I just can't believe that a whole month has flown by since you were born! I have a feeling that your first year is going to go much faster than your sister's did. I've been a bit of a slacker so far, but I'm going to work very hard to make sure that I do as good of a job, if not better, at documenting it. I remember making your sister's first year book and wishing that I had taken more pictures. I don't want to look back and think the same for you.
Let's start with sleep. You are a pretty decent sleeper. You go to bed between 10-11 PM every night and sleep until at least 3 AM, sometimes even later. So, we get a stretch of four to six hours. After that first wake up, you'll get up again an hour or two later, eat, and usually fall right back to sleep. Most of the time I let you snooze on me until I get out of bed to get your sister up. You usually wake up shortly after that. Naps have been a challenge some days. You love to sleep on me, which is to be expected. Sometimes I can sit there and let you sleep, but some days it's not really possible. I've noticed that you like to sleep on your side. So, if I put you down in your swing, I prop you on your side and you'll sleep longer that way. I need to work on getting you to nap in your crib. However, I need to order a monitor for your room.
You also had your first bottle this month. I took your sister to Kindermusik and left you at home with Aunt Rachel and Daddy. You were hesitant about the bottle at first, but once you realized that you could get milk, you liked it. The same thing happened with your sister. You haven't had any issues with taking a bottle, a paci, and going back to the breast. I'm so thankful for that!
Annelise is obsessed with you! She is always asking to hold you, and if you're crying, she asks if you're ok. She gives you a ton of hugs and kisses. I can see that you've started to become interested in her and will look at her. She has some work to do with being gentle with you, but I know it won't be long before you're able to hold your own against her.
I almost don't remember what life was like before you arrived. You have fit into our family and I love being the four of us now.