Early this morning I turned one month old. What a month it has been.

We’ve had plenty of exciting firsts.

Ready for blast-off

Will's first bath

We’ve seen a few fits.

Fussy

Restless

We’ve had lots of cool visitors.

Will meets Uncle Andy and Aunt KimGrandma NancyGrandma waitsCousin Logan and Aunt Michelle with WillCara & WillGreat grandparentsGrandparentsWilliam with friends Jeff, Andrew, JodiJohn practices his footbal hold

We’ve had some worries.

He gets the worrying from his mother

Taking it all in

We’ve had some rough nights.

Doubly tired

We’ve had plenty of fun.

One month

Will cracks a smile

It’s been one hell of a ride…

Meli with Fig in the wrap

and I’m loving every minute of it.

31 days, 19 hours, 41 minutes old

With more visitors today, I was able to continue my fake out streak. That is, my streak of perfect, cute behavior when people come over to visit, followed closely by fussy behavior when they leave. That way the visitors don’t believe Mom & Dad when they say I can be fussy sometimes.

Cara & John stopped by in the morning. I got to feel Baby G. (i.e. my future girlfriend) kick.

Cara & Will

In the afternoon, Grandma & Grandpa Raguet, Aunt Michelle, Uncle Mark, and Cousin Logan came to visit. This was the first time I got to meet Mark & Logan!

Cousin Logan and Aunt Michelle with Will

Logan was on his best behavior while I slept.

Cousin Logan is quiet for baby Will

Sure, I got a little fussy when they left, but Dad & I (and later Mom) went for a walk. Mom dressed Dad up in a baby wrap that looked like a Jedi outfit so he could carry me. He didn’t have room for a light saber, though.

Rob in Jedi/baby-wrap

24 days, 18 hours, 32 minutes old

I’ve gotten to know Momma pretty well these past 9 1/2 months. All I can say is that I really lucked out.

William & Melissa

William & Mom rest

She’s always there to comfort me.

Meli & Will

Taking it all in

Together, we go places.

Fun run

She looks out for me.

Watchful eye

Mother

Good night, Momma. I love you.

Nap time

18 days, 18 hours, 34 minutes old

Grandma & Grandpa Schofield came to visit last weekend, and I slept right through their visit. Well they decided to come back for a visit last night, bringing with them my Great Grandma & Great Grandpa Bassett. Yeah, I slept right through their whole visit as well. They didn’t seem to mind though.

Great grandparents

16 days, 7 hours, 16 minutes old

My mean old parents gave me my first “bath” on Friday. I hated it!

Will's first bath

Saturday, Grandma and Grandpa Schofield came for a visit… or at least that’s what Mom & Dad tell me. I slept right through it.

Grandparents

Later in the afternoon I went for a walk with Mom & Dad.

Vitamin D

I liked it so much I went for another long walk with Daddy this morning while Mommy took a nap.

Little man on campus

Stroll

11 days, 8 hours, 36 minutes old

Daddy sure can swaddle me well, but I don’t always need swaddling. Sometimes Daddy can calm me down just by holding me.

Joyful daddy

And if I’m really lucky I can lay on his chest and listen to the soothing sound of his heart beating.

Sleepy boys

Eating Daddy's shirt

As you can see, I’ve got some awful big shoes to fill.

Big shoes to fill

8 days, 20 hours, 57 minutes old

My first weekend was hectic.

Sleepy Will

Will sleeps

Will relaxes

I did a lot of sleeping, though not for very long periods of time. Since I went home from the hospital on a Friday, the nurses and Mommy were a little concerned about my eating habits, so we had to make sure I was getting enough to eat. This means Mommy didn’t get much sleep.

Fortunately, Grandma Nancy was here to help out with things, including taking care of me and cleaning up after me, so Mommy didn’t get too overwhelmed. Daddy went to the store on his bike to fetch groceries both days. If he keeps that up he might just have to get a new bike that can carry more stuff 🙂

We also had some more visitors, with grandparents, friends, and neighbors stopping by.

Will loves his grandma Barb

Jodi with baby William

William with friends Jeff, Andrew, Jodi

It took a while, but I think I finally got settled in here at home. We have a good routine of eating, sleeping, and pooping. We went back to the doctor’s office on Monday afternoon. Not only did I stop losing weight, but I gained three whole ounces.

Mommy has been just great through all of this.

Taking it all in

5 days, 18 hours, 41 minutes old

First thing’s first. Happy birthday Mom!

Meli's birthday cake

We came home from the hospital today. The morning was a little hectic. They promised to get us out of there, but they were running behind. We had an appointment at the Dr’s office across town at 1pm and we didn’t get out of the hospital until nearly 1pm. Mommy was freaking out a little, but the hospital nurses were kind enough to call the Dr’s office for us to tell them we would be late.

The appointment went well and afterward I finally got to go to my new house. Grandma & Grandpa Raguet were waiting there for us and we all had a party for Mommy’s birthday.

Grandma Nancy

We also had neighbors stop by. Some gave me some awesome clothes. Others brought flowers. Others gave us a gigantic balloon.

It's a…

Finally, I got to sleep in my own bed.

William sleeping at home

2 days, 18 hours, 41 minutes old