Thursday, January 5, 2012

Letter to my Olive

Dear Olive,

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.



Jessica said...

Awww! So cute (and also reminds me that I have a similar post that's been in draft mode for about 3 months now!). You are so right to cherish this time because they grow up way too fast.

Olive is gorgeous and she is one lucky little lady to have you as a mama.

Lisa said...

You're a good mom, Christy.

Anonymous said...

Oh so true. Time goes by so quickly! Enjoy this precious time.
Mama S

Regina said...

That was so beautiful Christy! It makes me get teary eyed because I know exactly how you feel. I need t cherish every moment and try to capture more photos and videos. I am a photographer for crying out loud. lol.

Love Olive's photos! xoxo

Sara said...

What a beautiful letter!