Letters to My Little One | 7 Month Old

Letters to My Little One | 7 Month Old

 

Monday, February 12, 2018

To my little peanut,

 

You are getting so tough, being 7 months old! Sturdy, that’s a good word for it. You are thickening out and it’s adorable. I absolutely love your chunk! And by the way – so does everyone else. You are a cutie, that’s for sure. You’ve got some personality shining through. You are, for the most part, very laid back and calm. You love to bounce. I’d say it’s your favorite thing ever, besides mommy.

Speaking of mommy, you are a total momma’s boy! You reach for me all the time. That being said, you love your daddy, too! There was one night where you woke up, really distraught, and I tried to nurse you back to sleep. You weren’t having it. You rolled all over our bed until you found daddy. Who then woke up (since you rolled on top of him!) and picked you up and put you right back to sleep. Other times you crawl to daddy and like to watch him play games on his iPad. Daddy is your pal, and I can’t help but think about the future when you are jumping up and down for daddy to come home.

Right now, you only have two teeth, right in front, on the bottom. They are so cute. You can especially see them when you are crying or laughing. You are so intent on learning new things. So far I have taught you how to sign ‘milk’ and you definitely know how to do it! I was so amazed the first time you did it. The most adorable part of the whole signing is that you use both hands at the same time. I mean, can you get any cuter? You’re forever curious about new toys, new things. Learning. It’s so amazing how much you learn and how quickly you learn. You learned to sign milk in under a week. You’re starting to work your leg muscles, I fear it’ll be any day that you realize you can stand without support. You’re growing and developing way too fast, and I wish I could slow down time. I can a little, with my photography. But it’s not enough. I wish you’d stay my little baby forever. But we’re already to 7 months out of the womb. It’s crazy to think of all the learning you will do in the near future. From walking to talking to eating solid foods, you’ve got lots to learn. But in time, you’ll learn everything. And I will look at you with amazement and think how blessed I truly am to be your mommy. You will be such an amazing person, I can already tell. You have such wonder in your eyes. You’re soaking it all up. And I’m soaking you up as much as possible.

Being a mommy is such an amazing thing. I love it. I wouldn’t change it for anything. It’s so rewarding and it’s so inspiring. It inspires me to be a better me for you to see as an example. You are so loved, my little one, and I hope you will always feel loved.

I am blessed to be your mommy.

I love you so much!

Love, mommy

 

Aly Dawn Photography 7 Months

Aly Dawn Photography 7 Months

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Letters to My Little One | 6 Month Old

Letters to My Little One | 6 Month Old

 

Friday, January 12, 2018

To my little peanut,

You’ve been with us for half a year. HALF A YEAR! How is that even possible? It feels like just yesterday we found out we were pregnant with you! I am so happy to have you in my life, I really can’t express how much I love being your mommy. You are amazing. I am so happy I get to watch you grow up.

You can CRAWL! You’ve been army crawling for a while now, but the first week of January you decided army crawling wasn’t good enough and took off crawling everywhere. On top of learning to crawl, you have decided it’s a great time to also start to pull yourself up. When I took you to the pediatrician, she was literally amazed that you could do all of that. I, of course, was proud of you. At your appointment, you weighed 17.4 pounds and were 26″ long. According to the average, you are small. 50th in weight and 25th percentile in height. I love you, anyways!

You have two teeth on the bottom. They are adorable. I love seeing you smile and showing your two teeth off. It’s amazing! Right now you love watching these cute little YouTube shows, reading books, and playing with anything you can get into. Including, of course, things you aren’t supposed to get into, such as cables, wires, cords, and plugs! I have to watch you like a hawk and hide them the best that I can! Please, for me, play with just your toys?

You are also starting to not only pull yourself up, but walk along the furniture as well. Now, I am so proud of you, but please slow down! I don’t want a 7 month old who can walk! 

Another cute thing you are doing this month is giving us kisses. We ask, “Can I have a kiss?” and you will open your mouth and attempt to kiss us. Oh my. A-dor-able! You are also smiling a lot more, which is really cute with your two teeth. You laugh at a lot of things. One of your favorites is funny faces. If someone makes a funny face, you giggle! You also laugh at being tickled and when someone else smiles or laughs at you. You will put on a show for anyone who wants to watch.

You are also started to notice stranger=danger. One time your uncle, who you haven’t seen in a while, came over and you did not want him to hold you! You are also becoming a mommy’s boy. Which is cute and all, but sometimes it’d be nice to let other people hold you. I cherish the time I get holding you, though. Because I know it won’t last forever and I know one day you won’t want mommy to hold you.

I am blessed to be your mommy.

I love you so much!

Love, mommy

 

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Letters to My Little One | 5 Month Old

Letters to My Little One | 5 Month Old

 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

To my little peanut,

You are adorable. You amaze me almost everyday. You’re starting to want to crawl. You can get on all fours, but you’re not sure what to do after that. It’s adorable. I love how happy you are all the time. You are such an amazing little baby – you really make me proud.

Two little teeth are starting to come in – it’s adorable. I love seeing them. I went from call you ‘toothless’ to calling you ‘toothy’ – you’re too cute! Although, now it hurts for you to chew on my finger. OUCH!

We’re so excited to celebrate your first Christmas this month/year. I know you won’t remember it, but I will. I will forever cherish each Christmas with you! It’s not about the presents, it’s about spending time with those you love. I hope I can teach you that. I hope that one day you will love spending time with your family. I hope one day you will cherish the time you have with us. That’s my wish this Christmas.

You are getting so handsome. I still can’t believe it’s Christmas time and that you’ve almost been with us for half a year. It’s surreal. This time last year, I was announcing that I get to be a mommy. This time last year I was wondering if you were a boy or a girl. This time last year I was excited, yet very nervous about what was going to happen next year. This time last year I was exhausted. But, I won’t hold it against you! My body created such a beautiful baby boy, of course it was tired! It’s crazy to think that this time next year you’ll be about 18 months. You’ll be walking, hopefully talking, and I will be so proud.

You keep growing and developing, little one. I’m watching you with amazement, I can’t believe how far you’ve come, and I’m so excited to see how far you’ll go.

I am blessed to be your mommy.

I love you so much!

Love, mommy

 

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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

 

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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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