Thanks to Plum Organics for sponsoring my post about fun kid photos and the stories behind them. Enter Plum’s “Babies for Yum Caption Contest” on Facebook and you could win a $100 gift card or Plum goodies.
I’m stepping back in time today to four months ago…this is the second installment in this series. To read the first, see here.
Dear baby girl,
My have you grown during the past few months. It’s amazing how we can’t see the changes happen before our eyes, but daddy and I look at your pictures everyday and see the difference each day seems to make.
First of all, your eyes. They say a baby’s eyes do not stop changing until they are a year old. So far, your eyes have turned the most vibrant shade of blue. I prayed to God to give you blue eyes, because those are the eyes that made me fall in love with your daddy. I’m thankful my prayer was answered.
We’ve also been blessed with your sleep schedule. We’re lucky that you’ve been sleeping through the night for awhile, but we are realistic and know this could change at the drop of a hat, so we don’t talk you up too much. We worry we’ll give you a baby ego.
You’ve started to eat solids and you love oatmeal. I’m guessing you’re going to have your dad’s appetite, which is good – we want you to grow strong.
For being so itty-bitty, you sure make an incredible amount of noise. I just know you are going to be a chatterbox like me. Just don’t get in trouble for talking in class all the time like I did growing up.
You suck your thumb. Everyone suggests putting a pacifier in…well, you are not a fan. People warn me your teeth will be a mess. Daddy and I are not worried in the slightest. We’re just banking you’ll give it up a few years from now. Please try to hold up your end of the bargain.
During the past few weeks, you’ve made it clear you don’t need to be rocked to sleep anymore – you prefer your space. Daddy and I feel lucky in some regards that you do that, but part of us already misses rocking you and watching your eyes roll back as you start to fall asleep in our arms.
We took you to daycare for the first time a few weeks ago. I held it together OK, although my instincts were telling me something was off. Daddy lost it. He couldn’t stand the fact someone we didn’t know, was watching you for 9 hours a day. We both hated the way they let you just lay there all day without any stimulation. We hated the way we felt after leaving you and commuting with you for nearly 2 hours. We decided this wasn’t what we want for you.
We made a decision for me to put my career on hold. I could never regret being lucky enough to be able to watch you grow.
It’s impossible to fathom how you, such a little being, could fill our hearts with so much love. Thank you for showing us that the nice things money can buy pales in comparison to the love we feel holding you.
We look forward to continuing to learn from you.
Mom and Dad