At 8:17 PM one month ago, I gave birth to the best gift God could give us. How has a month gone by with our precious baby boy? It has been a roller coaster of emotions, but the best month of our lives. We have laughed, cried, lost sleep, been peed, pooped on, spit up on, stared, kissed, rocked, snuggled and loved all over Dixon. I don’t even feel that life truly existed until we became parents. It is surreal. We couldn’t be more lucky to be Dixon’s Mom and Dad and watch our baby grow through all of his little stages of life.
You love looking at lights, beard kisses on your neck from dad, being held, bath time, snuggling with mommy, being swaddled, and eating. You are not a fan of being hungry for a split second, clothes going over your head, riding in a carseat, and being put down.
Dad introduced me to you on Thanksgiving Day (11.26.2015). I cried from the moment I heard your adorable cry and couldn’t stop. You are the most perfect baby we have ever laid eyes on.
Your Dad couldn’t stop smiling when you entered the world. I think he came to the realization that he’s a dad when you came out, and I personally love he became a softy because of you.We waited for your arrival for 40 weeks and 1 day. When it came down to it, I was in labor for 28 hours until the doctor decided a c section would be the best idea to bring you here. This picture will always remind me of pure happiness as I held you for the very first time and realizing that we did it. It was a huge relief and the grandest birthday for you.
In recovery, I was able to finally love on you. I was numb from the chest down and had the jitters terribly bad. I held on to you tight taking you all in.
I couldn’t kiss your delicious face enough.Day 2 and I am still getting all of my kisses in. It will be this way for a while.I do believe you knew your Dad from the very start. Watching y’all take each other in is something I could watch over and over again. (Side note: He gave you your first bottle. We are still working on those diaper changes.)Family and friends poured in to see your precious face.
Your Aunt Emily and Aunt Elizabeth stayed for half a day, and we all had a good cry. (Aunt Mary and Aunt Savanna were here as well) Everyone brought your mom a bottle of wine for some reason. You really enjoy your naps. Sleeping like a baby is real.LSU played Texas A&M. We had you game ready to match your Dad. They won!
After 4 days in the hospital, it was time to take you home. Your Aunt Sarah and Uncle Trevor came to visit you. We celebrated Thanksgiving.I gave you your first sponge bath.
Cutest bear I have ever seen.You weren’t a big fan. We went to your first doctor’s appointment. You had gained 2 ounces.Dad is so proud.I could watch you sleep forever. Meeting Sashay went well. She gave you a big sniff down.You petted her nose.The first two weeks were a little less of a struggle with the diapers from my baby shower always keeping me entertained. They really helped out with those 2 AM changes. Yawwwn. Your yawns are by far adorable.I had such a cute outfit on you in the hospital to celebrate Thanksgiving, but as soon as you had it on the nurse had to take you. So, we played dress up at home.
Breakfast and baby in bed.Taking your newborns was a little bit of a challenge, but we managed.More yawns.. I can’t get enough of you.Your Grandmother’s adore you. Your Bren Bren stayed with us for 2 weeks. She was a huge help, and I don’t know how we would have made it without her here. Your first outing was to visit Santa.You decided to take a little nap with him.Your Dad kept you for the first time alone for two hours, and this is the text I received from him. Thank goodness for that paper towel.Furry snuggles.I believe you should wear this until you’re potty trained.You can be so serious.You love quality time with Dad.You nailed the blue steel model pose.You like to smile right before you fall asleep. I feel the exact same way. I am still kissing you. But you make the cutest deer in all the fields, and this isn’t the last of the animal outfits. We went to your two week appointment. You gained 1.3 pounds and grew 1.5 inches.
You made my birthday the most special this year since you are the best gift I could ever receive. Your card was my favorite.I stole all the kisses from my little monster.Then we made a Davidge sandwich.With Christmas around the corner, we hung your very first stocking for Santa.You might have been a bit lazy during your first tummy time. We will get there.You weren’t too sure what to do, but goodness aren’t you cute.
When you act the exact same as you did in ALL your ultrasound pictures…Then there are moments like these when Dad is simply telling you about the bats he saw at deer camp in his deer stand and the sweetest little moment happens…
Or your Dad gets up, grabs you and starts dancing on the coffee table. (Side note: The first night I met your dad he swept me off my feet as well by dancing on a coffee table. Full circle.)
With all the boy time and deer camp talk, we packed you up and took you to the deer camp for the very first time.We hung out in our room majority of the time. Your Dad killed a doe and Uncle Skipper said you were the best baby and could come back any time. Your Aunt Sherry said our new motto is “Have baby. Will Travel.”Apparently deer camp was a lot of excitement for you. You lost your umbilical cord, so I gave you your very first bath. You watched the water faucet the entire time.You were the cutest thing to happen during the Saints season.You were also Santa’s Little Helper. You had your first Christmas Eve. We watched Christmas movies, read The Night before Christmas and The Grinch, and blasted Christmas tunes.You also had your very first Christmas. We helped with your presents and put wrapping paper on you. You kept looking around and were a happy little boy. Mom and Dad loved all over you!Open mouth baby kisses are the best.Beard kisses are your favorite.Happy 1st Month Dixon!
We have truly enjoyed every stinking minute with you in your first month. You came at such a busy time that many first happened fast. We are trying to take it all in. You are the most wonderful thing to happen to us. We love you and are looking forward to every day with you little bear. Every day is the best day ever with you!