My sweet girl. You are no longer my little sleeping newborn – you are a now a vibrant, happy, smiley baby. I’ll be honest and say I miss those first days, they go by so fast and those are such precious moments. But this time is lovely in another way. The first time I looked down and smiled at you and the corner of your lips started to curl upwards into a big grin filled my heart with such joy. Real, pure, joy. The kind of joy people crave.
Soon after the smiling came the laughing and let me tell you, that noise? It should be sold on iTunes. It should be number one on iTunes. Between your little baby giggle and Brady’s deep belly laugh I am surrounded by sweetness.
You have chunked up this month and look quite different from your tiny preemie self. You stayed in newborn clothing for so long and suddenly they don’t fit anymore. I’m still pretty certain that you’re hair is blonde but we will still have to wait and see what happens as it grows. Your eyes are the best shade of blue. Its clear you come from your daddy with your blonde and your blue, where Brady is just like me with dark hair and hazel green eyes.
You’re favorite things right now are snuggle time and laying on your back to kick. You’ve had some tummy issues and I’ve fought hard to find out what I can do to make them better. I switched your formula and you are taking some medicine to help your acid reflux. Your brother was the same way and I hope you grow out of it soon.
Brady loves you so much and he has a new habit of always wanting to know where you are. Anytime we leave without you he realizes soon after that you aren’t in the car and asks, “Where Paityn at?” He is already starting to fulfill his older brother duties. I love watching your relationship form.
I love you so much. I’m so lucky you’re mine.
Sher Bailey is a writer in the Midwest who believes the power of humor, Mod Podge, and grandkids can fix most problems in life. You can find her at SherBailey.com.