Sunday, February 19, 2012

To my sweet Cameron Kate

You're now four months old.

Will you stop growing up already?!  Before we know it you'll be in Kindergarten, getting ready for prom, going off to college, and walking down the aisle and I CANNOT handle those milestones anytime soon.

You are an absolute joy and life with you just gets better everyday.

I've never seen your dad more in love, by the way.

Your hair is FINALLY growing... slowly but surely.  It's gotten quite a bit lighter since you were born, though it's still definitely brown.  There still isn't enough to clip in a hairbow - but don't worry, I've got them ready. J

Your eyes appear to be changing color, too.  Of course you were born with blue eyes, like every baby - But they seem to be a little more grey now.  And yesterday, in the car, when the sunlight shined into the window and hit your big, curious eyes, I noticed some brown creeping in around your pupils.  I can't wait to see what color they end up being.

You are starting to make all kinds of new noises - you're definitely experimenting with that voice!  And you FINALLY gave us Dad some giggles!  You refused to give them to me... until Valentine's Day!  I was lying on the floor in your nursery, with you lying across my belly.  And I kept popping up my head, saying, "Hello!"  And apparently that was hilarious!  You melted my heart that day. J

You were dedicated at your PaPa's church last weekend.  You should've seen the look on his face as he walked around with his granddaughter in his arms.  You melted HIS heart that day.

I have seen a hair of a temper... it's so funny to watch you get mad and learn how to express your anger!  Mostly when I've got the aspirator stuffed up your nostril, trying desperately to get out those boogies.  Or when I'm delaying your "milk milk" - like mother, like daughter!

You are OBSESSED with your feet.  The sooner you can get your toes to your mouth, the better.  And sometimes, your socks get on your nerves.  Your teachers have even left your socks off JUST so you can happily suck on your toes.  We're trying to help you practice sitting in your Bumbo seat, but all you do is hunch over to try to get to your feet.  It's hilarious!

You reached a HUGE milestone when you rolled over from your back to your belly!  Your dad and I were lying on your nursery floor with you, singing songs and playing, and you just sort of turned to your side and then rolled all the way to your tummy - popped your head up and looked at us like, "Hey!  Did you see that?!"  Luckily, we've got it on video.

You now like to occasionally sleep on your stomach (which makes me a nervous wreck!), but mostly prefer your side.

You still love your mobile and your kick piano.  But your new most favorite toy is your set of links.  Wherever you go, they go.  And, of course, your pink lovie.

You love doing the hokie pokie with me.  But I think I love it more.  J

Often, when you're drinking your "milk milk," you'll stop, turn your head, look up at me and just grin from ear-to-ear.  This mostly happens during your before-bedtime feeding, and it's the best part of my day.

You're just starting to notice your "big sister" Bailey.  You even reached out to pet her the other day!  Soon, I know y'all will be best buddies.

I've been trying to teach you the word "mama."  Though you're nowhere near saying that word, when I say it to you, you'll smile at me and talk back to me with the sweetest little coos.

You are doing so well in school, and your teachers adore you!

You still do a great job of going to sleep after we put you down awake.  Your naps, however, are VERY inconsistent - ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours.  You go to bed between 7:00pm and 7:30pm each night, and wake up in the mornings between 5:00am and 6:30am.  You've always been a great sleeper!

You're starting to care less about your paci, though do still want it occasionally.  You also went through quite a thumb-sucking phase, but haven't really cared to do that much lately.

You love our lotion song in the mornings, but I think your absolute favorite part of the day is bath time with Dad.  He always gives you a different "bubble hat."  And you just smile and talk to him and kick those sweet little legs.  I always knew you'd be a Daddy's girl. J

In the mornings, when you wake up, you're always full of smiles.

You, my dear, are the light of our lives.  When we put you to bed at night, we always talk about how much we already miss you!  And everyday with you is such a gift.  I am so proud to be your mom, and can't wait to continue journeying through this life with you in it.

I love you, Cameron Kate.  To the moon and back and more than anything in this world.
4 Month Photo Shoot

Me and my girl
 Such a big girl in her high chair!

 Stop growing up so fast!
Dressed for your dedication... in the dress I wore when I was baptized

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! Both the letter and your little girl. :)