Friday, September 10, 2010

Letter to Emmalyn - 3 months

You are 3 months old today.  I went to work last night and held a few of the newborn babies that were about your size at birth and realized just how much you have grown since that day.  It amazes me and scares me all at the same time.  I'm amazed at the works of Christ.  How you could come from a small cell into the child you are today.  God is amazing!  I'm scared because in three short months you have grown so much physically and mentally.  You now have a personality and know that I am your mother.  I am humbled by how much you depend on me.   I know I should depend on Christ more instead of trying things on my own first.  I love you so much and I didn't know it was possible, but I love you more and more everyday.

Your Daddy wants to try to have another child...ALREADY!  I told him I was making life too easy on him so you might be seeing more of him without mom around soon :)  You are a great baby and I think that's how God is going to suck me into wanting more just like you!

At this point you are going to bed around 8 or 8:30 at night and sleeping 6-8 hours at a time.  You'll wake up, and I'll go into your room, look over the crib and see you look up at me and flash me the biggest smile!  It is so cute, but I'm still half asleep at this point so I feed you and put you right back to bed.  You usually talk to yourself for a few minutes and then drift off to sleep another 2-4 hours.

During the day we play, sing songs (your favorite is Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star), read, and talk to each other.  Sometimes we will meet friends for lunch.  Almost everyday I put in your bumbo and place you on the counter while I cook.  I tell you each step of each recipe.  It's almost like having my own cooking show with an audience of...One.  You seem very interested though, so I'll continue this and your father will be very happy that you will be able to make his favorite meals as well!  You also sit with me while I do crafts or fold laundry.  I love being able to spend these times with you.  I love teaching you... or at least thinking that I am.

I love hearing your sweet voice.  And I think you do too.  You like to listen you me and your dad talk.  You also like listening to the Dave Matthews Band with your dad and you even help him study by listening to him babble off emergency procedures from the apache.  I think your dad loves that you listen to him since I don't understand a word he's saying and can walk away willingly.  Sorry kid.

I love taking pictures of you.  So far you have not been very compliant with smiling at the camera, but you are a pretty good poser.

You are too big for your newborn and 0-3 month clothes now.  You are wearing 3 and 3-6 month clothes.  Your hands and feet are often cold like mine so I almost always have socks on you.

You spit up a lot.  The pediatrician and I diagnosed you with mild acid reflux and now you take Zantac twice a day.  It helps a lot though you (nor I) like the taste of it.

You move your arms and legs very frantically when you get excited and I love it!

Almost as soon as you are strapped into the car seat you start to doze off.

I let you suck on a strawberry and you cried when I took it away.  (But we will be leaving that out when we go for your next check up :  )

There are new things that you are learning each day and I feel so blessed that I am able to be with you for most of it.  Right now I'm only working a handful of hours a week and I cannot fathom my life being any better right now.  You and I have so much more to experience together and I have so much I want to teach you!  I'm looking forward to experiencing more milestones in the next month!

I love you Emmy!

Love, Mom

Kayla : )

1 comment:

  1. Precious strawberry picture! I did the same thing with Ellasyn, wrote her letters I mean. It'll be so great for them to look back on when they're 16 and thinking we're the dorkiest parents ever! hahahhaha


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