Thursday, December 12, 2013

6 Months: A Letter to My Babies

Victoria and Isabella,

How is it possible that it has been a whole 6 months since your birth? Time really does fly. I don't even know how to express how amazing (and crazy) these 6 months have been. We moved, we adjusted to new surroundings, we made new friends, we laughed and we cried...a lot. I love that I have gotten to see your individual personalities develop.

Isabella, you are such a little angel. Not that your sister is not, but let's just say that if it weren't for you mommy would be just a tad bit more stressed :) You are entertained by anything, only cry when hungry and you LOVE to talk to me. I love it when I hold you in my arms and you caress my face with your tiny fingers, as if you are learning my face. You have the biggest smile I have ever seen! And you love to explore anything within arms reach. You will knock anything down that is next to you or grab things and put them in your mouth. You love your milk, and you like eating baby food but you prefer your milk for sure. We have tried giving you some table foods and you are not into the tough texture, though yesterday you devoured a spoonful of mashed potatoes and broccoli...I guess you like mommy's cooking :) I am so blessed to have you as a daughter baby girl. You may have to share me but know that my heart loves you and your sisters equally. You make my life complete. But please, one request, enough with the diaper blowouts! Yuck! <3

Victoria, you are special. If nothing else, you teach me how to be a better mother. You keep me on my toes for sure. You just hate being away from me! You must love me sooooo much. I am not going to sugar coat it, you are difficult to handle at times. I know you know that. But you know what? I could not imagine my life without you. You teach me how to multitask, how to cater to different needs, how to show affection even when you are stressed to the max, you really are my "welcome to reality" child. I love how your big eyes explore everyone's face. You give a good "mean mug" when you don't know someone. You give the same look to me when you are not happy with me. And baby girl, you can EAT! Holy cow! You love it all! I feed you everything, table foods, baby foods, water, your milk, crackers, everything! My favorite thing to do with you is sit you up and watch you get so excited when you see your feet. Sweetest thing ever! You are so beautiful, my chunky little baby. I love you so much and I know that I will miss all of our cuddle time soon so I will try not to complain much :) And please, stop growing so fast! You are so ahead of where you should be and I feel like you will walk before you crawl!

I treasure every moment with you both. I love harder because of you both. I drink more wine because of you both. I am a stronger mom and wife because of you both.

I don't have any dates for the new things you both do, so bad I know. with your sister Adrianna I wrote everything down. You both roll from back to belly and belly to back, can balance sitting up, makes noises to get our attention, love to laugh with your older sister, play and hold hands with each other, and almost get on your knees when on your belly and Vicky you can actually hold on to the couch standing if I make you do it. I am so proud of how far you both have come. You both are growing so well and I cannot be more thankful that you are healthy. Mommy and Daddy love you both to the moon and back!