April 28, 2008

three months... and one day


I haven't got things together this month. I've been writing you a letter on your birthdays, and I don't want you to think I've forgotten. You still bring joy into our lives more and more.

Probably the best thing you've done for your Mom and I is your nighttime sleep consistency. We can be pretty confident that by about 9:00 p.m., you're going to be sacked out for a while. You even gave us an eight hour stretch a couple of times. Keep up the good work!

Interesting for us, you're still a car seat sleeper. Each night, we bundle you up in your favorite blanket and set you down for a good night's recline. I don't know whether it's the reflux or the security of being snuggled in, but the seat is where you're living these days... at night at least. We don't even have to go anywhere... if you're in the seat, that's it. If it makes for a happy baby and happy parents, we're going to keep it up. I just hope you're grown out of it by the time you go to college.

During the day, you're a great kid, eating and playing, but usually not napping. Mommy and you have gone to the YMCA several times recently, and you're meeting new friends and getting new experiences all the time. Maybe you just don't want to miss anything, and that's why you don't want to nap. We hope that in the future months you'll learn to enjoy naps. Maybe as you grow closer to thirteen pounds from your current 12.6, your tummy will be able to hold more food, and you won't be as hungry as often.

There was that one time... you slept in your crib for a nap. But, even if you don't get the napping thing down, we'll still love you, because that's what we do. You can't make us love you less, because you're ours. We're your Mom and Dad, and we want you to grow up to be strong and wise and pure.



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