Category Archive: Dear Sirena…

Sirena’s Monthly Photos: One Month Old

Dear Sirena,

Your first month was a whirlwind filled with lots of new emotions and experiences (for all three of us!)  Daddy and I enjoyed getting to know all of your little noises and adorable facial expressions and it was hard to believe that there was even a life before your arrival.  Every parent we talk to says to cherish the moments we have now while you are so teeny tiny because they go by so fast–I have made a huge effort to keep this in mind throughout the day so that I don’t easily forget what you’re like at this age.  I never want to forget just how little your fingers and toes are, how big your belly gets after you eat, how warm your little body feels when laying on my chest, how red your face gets moments before you start crying, and how delicious your smell is.

You’ve got such a big personality already and you’ve brought so much light into our lives.

We love you tons, little lady,


The one month rundown


  • Movement: be it walking, car rides, walks in the stroller or baby carrier, you name it, as long as she’s moving she’s happy
  • Being fed by mom: the little gasps and gulping sounds she makes when she’s eating are adorable, she is such a noisy eater!
  • Bath time: she loves sitting in her little reclining seat and getting covered in warm water, she even licks her lips when water drips down her mouth


  • Being in a wet diaper: basically the minute her diaper’s wet she lets us know that she is a very unhappy baby
  • Being still: see point number one above
  • Silence: the stuffed animal noise machine we received that makes noises like she’s inside the womb has been such a life saver when it comes to nap and bed time

Monthly Photos

Each month I’m going to take a photo of her in the small armchair she received as a gift to see just how much she’s grown!  I will also be taking some head shots to capture all of her amazing facial expressions.  My hope is to do this at least each month of her first year and maybe her second as well.

The many facial expressions of Sirena

Dear Sirena…

A lot of people say that girls end up with life partners that are like their fathers.  If that’s the case for you, you’d be one lucky chickadee.  Just in the past week your Daddy has done and said some really cute, sweet things that I don’t want to be lost forever in my subconscious so I thought I’d start off my series of “Dear Sirena…” posts with one dedicated to the special relationship I know you and your Daddy are going to have.

  • He already donned you with your first nickname, Sireenie
  • He told you (via my belly) that he’s “ready to meet you anytime you decide to show up!”
  • He cracked me up to the point of tears when he carried your crib mattress on top of his head (no hands) up the hill to our apartment, through the front lobby door, up and around the staircase, and down the hall to our apartment front door.  You should have seen him walking so slowly and methodically in an attempt to keep the mattress from falling…and surprisingly, he succeeded in his strange and hilarious effort!
  • He dedicated Stevie Wonder’s song You are the Sunshine of my Life to both of us

We already love you more than words can express and can’t wait to meet you,