Dear Darling Sailor –
You are now much more aware – you seem to be able to see and focus much more than before. I am pretty sure PoPo will be shocked to see how much you’ve grown since she has been gone!
It really does take a village to raise children – we’ve had countless play dates with friends (to occupy your brother in the afternoon so you can nap in your room), had one really nice friend come over 2 nights in a row when your dad was out of town to help with you and JJ, had numerous Auntie Yarbs visits, hired a morning time helper (just until PoPo is back in town), and your GongGong even came down to watch you so I could take JJ to the dentist. It really is amazing how someone so small can instill such fear in people!
But, everyday it gets a little easier. We are all just trying to figure it out. Of course, some days are better than others, and I am still usually pretty tired…
…but overall you are a really amazing baby! You are a great eater and night time sleeper – you’ve “slept through the night” and you are just a wee one! It helps that you are a real fatty – 95th percentile for weight at 2 months (and 50th for height).
Like Auntie Yarbs says, it is good to be a fat baby – it is the only time in your life that people will think you are cute when you are fat!
We are currently working on your daytime feeding / sleeping schedule and you seem to be adapting very well. The hope is that you will soon be sleeping from 7pm – 7am (yay!).
Your brother loves you very much. He still loves to give you gentle pat pats and now he really loves to give you kisses! and just the other day I saw you following JJ with your eyes – soon enough you’ll be able to really follow him and you guys really are going to be the best of friends!
Of course you know that dad is one of your biggest fans – he loves you and your brother so much! As do I – we always talk about how lucky and blessed to have such a great family – the two best little boys in the whole world!
You really are a laid back, chill baby. Maybe more so than your brother was, and that is pretty amazing. Your smiles and ah-goos are just too adorable! I love your chubby cheeks and thighs! I just want to gobble them up! and I think you are furrowing your brow less these days, which is good. Maybe since you can see better you are not quite as concerned. You do get upset when you are over tired, but don’t we all? I know I certainly do.
I love you more than I could ever express. Thank you for being such a good, good baby.