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12.16.2013

Dear Milly


My sweet Milly bug,

I can't believe you are already four and a half months.  I know it's so cliche to talk about how fast time is flying by, but it's the truth!  I want to make sure that I get caught up on your letters, because five months will be here before we know it.

Your first letter talked about your first nine weeks.  Now let's talk about the last 11 weeks.

You went from crying, and being so uncomfortable for weeks, to smiling, and simply enjoying your little life.  We have you on a great formula, and we started giving you a little bit of rice cereal when you turned 3 months, to help with your spit ups.
You LOVE it!

You are the toughest little baby I know, and take everything like a champ!

On the eve of turning two months, you spiked up a 100.4 fever so we took you to the ER.  They had to draw blood, and run some tests to make sure you didn't have any infection.  You had to wait FIVE hours between feedings, and you were so upset that you ended up falling asleep.  You were such a trooper my little bug.
All your tests came back negative, and we were told that it was just a virus that needed to pass.  You spent two weeks with a stuffy nose, but overall you were fine.

Until about three and a half months, when you got sick again.  This time, we were told to keep an eye on your fever, and make sure that it didn't get worse after a few days.  Five days later, you still had a runny nose, and I felt like you were coughing a little more so we took you to the doctor.  We were sent to the hospital for lab work, and you tested positive for RSV.

You had a really rough two weeks with little night sleep, and you just looked so miserable.  This is when I started thinking "why can't she just catch a break?!"

I hate that you have spent the first couple of months of your life dealing with tummy aches, reflux, and sicknesses.  You are so little, it's just not fair.

What makes me happy though is that you are growing well, and your doctor keeps telling us that you are perfect!  You just had your four months appointment, and you are a TALL bug!  You definitely take after your daddy.

Actually you totally take after your daddy!  You have light hair, light eyes, and long legs.  If you hadn't lived nine months in my belly, I would wonder if you were really mine!
 Ha..I'm just kidding.
You already have such a personality on you, that I know you are definitely my daughter!

You are doing so well these days, and your daddy and I are having the best time getting to know you, and seeing you do new things every day.

You are playing more and more with your toys, you love TV (even though we try to hide it from you), you like music, Jacques the Peacock, Henry the Elephant, Myrtle your pink turtle, and you are slowly starting to enjoy Sophie the giraffe.  You also love your Oball so much that we had get two so that you would have one for the car!

I've started sitting you up in your Bumbo, but you only like it for about ten minutes.  It does get longer each time, so I think you are getting used to the whole sitting up thing.  You are not rolling over yet, but I can tell we are not too far from you being a little rolling machine.  You love tummy time, and love taking naps.

Actually you just love sleep in general! We finally transitioned you out of the rock n play/swaddle, and into the Merlin Magic Sleep Suit.  It was a rough couple of nights, but they were so worth all the good sleep we are getting these days.

I can't wait for the day that I tell you about this Merlin suit, and you look at me like I am the craziest person for putting you in that thing. You love it though, and you are sleeping from 7/7.30am-6.30/7pm every night, in your crib.  I can't complain about that at all, and you wake up such a happy baby.  We put you down awake, and you love playing/sucking on your fingers for a few minutes before you fall asleep. You are such a rock star little bug!

Your daddy and I are just in awe with you, and each day is better than the last.  We are so thankful that you are finally feeling better, and are able to enjoy life.  You still challenge us in the best possible ways, and you make us the happiest we have ever been.  When you are asleep at night, we watch you on the monitor, and we keep talking about how lucky we are to have you.

You have come so far my sweet baby girl, and the best has yet to come.

I love you with all my heart.

Mom

2 comments :

  1. She is so beautiful, and what an amazing mommy you are!

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    1. Thank you so much!!!! you are so sweet :)

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