Dear Liam…

Dear Liam,

Every morning I am blessed to wake up to you talking and laughing at 7am.  You giggle and coo and sometimes even scream but you never cry.  I often think how blessed I am to have such a wonderful and happy baby boy.  I thank God every day for the family he has blessed me with.  I have never been so happy in my entire life than the day that you came into our world.  I still remember that day like it was yesterday.  Full of anxiety, praying you would be delivered safely.  Full of fear, wondering if we would be good parents. Full of joy when we saw you for the first time.  And let’s not forget full of pain…ouch.  Today you are four and a half months old and it’s funny but before I had you I was in disbelief that I would be a mom and now I can’t imagine not having you.  You bring so much joy to so many people.

This past night you went to bed at 7pm.  I woke you up for your bottle at 11pm and you went right back to sleep until 7am.  You did not wake us up once during the night (your father and I thank you for that).  You have been sleeping so well these past few months and we are thankful for that.

You are almost able to sit up by yourself.  You put your hands in front of you to hold your body up and I know it won’t be long until you are able to sit up by yourself, and even crawl for that matter.  I am excited for that day, and I think you and Barkley are too.  You both just want to play with each other so bad.  You love to watch Barkley, even if he is just sleeping.  Your eyes always spot him.  And he is always nudging your hands when you are on the floor like he is trying to get you to play with him.  I can’t wait for that friendship to grow.

You are also getting interested in our food.  You intently watch each and every bite we take.  The doctor said that when you become interested in our food is a good time to start the rice cereal but we are going to try to hold off until 6 months.  Get use to it, there will be many more “wait til your older” to come.  Right now you are doing very well growing and overall being a happy baby on just breast milk and one formula bottle a day.  You are rolling now too.  Every chance you get, you roll.  You love it.  We have to start being careful where we place you.

You are growing so much Liam and your personality is starting to shine.  You are constantly smiling and laughing and it melts my heart.  That first night in the hospital when you wouldn’t stop crying I wasn’t sure how I would mentally handle the crying but it didn’t take long for me to understand what your cries meant and turn you from a crying baby to such a happy baby.  I love it, I love you, I love God for giving me you, and I love your dad who has unconditional love for you.  Keep growing kid and keep being that fun baby that you are.

xo, your mom.

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