Thursday, July 11, 2013

A letter to Andie... you're two months old!


Dear Andie,

Oh my goodness, my beautiful daughter.  My love for you has intensified and getting to know you each and every day has been so much fun.  You're becoming so much more alert and taking in the world.  Seeing you look around at your surroundings and learn is amazing.  I am cherishing the moments with you.  You've changed so much since the day we took you home from the hospital.  Your beautiful eyes are open so much longer during the day, you are learning to "talk", smile, and respond to us.  I stare at you often because it's still hard for me to believe that you are a part of me, that those arms and legs developed and grew inside my body.  I feel a special connection to you, and it warms my soul to think that you are my daughter.  I am still getting used to the idea that I have a daughter and I am a mom.  It's absolutely the most surreal thing.

You took your first day trip to Tahoe with us for Fathers Day and did very well riding in the car.  You love looking at ceiling fans, and when you lay on your activity mat and watch the lights and movement, you move your arms and legs while you watch.  You are very strong, holding up your own head for long stretches of time.  You LOVE your bath time.  If you are a little fussy, you are quickly very content when you're in the water.  I love giving you baths.  You also pooped (big time) in the tub this month, we had to get an entire new sponge!

You slowly have made your way into the 0-3 month clothes, although many of your little newborn clothes still fit you.  You started wearing size one diapers at about 5 weeks old.  We estimate (and will know for sure at your doctor's app next week) that you weigh around 10 or 11 pounds.  You've given me some wonderful nights of sleep, going 6 to 7 hours about 3 times - but most often you still are up about twice a night.  But I don't mind.  I enjoy the quiet time with you in the middle of the night.  You are so precious.

Your smiles make my heart jump.  When I see them, life is put into perspective.  You have started to give us more and more of them.  At about 6 weeks old, your daddy came home from work and you gave him huge smiles... he nearly melted on the floor.  You definitely have him wrapped around your finger.  I hope you never underestimate the depth of our love for you, sweet girl.

I am still learning so many new things.  You've been a trooper with me going back to work, coming along with me to meetings and events.  People are always commenting on your chubby cheeks and little feet and when you're awake, your eyes.  It's a lot of fun to share with others the joy we feel because of you.  Your entire family adores you!

I am so thankful for you, Andie.  I love you.

Love,
Mama

 6 weeks
 8 weeks
 Loving the ergo and spending time with dad
 Spending time with gramz & pops
talking to mama

19 comments:

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

The picture with Andi in the ergo! She looks so happy and content! Love!

Carolyn said...

Such a cutie!! :) Her cheeks kill me!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

This is too sweet! She's already getting so big!

From Foothills to Fog said...

She is such a cutie! My sister just had her first in March, it's been so fun watching him grow and develop! I wish I were closer to home to spend more time with them. It's amazing to watch them learn new things. Great pictures!

Jamie @ jforjamie.com said...

This is such a beautiful letter for a beautiful baby girl. I can't wait to meet her one day!

Joeylee said...

love the pic of her in the ergo, so cute

Caroline said...

She is so beautiful!

Casey Martin said...

2 months already!!! Wow! Time is flying!

Jodi said...

She is SO cute and I love her chubby cheeks. You already had to go back to work? You are amazing to be sleep deprived and working already!!!

Sarah said...

Oh isn't she just darling!

Jessica said...

I just love all her outfits. That picture in the Ergo is too cute! Happy 2 months Andie!

LaynahRose said...

This is sooo sweet. You have such a pretty girl.

Nicole Marie said...

can't wait to kiss those chubby cheeks!

Party of Five said...

So cute! I can't believe she is 2 months already! I hear ya about the driving.. that is the worst.

Caley-Jade Rosenberg said...

Such a sweet letter that she will cherish forever x

Behold the Metatron said...

Wonderful photos and memories.

kristen
www.beholdthemetatron.com

Nicole-Lynn said...

She is so darn cute! What a sweet note to her! I can only imagine how surreal it feels to have her! I feel that way pregnant with my daughter. I think to myself all the time what a miracle getting pregnant is and I just can't believe I am growing a human inside of me! :)

p.s. that picture of her with daddy in the carrier is too sweet!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

She is just so beautiful!!! But how is she already 2 months?! I mean can you believe it?!

Baby Mama said...

She is so precious!!!