Oh my gosh, sweetie, this time is just flying by! You're almost a month old, and I can't believe it. Your dad and I love to hold you, and we do it all the time. You are a very good baby, and you usually only howl when there is something wrong, like your diaper is wet, you are hungry, or something else is wrong (like gas). You sleep in long stretches, although you still have a 2am to 4:30 am period where you just really don't want to be asleep, which means we stay up nursing, cuddling, etc. If I try to put you down, you go "eh, eh, eh." If I ignore the eh-ing, you cry.
Yesterday we went to Golden Gate Park to the children's playground. Obviously you're not playing yet, but we met some friends and hung out in the sunshine. You were very sweet and quiet and sleepy. We stopped in Berkeley on the way home so you could eat, and as I walked and fed you, many people went "aww" because you're so sweet and small and beautiful.
Your aunt Maryam and Grandma Jan will be here on Tuesday, your 1-month birthday, and we're very excited for them to be here and get to see you and hold you. They love you already, and will be so much more in love with you when they can see in person how wonderful you are.
Your favorite things right now are walking in the sling or Moby wrap, nursing (seriously, if I didn't pop you off of there, you would likely nurse nonstop), and doing exercises with Dad. He puts his fingers in your fists and pulls up. You hang on, lift your head, and sit up. We also like to test your leg muscles by making you stand on our legs or chests. You stiffen your legs and stand for quite a while.
I'm madly in love with you. I'm really hoping I never forget what this time is like. It's so sweet just to hold you and nurse you and rock you and sing to you and you're SO small! I love it when you make faces and work your little fists and make squeaky sounds and purse your lips...
I just love everything about you.