Love letter to B


Dear B-

It’s been four months since you quickly joined our family. One day I will stop mentioning it {probably not} but, I thought you and I could relive your very first picture from our downstairs bathroom where you were born. You are already like a million times bigger.

Love letter to B at 4 months old

Everybody keeps telling me how tiny you are. But, all I see is that my teeny-tiny baby is no longer teeny-tiny. You intentionally move, pull things and smile the biggest best smile ever!

Love letter to B at 4 months old

Here’s the thing. Our house is loud and busy. As baby number 4 you get set down a lot. Play mat on the floor. Bouncy seat in the kitchen and in our bedroom. Crib in your room. When daddy gets home, I ask him to hold you because I don’t think you get enough “up” time.

Love letter to B at 4 months old

Lately, at night, after you nurse, I give you your paci, swaddle you up and rock you. We sing “You are my sunshine” and “Jesus loves you” (well, I sing, you listen and sometimes sort of hum along). I feel like you have a little extra energy stirring about in that head of yours and finding your calm takes a little while. You are wiggly, grunty and hummy and have a tough time getting to that relaxed place.

So I keep rocking. And, I noticed after singing when I kiss your forehead and linger (yeah, I might be smelling you), you immediately stop moving. Your breathing slows. You stop grunting and making noise. You are calm. You are soothed. You are relaxed. You are safe.

Love letter to B at 4 months old

Your relaxation and calm lets me know you like it. So, I keep doing it because you love it. But even more so because I love it. And I know that all too soon you won’t want me to snuggle you up. So until that time comes that kiss is going to lingering on the top of your head every night until you drift off to dream land.

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  1. Aww, Baby B is all kinds of adorable. I can’t believe how big she is getting!

    I got Wonder Woman and my super power is time management. I’ll definitely take it. 🙂

  2. Aww, she is getting so big! Wish there was a way to slow time down a bit, mine are growing too fast too 🙂
    I got Batgirl, with the superpower of compassion.. I’ll take it!

  3. I’m Wonder Woman and my super power is time management.

  4. Baby B is sooo adorable!!

  5. Marty montes says:

    Such a sweet letter to B!

    I got bat girl with my super
    Power compassion.

  6. Melissa L says:

    As a child of a 4 kid home I tell you, what she may or may not miss in up time will more than be made up for with the noise, happiness, busyness, and love that fill the house.

    1. Oh, I know that’s the case. It’s all me and silly mom logic!

  7. So sweet! I love the bed time relaxing. I plan to rock Logan until she’s 18 years old, so hopefully it never gets old! Ha!

  8. Elasti-girl…I am good at multi-tasking. Sounds about right.

  9. Nicole Heffernan says:

    Having special alone time to snuggle at night is the best!

    1. Barbara Montag says:

      I’m Woman Wonder & I’m great at knowing when friends need help!
      thank you

  10. Mary Happymommy says:

    I have super hearing and can figure out what my kids are whispering.

  11. Heather B. says:

    Ah, she is so cute! Good job, Mama.

    My superpower? Jeesh, that’s a tough one, I think my organization!

  12. Doing yoga with toddlers climbing over me and working poses around a dog 🙂


  13. She is so precious, and I have not read this accidental home birth story so I’m off to do that.

  14. I’m Elasti-girl and considering all the multi-tasking I do everyday it sounds about right.

  15. Oh! That is just THE sweetest time. I miss it. She is so adorable. Love that you recreated y’all’s first photo together!

  16. I love this!!! So sweet! I always cherish those little moments!

    I am not sure what my superpower would be, maybe I super patience! Or at least that is what I would like to have! 😉

  17. Definitely multi-tasking, I can get a lot done at once to spend more time with the kids

    1. Ahh, I see the quiz now. I got Batgirl

  18. Jessie C. says:

    She is a multi-tasking superhero.

  19. Annette Herbst says:

    I am wonder woman with eyes in the back of my head

    1. Annette Herbst says:

      The test says I’m elasta-girl

  20. Oh precious, precious, precious. It makes me cry.
    I am so happy to see that you enjoy the moment while you’ve got it. I know you know it goes so quickly.
    What a precious gift you have. 🙂

    1. Seriously, how do we get okay with them growing up and not being our babies? I mean, they will always be our babies, but it really hurts! And, then we had preschool graduation yesterday. I need a break from this growing up business!

  21. I’m batgirl! My super power is compassion which I’d agree with

  22. My supermom power?
    Being able to cry at anything!
    No, really- I guess it would be being able to handle puke and all that, since before I was a mom I would be gagging right there at the sight of it.

  23. I am Wonder Woman. Funny how she was my hero when I was little.

  24. honey she is so so so sweet!!

    but why oh why do they have to grow so quickly?

  25. Michelle C says:

    I got Bat Girl but I think my real super power is my organizational skills. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  26. stephanie says:

    hand me a baby, and I can put them to sleep! LOL

  27. My super power is compassion it was right on what a cute quiz.

  28. I don’t know if I have a super power. As a only two month post-partum mom, I am still feeling the aches and pains of delivery. But with my first it was breastfeeding. I am breastfeeding my son too, but it seems so much easier this time around. With my daughter we battled latching issues, to supply issues, a case of lip tie, lack of support, misinformation, and the list goes on and on…but I still managed to do it for 14 months and I felt like a superhero for being able to give the best for my daughter for that long. I made my 1 year goal and then some. And maybe that’s why it’s easier this time. But knowing you are giving your baby the best start in life makes me feel heroic. 🙂

  29. My mom’s superpower is her if faith.

  30. Gretchen in HB says:

    I can leap tall buildings in a single bound.
    I can also clean a kitchen top to bottom in under 20 minutes while balancing a cranky 3 year old on my hip.

  31. My superpower is the ability to discern what any sound is from rooms away- aka I know what they’re messing with even when I can’t see them!

  32. I got Bat Girl. I predict body language and my super power is compassion. That seems to fit me very well.

  33. Juggling 3 kids and a husband! And trying to keep a clean house! lol

  34. Nicole Powers says:

    I got Wonder Woman because I am always trying to save the day. My superpower is being able to multitask

  35. christine jessamine says:

    I have become very good at multitasking

  36. very sweet letter and that baby does have an amazing smile!!

  37. alison kirk says:

    Super multi tasker!

  38. Love your moments shared.

  39. Christina Z says:

    Mu Mom super power is the ability to multi task I have mastered it I think haha

  40. I got Wonder Woman! That’s funny because someone recently told me I could be Wonder Woman!

  41. I may have fallen in love with your baby well before we ever spoke to each other. I have to go back and find the birth story because it sounds like a good one!

    1. The links are right at the top of the post..yeah, it’s a good one:)

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