Monday, January 14, 2013
dear gracie girl,
you have grown so much in your two months of life. each day i look at you in awe that you are here and that you are mine. people tell me how cute and little you are. i agree, you are absolutely adorable... but i don't feel like you are so little anymore. i look at you and feel like i see you growing right before my eyes, i'm scared to look away for even a second because i don't want to miss any of it!
you are not just growing in size, but you are also growing into your little personality. we have so much fun "talking" to each other and making faces. you love to mimic the faces i make and try really hard to talk to me about it. i absolutely adore hearing your little noises and make all the crazy faces and silly sounds i can to encourage you to talk to me.
you already love to go on daddy daughter dates and daddy loves taking you out with him. even if it's just a quick trip to publix, you love going out with him and seeing new things. daddy tells me stories about your trips and he always tell me how the ladies tell you how cute you are are smile at you and you just look up at them with a blank stare. it makes me giggle because i've seen that blank stare before. sometimes you do it when i'm making silly faces at you. you stare back at me and then after a couple of seconds you close your eyes and turn your head. it makes me feel like you're thinking maybe if i close my eyes the crazy lady will go away. but, i know you love me even if you think i'm crazy because you often smile back with a big gummy grin that melts my heart.
you have become very jumpy, i'm never quite sure what it is that's going to startle you! i feel guilty when i laugh when you get scared but it's hard not to when you cry over daddy's sneeze. i feel bad to see you scared because i know how bad i hate being startled! you have always started sympathy crying... if you hear a baby crying your chin starts to quiver and your eyes get big and often times you cry right along with them. you little tender hearted thing!
you still love being free when we change your diaper. you lay on the changing table and kick your little legs all over the place. daddy's pretty sure you're going to be a soccer star! we love letting you hang out there because you just smile and coo your little heart out and we do whatever we can to see you happy.
we call you bubbles sometimes because you are practically a human bubble machine! your cute little lips are often covered with a layer of spit bubbles! the bubbles are especially crazy when you're in your car seat for some reason and then you end up with a wet outfit from all the bubble drool.
you are still trying to figure out how to get your thumb in your mouth. there have been several times you've just about had it in there! no matter what type of pacifier we give you, you don't like it. your tongue plays with it for a minute but you never fully suck on it and then you get mad and spit it out or end up gagging on it. once you figure out your thumb, we're thinking you'll be a thumb sucker.
i'm beginning to understand why so many mommies cut their hair short... your little hands find my hair and like to pull. we'll see how long i keep my long hair. hopefully we can teach you not to pull or you might end up pulling it all out!
you still sleep with mommy and daddy. we are trying to get you used to sleeping on your own but you really don't like it. you will fall into a deep sleep and as soon as you are anywhere but right next to me or daddy you wake up. i absolutely love cuddling with you so i don't mind, but we don't want to get into any bad habits so we'll work on this more now that you are getting older.
your cheeks are getting chubbier and i love to see the little rolls on your legs. you're growing so fast my little girl and i can't get enough of you. i love that we are best buddies and you will always be daddy's little girlfriend. you continue to make my days brighter and give me a purpose i never knew. the world is yours my little bug!
love you forever and ever,