It seems like yesterday we were bringing you home from the hospital, but here I am already reading your first letter! I hope to keep up the tradition that I have done with your brother, writing you a letter every month about your growth and development.
Our lives have definitely changed since you arrived. Going from parenting 1 to 2 has been a challenge. You made your appearance just before the busy week of Christmas started. You and I stayed home through all the festivities, though Sawyer and Daddy were in and out of the house. And you also arrived just in time for your brother’s first bout with the flu — which didn’t affect you one bit!
Even though you are our second child, having a newborn in the house again seems like something we’ve never done before. It’s amazing how much you forget in just a few years. Though you came out looking just like your brother, you two have totally different mannerisms! I cannot wait to see how you grow up and how different life with you is.
Speaking of your brother, Sawyer is very proud to be a big brother. He doesn’t care to help with diaper changes or feedings, but he loves to help give you a bath. He was the first person to lather you up with soap! He also makes funny faces, crazy noises, and dances in front of you when you are mad. He never gets too far away from you that he can’t put your paci back in your mouth when you lose it.
Sleeping has probably been your toughest issue. You had your days and nights mixed up when you were first born, which is understandable seeing as how you would keep me up kicking and moving about at 3-4am when you were still inside me. A pacifier doesn’t seem to soothe you much, but luckily your vibrating, rocking lounger does the trick most of the time.
You have this cute little thing you do when you sneeze. You always sneeze twice, but the second time isn’t usually a sneeze — it’s more like a cute little sound that we all smile about when you do it. You are adorable! You are almost to the point of smiling – Uncle Robby got you to do a “half smile” while playing with you today.
You are eating great, but you tend to have a lot of gas even when you burp really good at feedings. We mentioned it today at your one month well check visit, and you were switched to Similac Sensitive. Now I wish I had tried harder to breastfeed when you were still in the hospital, but the lactation consultant kinda scared me away from it. Hopefully this formula is easier on your body and you aren’t so fussy anymore.
I cannot stop taking photographs of you, and you are all over Instagram and Facebook. I just want to capture every moment since you are our last baby! I’m also already starting on your baby book, which is very important because I totally slacked when it came to your brother’s book.
Please slow down on the growing and aging, because I need a little more time before writing your next letter!!