Saturday, December 11, 2010

Dear Scarlet -- 4 months

Dear Scarlet,

Have I told you lately just how much I adore you? You have such a beauty about you. Over this last month, you have really become quite a "talker." It's so much fun to listen to you talk about your life, or whatever it is you're talking about. You have also become super smiley. Since you now like to smile, we have discovered two very cute dimples just above your lips. So cute!!

I cannot believe you are already 4 months old! The time is flying. Before I know it, you will be a year old. It saddens me that you are growing up so quickly, but at the same time, I am enjoying you more and more each day. You seem to be learning something new all the time. You have discovered your hands. You will only suck on your left hand for some reason and you usually try to talk to it as you are sucking.

Remember how I told you that you would have beautiful blue eyes? Well, it's true. They are dazzling. They are the most beautiful blue.

You are still really tiny. I think it's hilarious, but you still wear newborn size clothes. I'm trying to transition you to 0-3 month size, but it's a bit of a stretch. You weigh 9 pounds 8 ounces and you are 22-1/2 inches. That means you have gained almost 6 pounds and grown 6 inches since you were born!! You are still in size 1 diapers. Your hair has also decided to grow just a tiny bit. It's gone from completely bald to fuzzy.

You and I had a special moment not too long ago. You love to dance. I was holding you and dancing and singing, like we do almost every day. I looked up and there we were, dancing in the reflection of Kingston's photo. It was almost as if the three of us were dancing together, just the way it always should have been. We sure do miss having him around.

I attempted to put you in the bumbo chair a couple of weeks ago and this is how it turned out. Let's just say you didn't like it. You look so cute in it though. You are doing so well holding up your head. You also did something else pretty amazing this month. You slept an entire night, a full 11 hours! Thank you!! I woke up feeling absolutely amazing. See, I hadn't had a full night's sleep in quite a few months, so it was quite a little treat for me.

The day we wanted to bring you home from the hospital, the doctor found a murmur in your heart. It was finally time to venture out to the cardiologist to see if your little heart was healthy. They hooked you up to all these leads and did an EKG to see the rhythms of your heart. The good news is, your heart is totally healthy! It was so nice to finally hear good news from a doctor.

Well, my little 4-month-old beauty, I sure do love you to pieces. You brighten my day.

Love you forever,



Dari said...

I love how tiny and precious she is. I am anxiously waiting to see if our baby comes out bigger than she is now. I LOVE her cheerleading outfit too!! I can't wait to see her tomorrow!

Tami said...

Awww...what a doll! So glad to hear that her heart is healthy!

Julia said...

She is so beautiful!!! It breaks my heart that she has to grow up with out her twin brother, just as it breaks my heart that Colette will never bond with her siblings in this life but I know that Heavenly Father will make it all right in the end!!! It was so good to meet you! Stay strong, its' a challenging time of year but we can do it!

Troy and Mandy said...

Scarlet is so adorable!! It's so great to hear that she is doing well. I can't believe she is only 9 lbs at 4 months old. Stella just turned 4 months old on Christmas Eve and she weighed 13 lbs 7 oz at her 4mo appt. Scarlet is definitely beautiful!!!