Wednesday, June 30, 2010

3 months old!

Dear Alice,
You are now 3 months old.
A quarter of a year!
While we're glad you're healthy and growing, we can't help but wish you'd stay this age for awhile longer.

Alice Claire, you have stolen our hearts.
We love the way your eyes light up when you look at us.
Your smiles start in your eyes and then creep to your lips.
When you're really happy, your whole body joins in...shoulders, arms, legs...
It's really, really sweet.

Here's what you're up to these days:
-You're still sleeping through the night.
Thank you!!

-You have discovered your hands, often spitting out your pacifier to suck on your fingers instead.
Don't do it, Alice.
Braces are no fun.
You've got to trust me here.

-Recently, you have started to reach for things you see.
I have a feeling my hair and earrings will soon be in danger.

-You also discovered your feet the other day.
You grabbed a hold of your foot with a look that said, "What is THIS!?"

-You try to roll from your belly to your back, but get stuck on your side.
The cloth diaper creates a speed bump you can't quite get past just yet.

-I packed up some of your newborn clothes.
They no longer fit.
Must have shrunk in the dryer.

-You're now sleeping in your crib!
I tried to transition you to your crib a few weeks ago.
One of us wasn't ready.
One of us cried hysterically.
It wasn't you.

-You're really an easy baby.
Whenever I hear the phrase, "God only gives you what you can handle.", I think He must have pretty low expectations for me with all this mom stuff.
Sometimes I think that maybe God gave me an easy baby first so that you'll have a brother or sister someday.
I'd have a hundred babies if they would all be like you.

We love you, baby girl!
You are our precious gift.


Rachel said...

I, too, got a really easy baby the first time. I am so thankful...and so scared of this next one! :) Where did you have Alice sleeping until the crib? In the bed or in a bassinet? John started out in the crib, but I may not be able to do that with the new baby due to our living in an apartment where the baby will have to share a room with Brandon's office. I'm considering a bassinet, but am really scared of creating a situation where I have to transition to the crib.

MrsA.Woods said...

I had to Lol at "God only gives you what you can handle". I feel the same way about Liliana. We're just incredibly blessed to have such laid back little ones!

She's beautiful... honest to goodness beautiful. :)

Cathy V said...

I'm impressed that she was still in some newborn stuff considering Hudson has some newborn onesies that are almost too small because he is so long.

katie said...

She is so precious! Especially the first pic of her when she is all grins. I love your little darlin, and can hardly believe that she is already 3 months!

Justin and Victoria Nelson said...

I am so proud of you as a mom, wife, and friend.
You can and will be able to handle whatever God gives you because you have HIM! =)
We are praising Him for Alice.
We love her.
And we love you and Ben too =)

kendra said...

amazing pictures. she is soooooooo beautiful!

BoyDena Smiley said...

each phase is so amazing... you are right to cherish each and every minute! love you friend! we need to get our girls together sometime this summer.

Blomgren2 said...

You make me laugh. I love your comments to Alice and she is so adorable!!