You are now just over 2 months old. My have you changed. You are talking and smiling a lot. You recognize our voices and faces now. I just love the sound of your voice and your beautiful, gummy smile.
Friends always said, "Enjoy this time, they grow up so fast". I had no idea how true this was until a few days ago. The first month and a half was really tough with growth spurts, inconsolable crying, wanting to be held constantly and little sleep. I wanted nothing more than for you to just grow up and get to the "fun" stage of walking, talking and playing. And now as I watch you grow before my eyes I kind of want to stop time and have you stay this age for a little while longer. You are so innocent. Your only needs are to be loved, held, fed and changed. I'm the only one that can console you when you are upset. You're my sweet baby girl, but you will not always be as sweet as you are at this moment. I fear that one day you will break my heart when you yell, "I hate you!". I hope that never happens. Those will be the not so "fun" years, but we'll get through it.
I now cherish every single moment you are awake (except when you don't want to go to sleep and it's 11 pm). I take a lot of pictures and videos because we'll never get this time back and I want to be able to look back and see just how precious this time was for us.
Having you here is the "fun" part. And although I get a little emotional thinking how all of this will be gone one day I know there are many more amazing days with you to come!
I love you sweet girl.
Illustrator: Phoebe Wahl
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