Thursday, July 15, 2010

4 Months Old

Dear Baby Boy,

You're 4 months old now - 16 weeks and 2 days old to be exact - and every day you reward me with some new sound or trick or look or move.

I didn't know 4 months would affect me like this but you're doing things I didn't know a 4 month old could do.

For example, I had no idea a 4-month-old baby could have the wherewithal to actually pee on someone and laugh about it.

But you did.

I had no clue that a 4-month-old baby could literally have a conversation with me every day after "school". A true "give-n-take" where you tell me how your day went and I tell you just how much I missed you.

But you do.

Nor could I comprehend even for a second that a 4-month-old baby could be so enthralled by a tv show, that he would reach up, unhook one of the toys hanging from his playmat because it was blocking his view, and go right back to watching the show without missing a beat.

But, um, yeah, you did that, too.

I didn't know playing airplane would make you giggle so much, how tickling you would be one of your favorite pastimes, or how simply looking at your daddy would make you smile.

I thought I would hold you and change you and feed you sometimes. That I'd lay you down in your bassinet and watch you sleep, oohing and aahing at how peaceful you looked. I thought I'd revel in your brand new baby smell and spend my days wondering how I ever lived without you.

Well, that's exactly what I do.

But I also want to pick you up even if I've just put you down. I want to keep you awake as long as possible just so I can look into your eyes. I giggle and play and make funny faces, all in an effort to amuse you. And I'm happy to say, I am now fluent in baby-talk.

I want to do everything for you. I want to make sure you always have a full tummy and fresh laundry. I can't wait to give you sippycups full of milk and juice, and bake cookies and cupcakes for you to take to school. I want to wear a long flowy cape and put an "S" on my chest, so I can call myself SuperMom and keep your world safe.

I want to do all of these things because you're 4 months old now - 16 weeks and 2 days old to be exact - and every day you amaze me.


  1. He sounds like a totally amazing boy. x

  2. This is BEAUTIFUL! Your son will love reading this someday, and you will love reading this when he is twenty and driving you nuts! LOL

    (would you consider allowing people to log in with name and url? I am signed in my my old wordpress account- and it never gets updated- thanks!)


  3. What a beautiful letter, it brought tears to my eyes - he sounds like an amazing baby, CONGRATS!!! (ICLW)

  4. He sounds like a wonderful little boy!


  5. Oh, how beautiful! You've left me smiling, and admiring! Happy ICLW.

  6. It sounds like you've been truly blessed.


  7. Thanks for visiting my blog during ICLW!

    You definitely enjoy motherhood as much as I do! It's such an amazing blessing and it only gets better (but goes way too fast). And boys are the best!!! You have such a beautiful family. Blessings to you.

  8. I love this post. Motherhood is such an amazing journey.


  9. Im literally sobbing! THis is a perfect post! Happy 4 months to your baby boy!

    Happy ICLW

  10. Happy 4 Months to your baby boy!

    An ICLW Visit from #107 (mfi, speedskating, strength)
    liddy @ the unfair struggle

  11. I love the post. What show was he so into? Perhaps True Blood in honor of mommy's love of vampires.