My Sweet Angel,
I love you so much that my heart feels like it is going to burst sometimes. How did I live 40 years of my life without you??? Everytime I close my eyes I see that sweet smile of yours… and, I thank all the Gods who heard my prayers. You are so incredibly patient with all of us, my love, and in such a short time, you’ve stolen our hearts.
What a time it has been so far… It feels like just yesterday that you were a helpless little infant who came home from the hospital. But, somewhere between 6 weeks and sleepless nights trust was born. You’ve started easing into your sweet little life and growing up so beautifully. You can’t/won’t stop smiling, even when you’re not at your best, and quite frankly neither can we. Caring for you has become second nature to us. You’re a bundle of pure bliss… the sweetest being I’ve ever had the pleasure of being around.
The start of the month caught us all off guard with a cold. We tried everything to prevent you from getting sick but unfortunately you were not spared. I was heartbroken when you started coughing. Yet, it was in those few days, when you were miserable, that I really got a glimpse of your sweet nature. In spite of being severely congested, you smiled all the time. Even when we suctioned your nose, you barely cried. You knew we were trying to help you and you simply let us… You are amazing! Thankfully, you got over the cold quickly and eased me of my mama guilt.
A week later, we celebrated Thanksgiving with our family. You slept through most of the dinner but your presence was felt by everyone. It was somewhere around this time that you started sleeping through the night. In fact, you sleep a solid 10+ hours these days and sleep in most mornings as well. You even sleep through your brother’s almost terrible two tantrums, which can get really loud at times, and for that we’re all very grateful.
At your two month doctor’s visit, you were supposed to have your shots but since you were getting over a cold, they were postponed. A week later, you handled them like a champ! During that visit, you weighed 10.2 lbs and measured 23 inches tall. You’ve started fitting into your clothes quite nicely. And, your cheeks are filling in as well. Sadly, I’ve started weaning you off breast milk already since I have to start commuting into the city soon.
Even though it feels like we’re settling into a nice rhythm, I know many changes are right around the corner. That’s the beauty of being a mom for the second time… I know what to expect and in a way nothing really surprises me anymore. But, as I said before there is a trust being formed here between all of us. You and I have the strongest bond, but your dad and brother have their own relationship with you. I can’t wait to see how all of these threads get woven in together.
I will always be here for you, my darling.