Happy 1 Month Marsh!

9 Mar

And just like that-Marshall’s first month of life has come and gone.

At one minute-old he looked like this:

And just one short month later…

He looks like this:

I’d say 28 days of perky living (and breastmilk) has done his body good 🙂

They say time flies when you become a parent.

And it flies even faster when you become a parent of two.

So! Without further ado…the infamous monthly updates for Marshall begin!

“You guys-enough with the pictures already.”

The Quick Stats:

Weight: 10 lbs. 8 oz…75th percentile.

Height: 24 inches…NOT able to measured in percentile because you were literally OFF the charts.

Seriously Marsh-you grew THREE inches in 3 weeks, making you freakishly LONG!!!

Head…75th percentile.

Nicknames: Marsh, Marshy, Marshy-Moo, Mac, Moog, Moogie, Moogie-Moy

(Heaven only knows how nicknames evolve?)

It’s been a WHILE since that monkey looked so big, huh?

Sticking his tongue out at us already.

Just like his brother-this boy knows how to pose for the camera…proudly displaying every last delicious roll on your arms and legs 🙂

And speaking of that infamous big brother…

Look who horned their way into Marshy’s photoshoot:

**Warning: NO hammers or mallets were used by big brothers to harm little brothers during this photoshoot.**

Rumor on the street is that Marsh is looking WAY more like Mommy than Henry ever did this early in his life.

What do you guys think?

I can sorta see it.  I actually think he looks like my Mom in this picture.

Looks aside-he’s clearly got my charm 🙂

Alright buddy-here are your 1-month PERKS:

*For a baby-you’re pretty cool, calm, and collected-just like your brother was.

*Aside from the normal gassy-ness that all babies have, you’re pretty cozy hanging out wherever.  Whether we’re playing in Henry’s room and you’re on a blanket on your back, in your crib, or on our bed…your very content to just hang out and look around!

*You don’t cry often-and when you do, as soon as we pick you up, you stop.

*You eat every 3 hours during the day.

*Your doing well with sleeping…we put you to bed wide awake in your crib (where you’ve slept since the day we brought you home) and you are able to put yourself to sleep without crying.  You typically sleep for about 4 hours, wake up once in the middle of the night to eat, go right back to bed, and then don’t wake up again until morning!  Mommy is looking forward to (hint hint) those sleep stretches getting longer and longer!

*You love to snuggle.  Whenever anyone is holding you (with perhaps the exception of your brother who’s still sharpening his gross motor skills) you are so cozy and usually doze off.

*You have LONG fingers and toes.  We’re pretty sure you are gonna be a tall drink of water.

*Editor’s note: first Loyal PERKS follower to leave a comment explaining where the expression “tall drink of water” comes from WINS.

*Speaking of winning…just know: Charlie Sheen went crazy during your first month of life.

*You started smiling this week.  If we talk in a really high-pitched voice close up to your face it makes you so happy.

*You’re only a month old and you’ve already been to lots of fun places including the grocery store, the doctor’s office (duh), COSI (children’s museum), many restaurants, and also to many family and friends’ houses.

*You’ve also had tons of visitors come to see you at our house too!  Here’s my mommy-brain attempt at recalling who’s come to see you in the last month (excluding family!):  Em & Shane; Jason & Shanti; Jaime, Scott & Emma; Kathy & Jen; Nancy; KTP, Megan & Brian, Lynn; Jenny; and Kristin!

You are so loved by so many.

Marsh…Daddy, Henry & I love you so much.  Thanks for showing us just how much our hearts could grow by joining our family.  You’ve made our world infinitely better just by being in it.

We can’t wait to see you tackle the world-or at least get big enough to start tackling your brother.






8 Responses to “Happy 1 Month Marsh!”

  1. jill March 9, 2011 at 5:24 pm #

    I think he looks just like you:)

  2. Jaime March 10, 2011 at 12:11 am #

    My request: In addition to monthly pics/updates I’m gonna need a separate post of side by side shots of both Marsh and “Henny” (as Em likes to say) at the same age!

  3. meridith March 10, 2011 at 2:39 am #

    i’m so looking forward to meeting this cutie! so adorable. still in awe of your magic ability to get babies to sleep in cribs!

  4. Rach March 10, 2011 at 12:11 pm #

    Leave it to your southern friend to explain “tall drink of water” which is an old southern expression but was recently used by Emily on The Bachelor. It means refreshing – aka a hottie!:)

    Happy One Month to Marsh. These shots are great. I think he looks a lot like big brother, but I can see some of you for sure:).

  5. Mrs. D March 10, 2011 at 1:04 pm #

    WHAT A CUTIE!!! I’m in love!!!
    Congrats! (again)

  6. Laurie Smith March 11, 2011 at 10:52 pm #

    OMG – He is precious! I love every little wrinkle in those legs. He reminds me of your baby brother Kevin. What an adorable family you have. So happy for you …and LOVE your blog. You crack me up. And your 18 mo. post made me cry. Mine will be 17 mos this weekend and I can’t believe how grown up she is. Thanks for sharing with us!

  7. gina March 13, 2011 at 10:10 pm #

    He sleeps better than his blog buddy G! And seriously, how is he a month old? Didn’t you just push him out last week?


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