and the he resembles Billy so much in the last picture.

Rissy said...

first, I love the one month onesie! Holy cuteness.

I love that you are doing this! You are going to be able to look back and see all the wonderful details and share them with this boy!

Good luck to you and Billy on whatever he's doing! exciting.


Kerrymarie said...

aww he is so gorgeous! happy birthday cullen! :)

Kristin said...

I can't believe he is already one month!! What a cutie!!

The Sweet Life said...

Happy 1 month. So sweet.

Mallory said...


Kendra said...

This is so precious. I hope you enjoy every moment of motherhood!

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Aw so cute and I can't believe how fast time goes by!

The Noble Fam said...

awww happy 1 month! he is doing so well. you are one lucky mother. :)

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

Awww so happy for you.

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

oh SO sweet! what a great post! :) so happy for y'all!

Neely said...

Happy one month Cullen!

Rachel and John said...

I love that our babies are so close in age! I just mentally compared all your stats to Henry's! Keep growing baby Cullen!!

Anonymous said...

i am so happy for you and your adorable little boy. Thanks for sharing him with all of us. It makes me excited to one day be a mommy too.

Anonymous said...

So cute! Happy one month!

Meg said...

He is just so damn cute! Congrats on your beautiful baby Annie. So what is the dream that Billy is working at for you, do you want to stay home with your little Culley?

Marcy XOXO said...

Annie girl he is just sooooooo precious!!!!

Chicago Cuisine Critique said...

I can't believe he's already a month. So adorable! Happy 1 month Cullen!

Dana said...

Happy 1 Month Cullen!! He is absolutely precious!

Meagan said...

Chase loves to look at lights and out the window too!

Jon and Steph said...

SOOOOOO stinkin cute! I can't believe he is already 1 month! Time flies so fast huh?? He really is so adorable!

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

He's so precious!

Lil' Woman said...

Happy one month Cullen! :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Oh my gosh! I can't believe it's been a month! Congrats and happy 1 month Cullen!

Katy said...

Happy One Month!!!
He's way too cute.

Juliana said...

Happy one month:0

Ocean Dreams said...

Aww, I love how you wrote this post to Cullen. I can tell you are head over heels in love with your precious babe, as you should be! I'm happy for you and glad the hubby is working hard to make your dreams come true, xoxo.

Nicole-Lynn said...

Aw I love this! So sweet! He seems to be making wonderful progress :)

Llama said...

Happy 1 month Cullen! Love your little onesie!!!

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