Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Letter to a (Stella) Bean 2

Dear Stella,

It's been AGES since I last wrote you a letter...and you are napping like a good little bean at the moment...so I thought I would take advantage of this time & type out a few thoughts...

First off...you're wonderful. Please don't ever forget it. You have the sweetest smile, the silliest laugh & the biggest, most beautiful eyes. You have won your Dad & I over a zillion times already...and it's only been 4 months. We are in trouble & we know it;-)

Speaking of those EYES...they are what everyone seems to notice & comment on whenever we are out with you. They are almost always wide open & looking allllll around...so I guess they're hard to miss. You are very alert & interested in everyone & everything around you.

You like bright lights & colors & music. Sometimes you get mesmerized looking up at the ceiling fan in our bedroom:) You love bathtime & sucking your thumb. Actually...lately you've taken to sucking on ALL of your fingers and sometimes even your whole hand! Dr. Trotsky told us last Thursday at your appointment that you would soon be discovering your feet & trying to "eat" those, too! Well...it was Sunday night when it finally happened! You were in the bathtub when you starting pulling them up to your mouth. Daddy & I couldn't help but smile...laugh...and run for the camcorder:) Ever since then, you've been grabbing them at almost every diaper change.

As of last week's appointment, you were 25 1/4 inches long & weighed 12 lbs., 14 ounces. It won't be long before you'll have doubled your birth weight:) I imagine you'll have hit that 14 pound mark by your 6-month appointment in March. Daddy & I always try to guess what your weight will be before every appointment...but we are almost always wrong;-)

Ah well...I can see you starting to squirm on the video monitor so I'm thinking it won't be long before its time for a diaper change & nursing session...

So with that...I'm off.

Thanks for being a happy baby...wonderful sleeper...a natural at nursing from the start...and most of all...for choosing me to be your mom:)

I am so lucky to know you.


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