Letters to My Little One | 4 Month Old

Letters to My Little One | 4 Month Old

 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

To my little peanut,

You are so cute. End of story. I can’t get over how cute you are! I was looking back at your newborn pictures – and I can’t believe I am going to say this – but you have gotten even cuter. No joke. I didn’t think it was possible. But with every month you just get cuter and cuter. I am forever battling myself with wanting you to stay little, to be my baby forever, but at the same time, I want to see you grow and learn. It’s so fun to see you learn! You’ve learned so much this past month, too!

For starters, you’ve learned how to roll from your back to your stomach. You already learned how to roll from stomach to back. Now you are a pro at both. And since you roll so much, you are really good at getting around. I’ll place you in the center of our living room while I edit pictures, and within seconds you are on the other side of the living room. It’s impressive.

Your next favorite thing to do right now is blow raspberries. It’s so cute!! After that, you just sit there and talk to yourself. You also talk to mommy and daddy, too. It’s my favorite! I have way too many videos of you just talking to me. You’re talking right now as I type this letter to you!

Another thing you learned this month is how to put things in your mouth. It’s really quite adorable, I can’t get over it. Last month you had no idea what to do with toys that I’d give you, this month you love to hold them and put them in your mouth. It’s really quite amazing watching you learn like that.

This month we finally got you laughing. And oh. my. goodness. is it the cutest thing ever!! You laugh so much when I pinch you. Smile ear to ear! And you just laugh and laugh. I love trying to find new ways for you to laugh.

Four months has been quite the adventure. I can’t believe it’s been four months since giving birth to you. It seems like I’ve known you a long time. And I can’t imagine my life without you. You are so special. So important. So cute. So loved. I love you more and more each day. You have honestly made me a better person.

I am blessed to be your mommy.

I love you so much!

Love, mommy

 

read month 1 here
read month 2 here
read month 3 here

Letters to My Little One | 3 Month Old

Letters to My Little One | 3 Month Old

 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

To my little peanut,

This time last year, we found out we were pregnant with you. October will always be one of my favorite months. I cannot believe you are three months already. Time is going by so quickly! But I am so happy I get to spend every day with you. You’ve been here for three months somehow. You are such a blessing in our lives. I don’t know what I’d do without you.

You are so close to finding your toes – it’s so cute. I just wish you’d find them soon so that I can photograph it. You are so patient with mommy and her camera. I hope you’ll thank me for it one day. I love how much you smile. You love people and being around family. You don’t like being alone (like in the car or when you are left in your swing), you would much rather be around people. You are starting to laugh at things. Right now your favorite is fart noises. You are such a boy! You just laugh and laugh at fart noises. It’s the best! I love trying to figure out what makes you laugh. You also laugh at certain faces I make (don’t worry, everyone does!) and when I tickle you.

It’s so amazing to watch you learn and grow. This month you are able to grab on and recognize a toy. Last month you had no clue! It’s amazing and I love watching you learn. You love to shake toys and eat them. It’s too cute! You are so amazing at how much you learn and I am so excited to watch you grow.

Things you love: your mommy + daddy. You love your aunts and uncles and your grandma, too! You love to smile and talk. You talk a lot, and believe me, we all love it. You tell mommy all about your day. You love to take baths. You love to get dressed in the morning. You love having your diaper changed. You love stroller rides. You love to kick and wiggle. You love to stand up and look around. You love to eat (who doesn’t!) and enjoy smiling at mommy. Your life is great!

Things we love about you: how much you smile. I could watch you smile all day (and I do!). We love your little personality that is starting to show. You are so calm and sweet. You are mostly a happy baby. We love the way you look. Your sweet smile fills my heart with joy. I love your hair, too! We can’t get enough of how cute you are. Daddy always comes home from work and giggles and says, “he’s just so cute!”. It’s adorable, really. Life got better once your arrived, little one. It’s sweeter and I have more of a purpose than I did before. I wish I could slow down time and let you stay little forever. But, at the same time, I am so excited to continue to watch you grow and learn and develop. It is so fun to see you learn new things.

I am blessed to be your mommy.

I love you so much!

Love, mommy

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read month 1 here
read month 2 here

Letters to My Little One | 2 Month Old

Letters to My Little One | 2 Month Old

 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

To my little peanut,

So many things have happened in this month! First, you rolled from your tummy to your back like a champ. You did it three times, showing off for your parents. We loved it, of course! You moved right on up to one diapers, too! Your cute little thighs are getting so chunky – I LOVE it! It’s so cute! You’re wearing 0-3 month clothing and almost to the point where you can wear just plain 3 month. You’re getting so big at 2 months old. I really can’t believe you are 2 months old. Somedays, it feels like forever ago that I gave birth to you. But then other days, it feels like just yesterday.

Time is, of course, going too fast. You really won’t stay little forever, will you? It makes me sad, but at the same time, I am so proud of all the little things you do each day. The little things you learn each day. You are growing and maturing so quickly!

You hate waking up in the morning and it’s adorable. I just giggle at you as you grunt and try to open your eyes. Don’t worry, I think we all have those days. Once you’re awake, though, you smile and talk so much! Your little form of talking is just so adorable. You also love to kick and wiggle a bunch right in the morning. Mornings are one of my favorite times with you. You’re too cute.

I’m so proud of you, little one. For all that you are accomplishing. For all that you will accomplish. For all that you’ve already accomplished. You’ve come so far, but you have so far to go. And don’t worry, mommy + daddy will be right there with you, cheering you on. You have blessed our lives for the better. We love talking to you, seeing your big eyes fill with happiness as you smile and laugh at us. And you love talking to us. You smile and grin every time you see us. We can tell how much you love us, and our hearts are full. We love you. We love you so much.

Things you love: daddy! You smile the biggest when daddy is around. No joke. But you talk the most for mommy. You love to blow spit bubbles (gross!). You love to kick. You love to sleep but hate waking up. It’s really cute. You love bath time. You love spending time with your family. You love back time and tummy time. You love taking walks with mommy + daddy. You love talking. You love to lift your head. And of course you love to eat! You basically just love life. You’re a happy baby which makes this mommy happy.

Things we love about you: how much you are talking! After you nurse you sometimes just stare up at me and coo. It melts my heart it’s so darn cute! You do this funny thing with your hands where it looks like you’re trying to fight, it’s too cute. We love the way you look. I didn’t think it was possible, but you’ve gotten cuter. You still have so much hair! That is probably the number one thing people comment on. So. Much. Hair. And we love it!  I love watching you try new things, like rolling over for the first time, reaching for that toy, and even laughing! You laughed this week for the first time and it melted my heart! It was so cute. I love everything about you. Your little thighs, your little toes, fingers, hands, nose, ears, lips….I could go on and on. You are just too adorable, I can’t get enough.

I am blessed to be your mommy.

I love you so much!

Love, mommy

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read month 1 here

Letters to My Little One | 1 Month Old

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

To my little peanut,

I’m nearly in tears writing this. No really. You’re one month already? Where did that month go? I feel like it was just yesterday that I was still pregnant with you wondering when you’d make your appearance. Wondering what you’d look like. Now I know! You have the most perfect little nose ever. You have my lips and I love it when you smile! Your face is adorable, even when you’re upset. I can’t get over how cute you are and that you’re all mine!

Things you love: momma and daddy snuggles, kicking, back time, napping, staring at faces, smiling, and bath time. You love to be clean, whether it’s bath time or just changing your diaper. You love it. I hope you continue to love that! You like it when daddy does bicycles to help you get gas relief (poor little one!). Life as a one month old seems pretty sweet to you!

Things we love about you: of course we love the snuggles! I love how alert you are and how you love staring at me. I love how you try to talk to me, but can’t, and only get a few sounds out. I love how you sometimes just need to snuggle to calm down. I love your smiles and how you smile at me when you realize it’s me. I love the noises you make. I love it when you start to wake up. Your eyes open and close and your face starts twitching. You smile occasionally. It’s the cutest thing! I love it when you laugh in your sleep. It’s adorable! Your daddy loves to come home from work and snuggle you. He loves telling you about his day and talking to you about yours. Your daddy really loves you and it’s so cute! I love that you can recognize my voice and face. I love being your momma.

Really, this month has gone by so fast. I really wish I could slow time down. Everyone warned me about how they ‘grow up too fast’. I believe them now. My little momma heart is so full and happy. I love being your momma and I love our family. You really made my heart grow bigger with love when I first saw you. You’ve changed my life for the better and I can’t imagine it without you. I am so excited to watch you grow. To teach you. To be there for you.

Grow, little one, and be healthy. But don’t grow too quickly. My little momma heart can’t take it. You’re amazing. I’ll love you forever. I’ll like you for always. As long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.

I love you so much!

Love, mommy

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My Boy – 2 Weeks Old

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He was 2 weeks old on July 26th! I can hardly believe it. He has already changed so much from the day he was born. Things he loves: momma + daddy, sleep, breastfeeding, and talking with daddy. He’s officially a pro at breastfeeding. He loves to look around and listen to what you have to say. He’s usually really relaxed and chill. He hates being put down for sleep. He hates it when his diaper is dirty (even just a tiny bit wet!). He never pees while he’s sleeping – he usually wakes up first and then pees (I’ve learned this from experience!). He sleeps pretty well through the night, only waking up a little bit to feed and then he goes right back to bed. At 2 weeks old he has me crying and wishing I could slow down time already.

Things we love about him: the faces he makes, his sweet smiles while sleeping, cuddling with him, kissing him all over, I could literally go on and on. We are so totally in love. I love his hands, his feet, his eyes, his lips, his nose, his hair, his cute thoughtful looks. I love how he loves to snuggle with me. I hate it when he cries and love that I can usually comfort him. I love that he is mine for eternity. I love that I am sealed to him with my husband. I love that we are a family. I love him. I can’t wait for his personality to come out. But, please, little one, don’t grow up too fast. My little momma heart can’t take it!

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