"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life;
to put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die, discover that I had not lived." ~Henry David Thoreau

Friday, June 24, 2011

Garrett- 2 Months Old

Dear Garrett,

I can't believe you are already into your third month of life! The last several weeks have flown by, but at the same time they have dragged horribly. I won't lie. You have not been th easiest baby to take care of. You came into this world with issues and you have had a hard time adjusting to this cold and cruel world. But the older you get, the easier time you are having; the easier time we are ALL having. For the first few weeks you were waking every hour and a half to two hours at night to eat. Without fail, you wanted to eat all the time. But lately you have been going in much longer spurts so I am a much happier mommy. Believe it or not, mommies have to sleep too and they are very grouchy when they can't! So thank you for taking mercy on me.

You are growing so quickly and at times I wish you would slow down a bit. You are my last baby and I am trying to savor it. But since you are the youngest of five, life is very busy and sometimes I have a hard time sitting and enjoying your babyness. I am constantly so rushed and I wish I had more time to snuggle with you...just for fun rather than because you are fussy or needing to eat.

I love you like crazy. You are smiling all the time now and you are becoming a true delight! I have heard you try to laugh a couple of times, both times being at something Devin has done. Boy, does he scare you. Devin is so little still and doesn't quite understand being gentle. He loves to come over and try to get you out of your swing, or lay right on top of you when you are on the floor. You tolerate him a lot, but I think your patience is wearing thin. But keep in mind that Devin is your furture best friend. I love that you boys are so close in age because hopefully you can always be good friends. I have a feeling you will be.

Lauren is another one ho loves you a little too much at times. I think she wants to be your mommy. She is the first time greet you in the morning, other than me of course. You are always laying in my bed when we wake up and Lauren comes running in to keep you company while I go to the bathroom and brush my teeth. That girl loves you to pieces! As you get older and fight with her, I want you to know how much she loved you when you were tiny. Even though she is only three years old, I think she would lay down her life for you.

You had your first immunizations on June 6th, and like all babies, you did not like it one bit. I hate seeing my babies cry and suffer afterward, but I think I'm doing the right thing by having you protected against yucky illnesses. We came home that afternoon and you slept for most of the day. You are a growing boy and you weighed 12.13 pounds (58%) and you were 23.25 inches long (59%). Sounds perfect to me!

I think you resemble Lauren the most as a baby. The other day I was looking at her pictures from when she was your age and you two look alike. Your eyes are a little different...more like Devin's but you share other features. It will be interesting to see how you grow and change as you get even older!

Garrett, you may be my fifth baby but I love you as much as I love your brothers and sisters. You are a truly unique and special little guy and I am so thankful I get to be your mommy. Heavenly Father blessed me so much when he sent you to me. I hope you always know how much I love you!!!

1 comment:

Melanie said...

He sure is a Q-T! Congrats on the caboose:)