Letter to my sweet pea: 8 months.
March 22, 2010

For Charlotte, my love, my dream come true,

On Saturday, you turned eight months old.

We snuggled you in bed.  We rubbed our noses against yours.  We blew raspberries on your belly.  We chuckled at your high-pitched squeals of delight.  We told you that you are one of the most adorable, wonderful, sweet, deliciously chubby beauties the world over.

We watched you crawl.  We comforted you when you bumped your head on the doorjamb.  We laughed when you squawked.  We cheered you along.  We called you Miss Fluffy Bottom and Silly Monkey.  We read I Love You, Stinky Face half a dozen times.

We cuddled with you as you napped.  We fed you barley and applesauce.  We let you feed yourself mashed avocado – and we told you that you are the prettiest, loveliest, sweetest, messiest eater on the planet.  We wiped you up and taught you to flip the light switch off.  We bonked our foreheads against yours.

We took you to visit your grandparents.  We called you Crazy Girl and Fussy Britches.  We let you squirm about on their floor and were surprised that you knew exactly where the toys were kept!  We let you pull clothes and toys out of boxes and throw them around.

We kissed your cheeks.  We giggled as you lunged for each of us whenever we left the room.  We watched you scoot across the bed.  We exclaimed over your two new teeth!  We told you that you are the best part of our lives.  We lulled you to sleep in our arms.  We listened to your deep breathing.  We fell asleep beside you, the mattress a heap of arms and legs and satisfied snores.


My lovey lovebug lovey love.

And when we woke up on Sunday morning, we reveled in our luck at having spent the past eight amazing months with perfect, precious, wonderful you.

We love you more than bears love honey (and everybody knows that’s an awful lot),
Momma and Daddy

Stephanie is awesome and you can read all about her here.  So.  You know.  DO!


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  1. By on March 22, 2010

    Happy 8 months, Charlotte!  What a wonderful way to spend the day with your loving parents!

  2. By Stephanie on March 22, 2010

    OMG, 8 months! I cannot handle the loveliness.

  3. By on March 22, 2010

    So cute!! and look at that hair!! :)

  4. By Alicia S. on March 22, 2010

    I’ve taken a long vacation from my laptop over the past month, utilizing every instant of free time I have to SLEEP since I’ve gotten pregnant. So this is the first post I’ve read in a long time.

    I’m so glad you read I Love You, Stinky Face. My all time favorite baby book of all the ones I’ve come across.
    Happy 8 months!

  5. By Stephanie on March 22, 2010

    Happy 8 months, pretty girl!

  6. By Elizabeth on March 22, 2010

    What a beautiful post.  Blessings!!

  7. By Lauren Miller on March 22, 2010

    Hi!  Just discovered your blog somehow.  You know, doing that thing where you hop from blogroll to blogroll and end up somewhere cooler than you started.  Anyway, despite the fact that I have no idea how I got here, I’m glad that I did.  I just wanted to say hi, and I’ll be back.  :)

  8. By the domestic fringe on March 22, 2010

    Happy 8 Months!  I love her owl shirt.

    -FringeGirl

  9. By on March 22, 2010

    ohhhh so sweet!  Hey I found your blog… its Tenille from Mom’s Group!  We met at the Orange Library meet up and walked to the park together!  Anywho… Hi there!  I havent been to anything because I am back at work… boooo!  But I thought I would say HI!

  10. By Sarah Christensen on March 22, 2010

    Tenille - HI THERE!  I was wondering about you and your sweetie pie just the other day, actually.  We’ll have to find a weekend or evening when you’re free to get together =)

  11. By Kate (This Place is Now a Home) on March 23, 2010

    Look at her beautiful blond hair! She is looking so grown up :)


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