Dear Little Sugar,
Welcome to our family! I hope you like us, because we are undeniably smitten with you (yes, including your big sister Sugarpie, though she doesn’t know it yet). Your birth was quite a wild ride, but Mommy would do it again ten thousand times bring you into the world.
The look of relief on Daddy’s face when it was all over was priceless! He had never seen Mommy in such a state of crazy.
When I saw you in the doctors arms with all of that hair, I just fell in love! I snuggled you then put you to my breast where you knew exactly what to do. You nursed like a seasoned pro and never looked back. Daddy and I were amazed.
Since then, you’ve continued your daily quest to outdrink your peers. This makes Mommy so happy because it means you’re healthy and continue on a path of weight gain that is necessary for you to thrive. You prefer no place to Mommy’s nursies. In fact, it’s sometimes hard for others to soothe you when you get squirrely because only one thing will do. That’s ok, soon enough you’ll be off and running and preferring your Nanna and Paw Paw to Mommy anyway.
I love how little you are and everywhere we go people comment on what a head of hair you have! Mommy was born with the same amount of hair, so I guess in at least one way, you take after me :)
And guess what, Little Sugar?! You smiled for the first time when you were 3 weeks and 4 days old! Wow! It was a certified, wide-awake grin and I will never forget it. Since then you’ve blessed me with a few more, but I imagine that very soon my happy little girl will smile the days away.
You are really holding your head up well, but you get tired after a few minutes. You also cooed at Mommy! Wow! You like your changing table so much that you decided to tell me about it with a prefect little “a-goo!”
At 1 month (which was last Thursday, I’ve been busy) you weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces and were 20 and 5/8 inches long. Even though you are growing perfectly, you’re still a peanut kinda like your sister. I love that about you!
(Speaking of your sister, she is starting to come around to see how wonderful you are. She’s been the lone object of our affection for 20 whole months and it’s hard to share. Little sisters just take some getting used to. She now blows you kisses and even gives you one on your head every day. She is pretty wonderful too, so you’ll learn from the best!)
In fact, there’s nothing I don’t love about you. Your tiny toes are delicious and your soft cheek and double chin need to be kissed at least every 30 seconds, and I try to fulfill that need daily. Your perfect little belly button that took over 3 weeks to emerge is itself, a reason to become a parent. Your soft hair and beautiful eyelashes make me swoon and your hairy back is a cute as it can be! Your eyes are a steely shade of blue right now, and your little hairy tushy is the tiniest ever!
What I am trying to say is that I adore you. You are gooey like a warm chocolate chip cookie. We are grateful that you chose us and we can’t wait to see who you become.
Love you forever and ever,