Dear Vito,

Happy first month!

It’s all happened and gone by so fast. We had a pretty rough time with the late night feedings, Mommy’s recovery, and the general aches and pains of new parenthood. But Daddy and I are so much more happy now that you are here with us. Here are some things that happened over the past month…

Your first month (Nov 8 – Dec 8, 2010)

    2 weeks old:

    • Your umbi cord finally fell off and we were able to give you your first water bath on November 22! Lola Nelle was here to show me how to carefully bathe you. How much you love the water!

      3 weeks old:

      • Your first smiles. It was the first time you looked up at Mommy and Daddy with those toothless gums flashing a preliminary smile. How cute! Since then, I look forward to your smiles. They’ve made my days, baby.

        4 weeks old:

          • You were baptized, December 6, 2010, at Mary the Queen Shrine. Your family members from all sides came to greet you “welcome” to the Catholic family. We had a brunch for you at Lolo and Lola’s house in New Jersey St, where Mommy used to live.
          • You gained more weight, and were 4 kilos. You grew some more, 4 centimeters in just under 4 weeks! You also bravely received your second Hepa-B shot, and though you cried a little, you stopped after some cuddles from Mommy. What a good boy!
          • You started cooing and gurgling, and your first identifiable “word” was “agoo,” spoken while you were on your favorite place, the changing pad! Since then, you’ve added more syllables to your baby vocabulary.

          Today, your Lola Ma and Lolo Pap bought a little birthday cake for you. Tito Kayo came to visit with Tita Nicole, who came all the way from Canada for a business trip.

          We’re so happy you’re here, baby. We love you!