Thursday, January 1, 2009

4 Months Old

Dear Isabella,
Happy New Year, Baby. You are also 4 months old today. You had a big 2008! The first four months of your life were filled with excitment. Last week, we celebrated your first Christmas. You looked on in wide-eyed wonderment...just taking it all in. Next Christmas will be a different story, I am sure! You also mastered rolling over from your belly to your back this week. Every time you do it, you look so surprised.

This month, you went from being the best sleeper in the world to a not-so-great one. You usually fall asleep for an hour around 8 or 9 and then wake up. You don't go back to sleep until 11 or 12. Your evenings tend to be your "fussy-time." But I just hold you, walk around with you, or pat your bottom until you settle down. Last night, I rang in the new year with you fast asleep on my chest. I couldn't think of a better way to start 2009.

I talk to you in sing-song voice when you are crying. It is the same thing I used to do when your brother was a baby, and for some reason it works. The words are simple but true. "It's okay, your momma's right here and it's okay. " As I was saying these words to you over and over last night, I began thinking about what 2009 holds for you. It is going to be a year of firsts for you. It is going to be the year you taste your first foods, the year you first start to crawl, the year you get your first tooth, the year you take your first step...and my resolution as your momma is to be right here for every milestone. There is no place I would rather be!

I love you,
Momma

1 comment:

Peggy said...

What an adorable picture! And, what a loving tribute to your little girl.