Appropriately, so much of this month can be recounted in twos:
Two big milestones— you’re smiling all the time and starting to find your little voice! Don’t ask me why, but you seem to be the most outgoing when you’re on the changing table. You stare up at me and smile from ear to ear, ooh-ing and ahh-ing like you’re telling me a story. You’re starting to experiment with facial expressions, too; it’s so exciting to watch the beginnings of your personality come to life.
Two books read (almost) every night while we snuggle in the glider for your 3AM feeding. Our favorites so far are Curious George, The Cat in the Hat, Where the Wild Things Are, and Oh the Places You’ll Go. I just ordered some books from The Little Critter collection and I know you’re going to love them! Call me crazy, but even though you don’t understand what I’m reading to you it is so, so important– and the beginning of a very special bond =]
Two songs that calm you down, without fail– Stand By Me and The Way You Do the Things You Do. Clearly, someone has an affinity for Motown, and I don’t hate it.
Two bottles of gas drops emptied, because you are your father’s child.
Two exhausted parents, who gave in and embraced co-sleeping with open arms. I’m sure we’ll be kicking ourselves one day when you’re six and still sneaking into our bed at night, but I’m over it because right now it means I get to SLEEP.
Two little watchful eyes, getting so good at focusing on new things and observing your surroundings. You love checking out your reflection and watching things that spin, like ceiling fans and the bird mobile on your swing. We still can’t tell if your eyes are going to be blue or brown, but we should know soon!
Two piles of newborn clothes, ready to be packed away. A part of me is sad that those first precious weeks of your life have come and gone, but I’m so excited for what’s to come. You are growing more and more every day– holding your little head up, practicing sitting up like a big boy in your Bumbo seat, kicking your way across the carpet during tummy time. I can see how much you’ve changed in the way your face has filled out, in the way your skinny frog legs are turning into chunky baby thighs. Watching you grow and learn and come into your own is easily the best part of every day, and I can’t wait to see who you become.
Love you to the moon and back, my sweet boy.
“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.”