Sunday, October 25, 2015

Monica Jane: One Month

Dear baby Monica,

Oh, how time flies when you are snuggling! I know this is cliche, but I can't believe you've already been in our lives for one whole month. It's already getting hard to remember what it was like before you were here! We cannot get enough of your beautiful blue eyes, your fluffy brown hair, and your tight kung fu death grip on our fingers.

You love to be snuggled, which of course is no burden for me. I relish the time your soft little baby head is up against my cheek. I know that you won't snuggle with me like this forever, or even fit into my arms so perfectly like you do, so I'm soaking this all up while I can.

You love a good warm soak in the tub, just like Daddy. You also love to sleep and eat, much like me. Every day you are becoming more awake and alert, with your big eyes taking everything in. You are a pretty light sleeper... sometimes. We sometimes have to battle you to get you to sleep at night, yet other times your big sister will push on your blankets, grab your feet, and (once in a while when I'm not looking for 0.48538 seconds) shake your Rock N' Play... and you snooze right through it! Let's start working on that after the sun goes down, ok?

Kisses for sister
Be patient with Celine, too... she adores you
You're having a little trouble with your tummy, which is easily evidenced by our laundry (that has increased 500%ish) and your baby prescription bottle in the fridge. We are hoping and praying for all of our sakes that it is just a phase and you will get some relief soon.

We keep hearing little coos and squeaks from you, but I haven't quite figured out what you mean by them yet. You've even giggled once in your sleep, but I've only managed to catch some sleep smiles on my camera. I can't wait to see your beautiful smile for real!

Monica mouse, Daddy and I love you oh so very much. We can't wait to know you better as you get bigger. I'm sorry for our lack of understanding sometimes. Please be patient with us as we figure things out together. Every one of your tiny tears breaks our hearts and we hope our kisses will help to heal each one. I love you, I love you, I love you!


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