Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Dear Cooper // Week 11

Cooper,

I don't see myself transitioning from weekly posts to monthly posts, you change so much from week to week that monthly posts would simply not be enough.  I have a fear of forgetting and doing these letters to you really help to put my fears of forgetting all of the little things about you and your life to rest.

I said I loved week ten last week.  I love each week with you, of course, but I'm learning that my love for each week is growing as you are.  I want you to be tiny for much longer than I know you will be, but as you are growing I am seeing your personality begin to peak through.  I am learning that you can be content just sitting in my lap hanging out, which we really couldn't do before.  Your need to always be bounced or eating is subsiding and even though I'm sure I'll miss that someday, today I am relishing in this new leaf we've turned.

Your big bright beautiful eyes staring up at me as I change you.  
Your huge smile each and every morning as you're waking up and catch my eyes.  Your dimple, my goodness, that dimple.  Your growing belly and big(ish) feet.  Your size 0-3 months clothes that you now fit in and for some reason appear to only be fitting into for a short while longer.  The way you toss your head back to look at my face.  Your resistance to being held like a baby (cradle hold).  Your need to always be close to your mama.  Your new interest in looking around at everything and really taking them in (Mr. Socks, Mr. Turtle, the sprinkler on the ceiling, your hands!, mama's hands).  Your tiny cry that can grow big very quickly.  Your ability to create tears so easily that break my heart.  Your love of the bath and the beginnings of splashing with your feet.  Your cowlick on the top of your head in the very front.  I love every inch of your body and every little thing that you do.  

We went to the rodeo on Friday (the 21st) and you loved it.  Something about being outside and around a crowd.  Just like your mama, you know that?  We had a cookout with you daddy's family on Saturday night and then headed over to the Stone's for some friends time.  You love your Aunt Kelsy and Addison.  

It looks like this week will include your first cold but I'm praying that we can stop it and fix it before it progresses any further.

I love you Cooper J.  I love you so much that sometimes it physically hurts my heart.  Sounds weird, right?  One day you will feel this love, you will understand.









6 comments:

  1. I love reading these post of yours! How are things going with Franks mom?

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    1. Thank you!!! I'm such a freak about remembering things that I feel like doing these posts is absolutely necessary!

      I thought they would be better once Cooper got here but that is hardly the case. She will try to kiss my butt occasionally but she is just as two faced and rude as she has always been.

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  2. Wow 11 weeks already? That time seems to have flown. He gets cuter and cuter with each post!

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    1. Right? It's going by so, so fast. Thank you!

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  3. This is such a cute idea! Oh my goodness. I have to do this when I have a kid some day. =)

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    1. Thank you! I'm obsessed with remembering things so these posts are a must!

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