Three months old. I can’t believe it!
I never want to forget all the little moments in watching you grow. I never imagined how the “littlest” of things would make us so extremely proud.
This month started off with a doctor’s appointment. The first one I took you to alone. I will NEVER forget the look in your eyes and the sad, sad look on your face after getting your shots. You cried so hard, and there was nothing I could do. Little tears fell onto your face. It broke my heart, and brought tears to my eyes as well. Definitely a moment where I felt totally helpless.
This month you started holding your own toys! It was such a fun new experience. You haven’t been able to reach for them yet, but that’s okay. Growing little by little is just fine for me!
I never want to forget how nervous and paranoid I was when I let you nap on your belly for the first time. Since you don’t nap much at all, I thought I would give it a try. You slept so peacefully, however I was a nervous wreck and didn’t leave your side. AND checked to see if you were breathing about three hundred times while you took your TWO hour nap. I have a feeling somethings are going to be much harder for me, than for you. :)
At three months you started sleeping for six hours at a time. It’s weird, because I never thought I would miss getting up with you every few hours- but sometimes I do. I secretly grew to love waking up with you in the middle of the night, feeding you, then holding you close while rocking you back to sleep. The feeling I get with you resting your little head on my chest, sleeping so sound, is something I just can’t describe.
This month I took you on your first picnic. You just love being outdoors. I brought a blanket and laid with you in the grass. It was such a perfect, perfect day. One of those days that I bury deep down inside so that I never forget it.
I never want to forget how proud we were of you when you discovered that you had TWO hands. (It sounds silly, but these are very exciting milestones I promise, and if you have babies yourself, you understand!) You brought them together and couldn’t stop playing with them. So small, yet so fun to watch.
This month you got to meet your Grandma and Grandpa Risselman, and also your Auntie Jennifer! To say they all loved you to death would be an understatement. It’s the coolest feeling to watch our family get to meet you. You instantly bring smiles to their faces, and you can just feel the love that they have for you. Something I will never forget!
I never want to forget the HUGE smile on your Daddy’s face when he took you out for the first time. A Daddy / Son date to run errands (No Moms allowed!) He was so, so excited. I loved it. Although I was so happy for Daddy to take you out, it was such a weird feeling for me to be home without you! I’m not so sure I liked it! :)
I never want to forget just HOW close you came to rolling over. Each time Mommy and Daddy cheering you on. I never want to forget the anticipation, watching you try and try and try so hard. I know it’s only a matter of time, and I can already tell you I’m going to be so proud!
After many, many, many discussions on whether we could make it work or not, this month we decided I was not going to return to work, and stay home with you full-time. It’s not going to be easy financially, but we decided it was what was best for our family. I don’t judge, I know some people don’t have a choice, and I know that some are eager to return to their jobs… I am just so thankful, and feel so blessed that I have the opportunity to be your Mommy full-time. I would get tears in my eyes, and my heart would get so heavy just thinking about leaving you each day. This is what I have always wanted. Ever since I was little I knew I wanted to be a Mom, to have a family. To be able to stay at home with you each day means more to me than anyone will ever know. I want to be the one to raise you, to teach you new things, I don’t want to miss out on one second of my life with you. I love every single minuet of every day… From waking up, snuggling in bed, reading books, singing songs, going for walks, and yes even your crabby times, because is when I get to hold you closest of all. I wouldn’t trade it for any amount of money in the world.
Top Five Favorite Photos | Month Three
Holding Daddy’s Hand, Watching Mickey Mouse
First Pair Of Big Boy Jammies!
First Pair Of Jeans, And One Of My Favorite Outfits
Daddy Loves To Dress You!
My World. This Face Melts My Heart
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