Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Letters to Liam, 4 months

My Little Liam,

Happy 2011!

On New Year’s Eve, you spent your first overnight at Marmi & Poppy’s house—your first of many, I’m sure! I was a wreck about leaving you for so long, but we both did great. Daddy and I had a wonderful time going out with our friends, and you had a fun time being smothered with love and attention! (I think you wore them out, though. It may be a little while before you spend the night with them again.)

You had an amazing first Christmas! Santa spoiled you with all kinds of presents—some of them you aren’t even big enough to enjoy yet, but you’ll grow into them. Although you won’t remember, I’ll never forget standing at the window, watching the snow fall with you on your first Christmas.Your favorite gift is your Step & Sing piano and you LOVE playing it. It plays music when you step on the keys and you’ve just figured out how to press the buttons with your hands. When you make it sing, you are so proud of yourself and you smile so big!

You’re spending more time on your tummy now, rolling over from back to belly then belly to back. If I lay you down, you are often facing the complete opposite direction when I pick you back up. You’ve also figured out how to prop yourself up on your elbows. You’re sitting in your Bumbo chair every day, watching me cook or craft. Your core has really gotten strong and you’ve been able to sit up longer and longer.

The best development since last month? You’re giggling now. Your laugh is the cutest thing I’ve ever heard! I usually hear it when I’m changing your diaper and I bend down to kiss your belly, then up to your neck and face. I smother you in kisses and you laugh and laugh! I look at you in those moments and think, “It doesn’t get better than this.”

We took you to the doctor today for your 4 month checkup. You are 11 lbs 4 oz & 25 1/2 inches long. You are still such a long and lean boy—at four months old, you are still wearing newborn diapers! Your colic is gone and your acid reflux is under control, which is a relief! Dr. Farr would like to see you put on a little more weight, so we’re going to start feeding you extra milk & we're starting solids. We’ll start with rice cereal, then move on to veggies and fruits. I plan to steam and purée your food myself so that you can always have the freshest, healthiest things to eat. I can hardly believe you’ll be eating from a spoon soon… Little boy, you are growing up way too fast!

And I know I said this last month, but we really are moving you into your own room in the next few days. Your head and toes almost touch the bumper of your bassinet, so it’s time to pass it along to your cousin Millie who will be here in a few short months! I’m sad that you won’t be a few steps away from me, in our bedroom, but you’ll only be a few steps down the hall. We have a video monitor in your room and will be able to peek to make sure you are sleeping soundly, but it probably won’t stop me from tiptoeing into your room and placing my hand upon your tiny chest, feeling it rise and fall, listening to your sweet baby breath.

The days are just flying by and it seems impossible that you have already been here for four months—I can’t imagine my life without you. I love this time with you, when every day is a new discovery, an opportunity to learn something new. You teach me things everyday—hopefully, you’ll learn from me, too.

Watching you grow is such a gift.

I love you, muffin.
Mommy

4 comments:

  1. awwhh! happy 4 months! good luck on the adventures of solids!

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  2. I know I say this with every month but he is just SOOOOOOOO handsome and cute and I could just eat him up! You truly have a good looking child. He always makes me smile when I see a picture of him. You're so blessed.

    I cannot believe he's already moving onto solids! What a big boy! I hope you do well with moving him out of your room, ours will be in our room until we get longer sleeping periods out of him/her because their room will be on the 3rd floor while ours is on the 2nd. Too much stair climbing!

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  3. Aren't those giggles the best!? I live for them! He is so handsome- Happy 4 Months!

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