Sunday, March 2, 2014

6 Months!

My sweet Samantha is 6 months old!! Where did the time go?? I cannot believe the things I have learned in this short 6 months and just how much I adore being a mom. In honor of this half-year milestone, I write this letter to the little girl who stole my heart.

Dear Sam,

Words cannot explain how honored I am to be your mom. You are truly one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I am beyond blessed to call you my daughter. You are every bit a piece of me and daddy combined, with some of your own sweet qualities of course. You're smart, happy (90% of the time), relaxed, easy-going, patient, and beautiful! Just to name a few things about you ;) I love your laugh, your gummy smile, the way your eyes light up when I walk in the door from work or when you see daddy come in the room, the pleasure you get from sucking those little piggies of yours, and even the way you love on your kitty (although we're still working on learning "gentle")! One of my favorite times of day is when you first wake yourself up, just about an hour before I have to get up for work..and I carry you into our room, where you eat and snuggle back asleep with me and daddy. It's so still and peaceful and wonderful. I love that you are apart of this little family of ours. You truly identify with your name, "JOY". Your heart is full of it and you have brought it to our lives! We love you Sammy Joy, "Buggy", Sam Sam, little love, precious, Joy Joy...Samantha :) We relish in everyday with you, watching you grow, learn, and develop. Daddy and I will always love you, little lady and you'll always be our baby :)


At 6 Months:
-You love your wubbanubs "pinky" and "freckles"
-you make this adorable scrunchy face and blow out your nose
-laugh when you toot
-prefer to sleep on your tummy
-now sleeping in your crib
-LOVE your ExerSaucer (despite the screaming and tears when we first put you in it)
-scratch anything you can get your little razor sharp nails on
-said "mom" a few times and once right after daddy said it!
-can hold your bottle when you eat
-can almost sit up without assistance
-lift your arms up when you want to be held or picked up (cutest thing ever!)
-still loves to see yourself in the mirror

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