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levi {one month}

Where has time gone?
My little Levi will be six weeks old tomorrow.
I thought I should post this before two months creeps up on me.
He is already doing things like smiling and sleeping 6-8 hours at night.
Way to go Levi!

We love you so much Levi. Although we are still missing your sister everyday, you have brought so much love and laughter to our house again. You are such an incredible blessing to us. Here are some things I want to remember about your first month:

You grew out of your newborn diapers the first week you were home.  You are now in size 1.

You also grew out of your newborn clothes. You are a growing boy! You are wearing 0-3 month clothes and I don’t know how long you will last in those.
You are starting to like your baths. No more screaming!
I love when you stare at me with those big, deep blue eyes. 
You are a spit up baby. Definitely not as bad as your sister, but my piles of laundry are multiplying.
You are starting to give us little half smiles. I think you will be smiling in no time.
You are still sleeping in your bassinet in our room. You wake up every 3-4 hours at night, but you are a good sleeper.
You have the hiccups ALL the time, just like when you were in mama’s tummy.
You are a true boy. Very noisy. You are definitely not a quiet baby and you are always grunting. I think you like to make your presence known.

At one month you are weighing in at 11 pounds 4 ounces. Obviously you are a good eater. You weren’t a big fan of getting stripped down to be weighed. You let the nurse know by peeing all over her.  Oops!

I love you sweet baby boy.

  • Kat - He is so precious!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany - I’ve never commented on your before but your family is such an amazing family. Cora and My son Samuel are the exact same age down to their birth date. I found your blog last year and have followed your journey. You’ve given me so much strength. Your story is amazing and I’m so glad the Lord has blessed you with Levi.ReplyCancel

  • Lindy - What a handsome little man! I love the picture of him sleeping on your shoulder. I have a new grandson coming to visit next week. He is 2 months and I can’t wait to squeeze him. Bless you all!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie S. - So sweet!!ReplyCancel

  • Devon - aw, he is adorable…

    my little premie girl is 4.5 months old and weighs 11 pounds! she seems huge to me but i guess not…lol!

    i always think of your cora cuz my twin boys share her birthday…they live in heaven with cora now too.ReplyCancel

  • The Parker's - He is adorable. He also looks like a little boy in the face. I know it sounds funny, but you know how you can’t tell w/ some babies? No question w/ Levi! I also hear ya about how little boys are so noisy! My daughter was so quiet, but my little guy is constantly making noise. Congratulations again!!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - He is so precious, Jess!ReplyCancel

  • Julie - Such a beautiful baby boy!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - He is so cute, I’m so happy for you guys you deserve this and a lot more, may God always bless him.


  • The Sweigart Family - He looks a little like Esther in the one in the blue jacket. So sweet. I can’t believe how big he’s getting!ReplyCancel

  • Nikki B - He is so incredibly gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Robin - Your line about him bringing laughter into your home brought tears to my eyes. I have been praying for your family, and there is just something about a baby that is so joyful. I am glad he is there bringing you some much needed joy.ReplyCancel

  • onlymehere - He is such an adorable bundle of blessings for you! I wish there had been blogging when my kids were little. What a wonderful memory album you have of these special moments with your children. Keep it up!ReplyCancel

  • SouthernGalsBoutique - He is soooo cute!!! Makes me miss the baby stage! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • merlin - OK, my baby years are past, I have to bide my time for grandkids in the very far, distant future, BUT when I look at these photos of Levi, every cell in my body screams: I want him, I want that baby. Forgive me, please.

    I even dragged my husband to the computer, and he agrees, Levi is a baby like no other.

    But no, I can’t have Levi and there won’t be more babies. It is OK though, I can enjoy Levi through your blog, be happy for you, pray for him, and have a sweet spot for him in my heart.

    These photos make me feel JOY!
    Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • gwswenson - Love, love, love, love, love your darling Levi!! What a sweetheart!! Thank you for the update, Jess. Always thinking of your lovely family.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Happy Valentine’s Day — and what a great post to kick off the weekend, Congratulations again on your son. You are always in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • It's just Mommer - What a sweet boy!ReplyCancel

  • jen christians - Oh Jess,
    He is absolutely beautiful… I could look at those pictures all day. Precious. he makes me long to hold a newborn again. There is certainly nothing like a sweet baby, and I think God made your little man extra sweet.ReplyCancel

  • meg duerksen - he’s so cute!
    i still have to get your present to you! since i missed the party. it was great chatting with you in the freezer section last week. 🙂

    see you soon i hope!ReplyCancel

  • Nan - What a cutie patootie!ReplyCancel

  • Alex and Jill - He is such a beautiful baby!!ReplyCancel

  • Beki - TheRustedChain - Jess, he is YUMMY!!

    (And you look so much like your mom in that picture.)ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - Levi is absolutely precious, and I can’t believe it’s already been 6 weeks since you had him! My daughter had the hiccups a lot too when she was a baby. You might have heard of this but Little Tummies makes something called Gripe Water. You can get it in the childrens section at the pharmacy (near the gas drops). It’s amazing, and takes hiccups away in an instant. Just thought I would pass a recommendation along.ReplyCancel

  • susy - God Bless you all!ReplyCancel

  • Stef - he’s so cute, looks so cuddly and positively dreamy. Makes me want another boy….ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - Wow six weeks… seems like only three. Scary when time not only flies for mommy but all the other people too. The pictures are so precious, thank you for sharing them.ReplyCancel

  • Yankee Mama - He is such a gorgeous baby!!!!!!!!!!! Makes me want another!ReplyCancel

  • Cori - What a beautiful little guy! You take wonderful pictures of him.ReplyCancel

  • Diana - Mr. Levi is a truly handsome little man… so special and sweet! Love every one of those photos… look at his beautiful eyes! And he’s sure a-growing fast already!

    Praying bountiful good blessings on you guys!


  • Danielle - He is so absolutely gorgeous I can’t stand it! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • twolittletots - can’t believe he is a month old…so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Whimsical Creations - He is just precious!!ReplyCancel

  • Emily - I’m a first time commenter as well but had to say that having a boy is SO fun! I have a boy myself and where I live I feel like I’m the ONLY one with a son so I’m thankful that you have little Levi so I can hear some boy stories 😉 He’s precious!!!

  • Anonymous - What a precious baby boy.
    You are a beautiful family, inside and out!! 🙂

    Krissy Hunecke

  • Marianne - Been reading your blog for awhile, but not sure if I ever commented. You and your husband are inspiring! And by the way, you make beautiful children!ReplyCancel

  • Wenbren Explains It All - what a wonderful gift the lord has given you!!I’m so excited that you guys had a baby, sooooo happy to find out, I’m just a stranger, but I have followed you guys for a while, just thought I should say how I’m feeling:)ReplyCancel

  • Courtney - He is so SWEET!!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Kelly - He is so handsome. Going to be a hearbreaker!!!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Baylee and Blair's page - He is just the sweetest baby!!! SO cute and so big!

    Hugs – TiffanyReplyCancel

  • Stacie - he is so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Tressa - He is so precious! I LOVE the pic of you and him together! AMAZING! I am so glad he is a healthy growing boy!

  • Anonymous - One other thing Levi is doing at one month?? Still being the cutest baby I have ever seen.
    h.o.l.y. c.o.w. is he cute!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - He is beautiful! Even though I only “know” you from your blog and only saw Cora in pictures I definitely think little Levi has the same eyes as Cora in the 2nd from the last picture. You and Joel are such an inspiration. You embody Jesus’ grace and strength.ReplyCancel

  • Christina - He is such a beautiful baby boy. What a face. He looks mature! I love the pictures with each of you…keep taking those! My husband and I were just noticing that we don’t have pictures of us with the kids. So, don’t stop doing that! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Rambling Girl - Gift from God! Such a beautiful baby and his big sister, Cora is watching over Levi.

    I had a premmie and went trough a scare when she was born but happy she is a helathy five year girl today.ReplyCancel

  • Geets - May God richly bless you and your beautiful son.ReplyCancel

  • tara - he is just luscious and looks so so snuggly too! i know you guys are enjoying every tiny second with your new little man! bless your adorable family!ReplyCancel

  • Tara - absolutely precious!ReplyCancel

  • mommaof4wife2r - oh my word…he is precious! precious!ReplyCancel