January 19, 2016
Hi buddy! I just have to let you know that you are the coolest four-month-old I know. Being your mom is seriously the most fun I’ve ever had (and one time your dad and I went on a speed boat around the island of St. Lucia, went snorkeling off the coast, and took a mud bath inside a volcano). You’re still more fun. 🙂
Lately it seems like you’re such a big boy and not so much my little baby anymore, even though I know you’re still little. You’re learning so many things, and so quickly! This week you really started figuring out how to roll from your back to your belly and now I find you in the funniest places (laying on top of your toys, your feet sticking out of your crib, etc.). I’m really SO proud of you! You’re getting good at grabbing toys (and hair and beards and glasses of water) and your favorite thing to do is bounce in your bumper jumper that hangs in the doorway of your room. You have so much energy! I can tell you’re going to be a handful once you can crawl around. 😉 But that’s okay! Luckily I have lots of energy too.
You’re so curious and interested in everything (especially Charlie). You love watching what everyone is doing and trying to figure the world out. Sometimes you get overwhelmed by too many people and noises and things around you (me and your daddy are the same exact way) but for the most part you’re so happy and full of life and constantly smiling and giggling. I love that about you. There’s really so much I love about you.
Right now, you and I are the very best of friends. I’m sure you’ve had lots of other best friends in your life by the time you read this, but I’m thankful that I’ll always be your first. You light up as soon as you see me or hear my voice. You look to me for safety and comfort and help and food and fun! I know just what will make you laugh and I know just how to fix whatever problem you might have. It’s a privilege to be your best friend.
God could have placed you in any family He wanted to, but He chose me and He chose your dad and for that I will always be grateful. Watching you play and laugh and learn new things has been the very best part of my life. I mean that from the bottom of my heart. You aren’t just an important person to me; you are the most important person to me. (Well, until maybe you have a few siblings that I don’t know about yet…then you’re all evenly important to me.)
I love you so much, baby. You complete our little family in all the best ways. I know someday I’ll look back on this time in our lives and wish I could have just one more day of you being this small, one more day of scooping up your tiny snuggly body and singing “I Love You Lord” as you fall asleep. So I’m going to leave the grown-up version of you now and peek in on the four-month-old who’s sleeping soundly in his crib…and whisper I love you one more time.
You have my whole heart always, sweetheart.