Hi, crazy boy! It was January 17th when I started this letter and now it's January 21st which means we are LESS THAN two months away from your first birthday. I know - that has to be a joke, right?! You've officially lived out in the world longer than you lived in me.
Before I start in on your letter this month, I just want to thank you for kicking off month 9 with such a bang. Two nights in a row, you slept from 6:30pm to 7:00am. It. Was. Awesome. While it lasted... you've slept through the night quite a bit since then, but you now...
Yesterday was the 17th, which means no matter how unbelievable, another month has passed. You're officially a cereal-eating, toe-lint hoarding, 5-month old that doesn't stop jumping, chewing, smiling and giggling.
You're our inquisitive, sometimes-silly, sometimes-serious boy and my, you're growing quickly.
It's Mom again. I know it's only been a few weeks since I wrote you your last letter, but you're two months old today so I had to share some updates. Two months. Sheesh! I'll write you monthly from here on out, since it'll be a nice round number on which I can dish about all of your latest doings. Nice, round numbers make Type A-ish people like Mommy very happy.
You crossed the six week mark yesterday and Daddy and I can't believe it! What did we do with our time before you came along? Our lives are now wrapped around your very existence and every need, and that's okay with us. In my opinion, we've adjusted to the lack of sleep admirably. I've only had a few meltdowns and Daddy hasn't had any! Of course, I blame it on the hormones. :)
Yes, this post is a bit of a teaser, because I don't have true "after" shots yet. Yet! They're on their way...
Those who know me well know that I get ridiculously excited ridiculously easily. You can see a few pictures and read a little about that here, but it's not necessary. You just need to know that a good trip to Costco can send me over the edge. That gives you a pretty good idea, right? Well, I'm really excited about something right now.
My mom and sisters (yes, they both flew in!) threw me a baby shower this weekend, and I am still taking it all in. In fact, I think I'll be taking it in for quite some time. I'm completely overwhelmed with gratitude. I can't believe the outpouring of support and love that surrounded me (and Matt and baby, too!) I tried to relish each moment at the time, but as it is with most events like this, sometimes the reflection period follows the event itself.