Well Vi, these two months have flown by. Really. How have you been here for that long? I think you’ve gotten used to the insanity that is our house, our family. You aren’t fazed by the shrieks and squeals that pierce our ears every 30 seconds or so. You aren’t upset by smothering sister kisses, or even when one of them manages to try to move you in the 5 seconds that I’m not looking. You just roll with it. That’s a good attitude to have around here, where the bumps in the road are more frequent than average for a little one like you.
You’re pretty good at holding your head up already, and you’re making your best effort to start rolling over – I give it a week or two. You’re in a hurry to get moving with all these sisters of yours.
You give smiles very generously, which melts this mama’s heart. Your sisters love it when they can talk to you and get a smile – they are so in love with you. You are cooing and making baby noises. Adorable.
At our six week post partum appointment, you already weighed 11 pounds 10 ounces!!! You like to eat, so it shouldn’t be any surprise. But holy cow!
These are pictures of you with our midwife, Debbie. She loves you, and she prayed for you the whole time you were in my belly. Not to mention she worked her midwife magic to get you out of my belly. She is wonderful.
Smiling for Grandma Debbie.
You are delightful. If you’re awake, you like to be held by your Mommy. On my shoulder. With both hands. (Maybe you’ll be picky?) You nap well, although yesterday you were up from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and you let me lay you down while you sleep. But who wants to do that? You are so snuggly and I am soaking up every little cuddle you give me.
Your sisters love you. They sing to you when you cry, they try to give you your pacifier, and they snuggle you so much I’m kind of surprised I get any snuggles at all. Naomi gets a little jealous of you when you nurse or need to be held, but loves you anyway. When I lay down with Sylvia to put her to bed at night, most often she doesn’t even want to snuggle me, she wants you in between us so that she can snuggle you while we read stories. I’m a little jealous, but that’s ok. You sleep with me at night, which is one of my favorite parts of the day – I can understand why Sylvie likes to snuggle you so much.
Meeting Aunt Jennifer!
I love you more than you know, little baby. I think a lot about what you will be like when you are Naomi’s age or Sylvia’s age. I can’t wait to see, but I like you just the size you are now. You are my Vida, and I am so blessed to be your Mommy. As Sylvia would say, “You are the best Vida in the whole wuld.”
I love you, love you, love you,