4 months.

dear jack,
it is hard to believe that you are already 4 months old… it seems like just yesterday you came into our lives and nothing has been the same since. i didn’t know what to expect as i looked down onto my belly before you were here. couldn’t imagine how i could be a boy’s mommy. now that you are here, i can’t even remember what it was like when you weren’t here. everything seems perfect. YOU are perfect. and i think i’m doing ok at being your mommy. 😉

your biggest fan is your big sister… she loves you so much it hurts (literally.) she hugs and kisses and squeezes and pokes you all the time. we figure its okay… most of the time you just look up at her and don’t cry. you seem to be her biggest fan, too. she is the one that gets the biggest and best smiles out of you. you are such a lucky guy to have such an amazing big sister. you guys will be best buds forever.

you are so so so sweet these days. you love to be held… you love to lay on your back to play… you love to look at bright colored toys (and sometimes kinda reach for them)… you seem to love everything about life. you LOVE to coo… you will talk for hours!! you are a wonderful eater and sleeper. you are on an exclusive mommy’s milk diet, and we hope that will last for your first year. you sleep between 10 and 12 hours at night. AND take a few naps during the day, too.

i’m anxious to see what your eye and hair color will eventually end up to be. your eyes now seem to be a beautiful olive green color in the center with a darker brown around them… your hair is light brown… hopefully you will look a lot like mommy!!!

just like your sister did at this age, you have already started to notice lacey… you follow her with your eyes and turn your head any time she goes by. for daddy, you smile some big smiles and sometimes, if we are lucky, you will actually giggle a bit. its hard to get you to do that on demand, but daddy tickles and kisses your neck and it usually works for him. i haven’t learned that trick yet.

in these few short months, i have already loved you so much. you have stolen my heart and i would do anything to make you happy and keep you healthy. i can’t describe how my heart has grown and made room for so much love for TWO babies. i don’t understand it, but i sure can feel it. i am so thankful that God picked me to be your mama. i love you so much. you are the best baby. i can’t wait to see what you will be like when you grow up. its hard to believe that in just a couple of years you will be as big as your sister… playing hard, learning about life, and giving me trouble. 😉

for now, we are enjoying every minute with you…all of us. we are soaking it in because we know you will get bigger so fast. we love you so much. keep up what you are doing, sweet boy. most of all, i hope you keep up that life loving spirit of yours. i’m still falling in love with that about you each and every day.

lots of love,