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Friday, April 30, 2010

Four Months

Dear Sweet Benjamin,

This week you turned four months old. I can hardly believe how fast these months have gone and how quickly you're growing from newborn baby to little boy. In some ways it feels like yesterday that we held you for the first time, and in other ways I can't seem to remember what life was like without you. Now that you're here, it feels like you've always been a part of us. 

You now weigh 14 pounds 12 ounces and you're measuring at 25 1/2 inches long. Your head circumference is 42 1/2 centimeters. According to your pediatrician, "you're perfect.

We love your infectious smile. You smile at complete strangers that pause to adore you, but we especially love the special smiles reserved for Mom and Dad. You manage to melt our hearts every time.

We love the way you giggle, especially while you sleep. We can't help but wonder what your dreams are made of.

We love how you've learned to squeal... though it's cuter when you do it out of excitement than when you've reached the point of complete exhaustion and are fighting sleep.

During your daytime feedings you've started to get distracted by anything going on around us. I've learned that humming to you usually helps to keep you focused. And, it's even better when you start humming along with me.

While your nighttime feedings sometimes make me a bit sleep deprived, I love those bonding moments we have in the darkness of the night. You have started to sleep for 5 hour stretches already (on some nights) and I'm not sure how I feel about that yet. 

And, in the morning when you wake up and refuse to be anywhere but cuddled in someone's arms, I feel so lucky to most often be the one that gets that cuddle time with you. I think it might just be my most favorite part of the day.

But, I also really love our play time together. When we pull you into a sitting position, you'll automatically jump to your feet. We get the feeling you're going to keep us on our toes!

Your tummy time is proving to add to your strength... the last few weeks you've been so close to rolling over and just this morning you rolled over completely for the first time. Yay! And, my favorite part of our play time is when I lean in to kiss your cheeks and you grab at my face and hair. I love our interactions of every kind!

For the last month or so you've been chewing on everything, especially your fingers. But, lately you've also been getting your big slobbery mouth attached to my cheeks. I love your kisses (even if you don't necessary consider them kisses yourself, I do!).

Right now you're taking a nap and I can't wait for the moment you wake up... I'll greet you like I do after every nap with a "hi my baby boy, how was your nap?" And, just like you do every time, you'll respond with your ear-to-ear grin and then wait patiently for me to scoop you up into my arms.

Oh my little boy, these are just a few of the things that make you completely irresistible and absolutely adorable. We are so lucky and blessed to have you in our family... and it's only going to get better from here.

We love you. So much.


Mandi said...


I love this post! It's perfect. I can't believe how big and handsome and amazing he is! And I really can't wait until I get to see him and hold him myself! Just a few more weeks!

brossettelewis said...

He's such a beautiful little man. You both look so happy.

Kaija said...

what wonderful works and feelings. and photos. what an angel.

Kelly said...

Cute as a button! He's adorable.

I hope you're doing well. Aren't you about ready to deliver?

candice said...

He is darling. I love those little baby hands. Little boy hands are just the cutest, i absolutely adore my little TomTom's hands.

I wish we lived closer so i could give this little boy (and the one on the way) a big squeeze! If you are ever in the DC area...:)

Allred Mom said...


What a great post! It will be a treasure to Benjamin when he is older and can understand and read it. He is such a sweet little guy!Thanks for sharing! I love to read about him!

Also, please let me know if I can do anything for you. I know the time is coming quickly for Elliana, Emmaline and Benjamins little brother to make his appearance! I can hardly wait to meet him, too!

Love ya!

Dawnie said...

Meg, I cried while I read this post. this is what I always hoped and prayed for you, to feel such joy in motherhood. I always knew you'd be the sweetest mommy. i love you.