Two Months Old

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Dear, Elly

I know every parent says this, but where has the time gone? It seems like yesterday I was patiently/psssh not patiently,(SEE HERE) waiting your arrival. And now here you are! All twelve pound two ounces of you, all dimples on the knees you, all double chined you, all two amazing months you. You are a glorious child, a blessing to your dad and I. You amaze me everyday with each new milestones you achieve.

You started holding your head up a few weeks ago, you've gotten quite good at it now. One of your favorite things to do is smile and laugh at yourself in the mirror in the morning. You've perfected babbling, you started doing so at two weeks... TWO WEEKS! You smart cookie you. You also said mama at seven weeks old.

Ok so it was more like, "GaaaMaaaaaahhMaaaaaaah." But I'd like to think you said Mama all the same.

You're still not sleeping through the night, but that's ok. I've grown quiet fond of our quiet late night nursing sessions, they are ever so precious to me. I'm not quite ready to let them go, even though a few extra hours of uninterrupted sleep would be nice. You fall asleep in my arms most nights, you're such the cuddle bug. You're actually sitting in my lap as I type this, I've tried to put you down, but you're not having it. If in my arms is where you want to be, then in my arms is where you will stay sweet love. I know there will come a day when you no longer need the safety of my arms. So I will cherish these cuddles, the smell of your neck, your soft hair against my cheek, and your tiny hands grasping my shoulder. Or how you find the perfect spot in the curve of my neck, while resting your head on my shoulder.

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Oh Man! Do you love your Daddy, I mean LOVE. As soon as he walks in the room your face lights up. You talk (babble) to him the most. He asks how's your day, and you go on and on, as I watch as he listens to you patiently. All the while kissing your face ever so softly. Watching you with him just about melts my heart. I never knew I could love your Daddy anymore than I already did, until I saw how much he loves you.

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Every day is a gift to be your mama. No matter how little sleep I've had, seeing your smiling face as soon as I wake, makes my world perfect. Everything has been made new. From the clouds in the sky, to the birds in the air, they're knew because I know get to watch you discover them for the first time. It's such a magical sight.

For ten months I carried you, and for two months I've nursed you. So for now, you are your Mamas girl. I'll forever remember you this way, no matter how big you get, no matter how may years pass.

I love you with a love so fierce, my baby.

Love Always & Forever,

Mama

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