Thursday, November 11, 2010

Dear Scarlet -- 3 Months

Dear Scarlet,

I realized the other day that at some point in the future, my heart beat will no longer lull you to sleep and it made me a little sad. If you have been wondering why we snuggle so much in the afternoon and take naps together, that is why. I love that the natural rhythm of my body can soothe you to sleep.

Scarlet, I know you are too young to hear this right now, but at some point in the future, it will be helpful. When you are searching for a husband, look for a man with the qualities that your dad has. Your dad is an amazing man. He is away right now in Washington DC. He's trying to get into a master's program so that he can better his education and get a well-paying job at some point in the future. He is trying so hard to take care of you and give you the opportunities you deserve. He loves you so much. He will do anything he can to better your life and protect you. I want you to know just how proud of your dad that I am. He works so hard to provide for our little family. He's the love of my life.

Within the last month, you have had lots of fun. You experienced your first Halloween. Don't worry, I ate all of your candy. Thanks for sharing. You were the cutest little pumpkin I have ever seen. We also blessed you this last month and it was a very special day. You are now in size 1 diapers!! I can't believe how fast you are growing. You now weigh 8 pounds even. You were just over 4 pounds when we brought you home. You have officially doubled your birth weight. Way to go baby girl! I put away all of your preemie clothes last night and it made me a little teary eyed. I'm sad that you are growing up so fast, but I'm so happy that you're healthy. You will occasionally smile, but you love to scream. Sometimes you "talk" too. I love that.

As the holidays are fast approaching, I can't help but think how difficult this year will be for us. We love watching you experience life, but at the same time, there is a little hole where Kingston should be. I will be wondering what it would be like to see him with you around the holidays, getting Christmas presents, and laughing with you. It hurts my heart that he is not here with you.

Well, little Scarlet, happy 3 month birthday. You make me proud to be your mother. Thank you!

Love always and forever,



Diana said...

So cute!

And don't worry, I cried everytime I put another size of clothing away for Alexandra. After the 3rd or 4th time, when Tyson would come home and see me red-eyed sitting on her floor with a box you could tell he was laughing inside at me. He'd just chuckle come over and give me a hug and tell me she would always be my baby. It's easier to put her clothes away now because I know I'll be getting them out FAR TOO SOON for Samantha to use. So I totally feel your pain of happy/sad emotions of your child's growing pains.

But I know you are properly cherishing the moments you are given. ;)

Troy and Mandy said...

So sweet!!!

Jen Bird said...

You have a way with words! That was beautiful!!

Heidi and Michael said...

Good luck to your hubby! I hope it all works out for you guys for wherever you want to go! I love your cute letters to Scarlet on your blog. How sweet. What a darling mom you are!

The Moore Family said...

You just made me bawl my eyes out! Your little family is adorable. You are such an amazing person. Hope you are doing well.