Thursday, September 6, 2012

Dear Eliana (3 months old edition)

Dear Eliana,

How can you possibly be 3 months old?! It seems like you just joined our family a few weeks ago! I know this can't be right, though, since you are going through diaper sizes (or 'settings' on your cloth diapers) and clothes like crazy!

I can't believe you are already 3 months old!

How can I have possibly not written a heartfelt blog post or journal entry about your wonderful-ness yet? Well, that has a lot to do with a certain extremely active older brother and Mommy starting a new small business venture (educating people about and selling cloth diapers and other natural products and baby gear). I did manage to get a blog post about your birth written, but I haven't had much time for anything else while adjusting to life as a mother of two and learning about my business details so I can do a good job helping other mamas. :)

Annnnnnd here comes your brother to interrupt me...
Fast forward to the next day. You are sleeping and big brother is watching Shrek the Third for the zillionth time (he likes that Captain Hook is in it). :)
Back to you...

You are SO amazingly beautiful!!
Oh man. Your gorgeous eyes, your adorable little nose (seriously, this is possibly the world's cutest nose we're talking about here), your fantastic smile...This is not just Mommy talking here. You are genuinely beyond beautiful! I am praying that I can help you learn to love the Lord and become just as beautiful on the inside!!

I could write a whole blog entry on just your eyes--the way they light up, how bright they are, the preciousness of the way your eyelids curve just so, the luscious length of your lashes...absolute gorgeous-ness.

Libby Davis Photography

You have the best personality!
You wake up happy. Happy. Not screaming and crying like another kid I love and adore... ;)
You beam that big smile at me and I don't care how early we are up, how little sleep I got the night before, or how much I need to get done that morning.

Libby Davis Photography

Speaking of sleep...
You sleep!

Wait, I'm not sure you understand.


Showcasing your snoozin' skills on vacation...

*Note: Eliana only sleeps in 2 hour stretches, with occasional 3-5 hour stretches, but her brother never slept more than 30 minutes at a time as an infant and nursed every hour or so, so to me this feels like a vacation!

As a mommy, I am SO thankful to have a child that sleeps. It's new to me and I like it! It's such a blessing that you are as content as you are when I'm needing to chase your brother constantly to keep him from killing himself/completely wrecking the house!

The face of mischief (with his two frequent co-conspirators)
Libby Davis Photography

You make my day--every day!
Sure the dishes are up to the ceiling, along with the laundry, and your brother just destroyed the once-clean living room, and you just unloaded in your diaper and spit up on me to boot...but then you smile and coo at me or make a funny face, and it's all worth it! I love being able to see you discover new things. I think you are going to be a talker like your big brother and I couldn't be happier about that. :)

Just yesterday you found your feet. You've been eyeballing them for quite some time now, and were pretty impressed to figure out you could make your legs go up and down, but yesterday you got a hold of those things! You were beside yourself with joy (and so was I).

Don't you just love that extremely fashionable mix of patterns between your dress and your diaper? LOL

Mommy loves you so very much, princess! I pray that I can continue to stay home and raise you wholeheartedly for the Lord, along with your big brother. Your name means "God has answered," and He has. He certainly has.