My little boy, you are now 3 months! Three months ago you came into my life and changed it for the better. You smile SO much. Every time you smile at me I melt. You’re starting to chuckle now too. When I kiss you and blow raspberries on your tummy you laugh. It’s the best sound ever.
You grew some much this past month. You can fit in 6 month clothes now. You’re starting to grab things now (mommy’s hair included) and you LOVE bath time. You’ve never cried during bath time. You reach for the water and sometimes you even start to fall asleep when you feel super relaxed.
Taking you to daycare this last month was the most difficult for me- but you made it so much easier. You’re the youngest at your daycare but you have just as much personality as the older kids. Your babysitter even says so- every day you amaze her. You grunt (your version of talking) to the other babies and pay attention to everything the other kids do.
I love spending time with you so much. I love walking around the house doing everyday things with you in my arms. I love watching you in the car through the rear-view mirror. I love watching you watch the world. It’s only been 3 months and you have already made me the proudest mom.
I’ve decided to write a letter to my son once a month. Here’s my first one. . .
First of all, happy 2 months baby boy!
These past two months have been incredible! You have completely changed my life for the best. Although the learning is never ending, I’m proud to say that you’ve taught me how to be a mom. I can say “I’m a mom” and “my son,” all because of you. Saying that out loud gives me butterflies.
You’ve already grown so much! You had your two month wellness appointment yesterday. You got your first round of vaccines. I wanted to cry with you and I almost punched the nurse for making you cry but I know they were for your good.
You weigh 10lbs 13oz and you’re 24 inches long (95th percentile!). I think you’re going to be tall like you Grandpa Mario. You have no problem eating, whatsoever- bottle or breast. You started smiling so much in your second month! You especially smile when we call you “Super Declan.”
You’re calm for the most part and yell at us when you’re hungry. Literally yell. You make your dad and I laugh very much.
You love to be carried by your dad- you curl up and fall asleep in his arms, no problem. And it doesn’t matter how loud it is, you sleep “like a baby.” At night you let us sleep about 6 hours straight then you wake up to eat. Sometimes you don’t want to go back to sleep because you want to party (that’s why coffee is mommy’s good friend). You’re starting to hold your head all on your own- we are so proud of you.
Sometimes I miss having you inside me. Knowing that you’re safe and near. Feeling all of your movements. But actually knowing you in person is amazing. Not just because you’re my son- but you are so darn handsome. You make the cutest most animated faces. I totally stare at you when you’re sleeping- creepy, I know. But not really- I made you so I’m allowed. I’m addicted to taking pictures of you. And smelling you, holding you, carrying you- you get the point.
The point is, I couldn’t be happier and I thank you for that. This is only the beginning. I’m so excited to see you grow (but don’t grow too fast!) and to be your mom.
Te amo para siempre,