Happy 1 month birthday, Minden! I cannot believe how fast the first month of your life has gone. In fact, it's gone too fast. I just wish I could freeze time and capture the feeling of you snuggling in my arms against me forever.
The first two weeks of your life you were so sleepy, and barely made any fuss. We spent this time cuddling and adjusting to having you at home. Your dad was able to spend the first week of your life right by our side. We were so lucky. Both of your grandmas also came and spent time snuggling you, and spoiling us with home cooked meals.
You have now found your voice. I think you may be as impatient as me. You will go from lightly stirring to what we call your pterodactyl cry. It can make me jump if I'm not prepared for it. However, I can't blame a girl for wanting to be heard. When you want something you want it then and there.
Our nights have been a mix. You usually give me 2 -3 hours of sleep at a time. On a good night you might go 4 hours. You are breastfed, so you do wake up more often to eat.
Even though your smiles aren't directed towards me, at this point, they melt my heart. We feel so extremely blessed to have you in our lives, and are constantly pinching ourselves over how beautiful and perfect you are. Keep growing little lady, we can't wait to see what the next month brings.
We were lucky enough to be presented an opportunity to have Minden's newborn photos taken. A friend of a friend just moved to the Iowa City area and is starting up a photography business. She was looking for newborn models, and I just so happened to be 8 months pregnant.
We are so happy with how the photos turned out. I cannot wait to have them printed to hang on the walls (every wall)! You can see the more of the photos on the Photography Ever After page.
If you are in the area, I definitely recommend Sarah. She did a great job and was so easy to work with.
With the completion of our beautiful maternity photos and now these, I couldn't be happier. I love how photography captures the moment. Moments pass too quickly, and it so special how a photo can take you right back to those emotions and feelings.