Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Dear Cooper // Week 7



Cooper,

Where to begin this week? You seem to be changing so quickly now.  Your belly is expanding, your beginning to get some chub (read: tiny wrist roll), you are smiling non-stop and your hair is still growing rapidly.  I can tell that your vision is improving daily by the way you follow me as I move about the room and also by the way you stare at the owls above your changing table.  The love that you have for your changing table is really very sweet.  You just look around like you have never been happier.  I think I said last week that you're really starting to like your baths and now I'm saying that you LOVE your baths.  You will cry as I'm taking off your clothes, but as soon as you touch the water you immediately stop crying and start kicking your feet.  We have a big duckie washcloth that your cousin Payton gave you that we use to cover up your belly and private parts to help keep you warm and you just hold on tight to that duckie like it's your best friend.

We got your bouncy seat back in working order which makes mama taking a shower much easier! Without that vibration working you will only tolerate your bouncy seat for a couple of minutes but with it working again I can get in about a ten minute shower, easily.  It's a glorious thing.  You will still take an occasional nap in your swing, but it's really hit or miss.  Your favorite place to sleep and be all. the. time. is on me.

This might seem unbelievable... but you can still fit into your newborn clothes! Its a tight snap on most of your newborn clothes because you are getting so long, but being so skinny makes all of your 0-3 month clothes look huge! I know I've been saying this for the past two or three weeks, but I really think this might be your last week in the teeny tiny clothes.

We haven't been out adventuring much although I did take you to Khols (your first time) and to our friend Brittanys house for lunch.  Everyone has been pretty sick so we are trying to steer clear!

My love for you is continuing to grow at an alarming rate.  You make my heart happy in a magical way.  I look at your smiling face and feel like the luckiest mama on the face of the earth.  I know that God gave me you to love, to cherish, to teach, to help grow, and to protect and I am doing all of those things to the best of my ability.  I love all of the Cooper and Mama time that we get, it's so special.  I know that I'm your favorite person and I love that more than just about anything.

The days are passing too quickly.  Although I try to avoid it, I live with this fear that it's all happening too fast and you're going to be up, out and not needing me in the blink of an eye.  I know I can't keep you little forever and it's not that I even want to, I just feel like I need a little more time with you as a newborn.  I just want more time. The thing about recognizing this is that it helps me to cherish these moments even more, so that's what I'm doing.  I'm holding on for dear life and cherishing.  You're the very best everything in my life.

I love you more than you'll ever know.

Love,

Mommy
xoxo

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1 comment:

  1. I love these weekly updates on your little man, I can't believe how much he has changed already!

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