You turned 3 months old a few days ago, so I wanted to write you a letter and pray that it freezes time just a little bit by giving you a snap shot of what you were like at only 100 days old. We feel like you’ve been with our family forever while at the same time it feels like you were just born yesterday.
You’ve developed a sweet-natured, laid-back personality. You’ve been smiling since about 5 weeks old but now give full belly laughs. You love to smile at your Daddy, your big brother and me. Your whole face lights up when you smile and I know that you will have the ability to light up a room for the rest of your life.
You have a cold right now, so I know you are 12 and a half pounds because I just took you to see the doctor. I worry about you when you’re sick because you never complain and keep on smiling, even when you can’t breathe. Your brother likes to give you all of his toys and doesn’t stop there by kindly giving you every cold he catches.
Your eyes seem to be getting bluer by the day and your dark hair seems to be growing in lighter but Daddy would like it to stay dark like his. Your favorite toys are your Wubbanub binkies with the animals attached. You don’t care for regular binkies because they don’t have the cute stuffed animals attached to feel with your chubby little fingers.
You are much more aware of your surroundings and now reach for things. You don’t spend too much time in the swing because you’d rather be right next to Mama. You even have to lay on the laundry room counter while I fold laundry because you hate me being out of your sight. You’re sleeping great and will often sleep from 10pm to 6am. You still nap for the majority of day, but stay awake for tummy time and your new hobby: sitting in the bumbo chair.
You’re wearing size 2 diapers and some of your 3-6 month clothes are getting snug. It depends on the brand, but I had to make an emergency run to Children’s Place to get you some long sleeve 9 month shirts on clearance.
We are gearing up for your first flight next week. You’ll be a snow bunny out in Colorado while visiting family and I know they can’t wait to snuggle you. I thank God every day for you and your brother. I was just reminded how precious life is when I heard about a sorority sister’s sweet 5 month old daughter, Alexandra, who has a serious genetic disorder. You and your brother are the best things that have ever happened to Dad & me and I’m so grateful.
Love you always,
PS. Dear friends, please keep sweet Alexandra and her family in your thoughts and prayers as they face this journey. Also, hug your babies tight.