Thursday, November 17, 2011

Lucia: 3 Months

Lucia,

I can't believe it's already been three months since you joined our family! The day you were born was easily one of the happiest days in my life.

You were born with a thick head of hair and beautiful blue eyes - and you still have both! You also have a sassy personality - we knew you would fit in with our family right away.

You have had a very busy three months. When you were three weeks old, we took you to Surfside Beach. You slept and ate pretty much the whole time, but I'm so glad we decided to go. I will never forget our quiet moments on the beach, listening to the ocean while I cuddled you in my arms (or on my boob, haha).

You lost your belly button at just five days, and it took a long time to heal. You were a month old before you had your first real bath! Your big sister helped - that's her head in the bottom left corner. She still assists during all of your baths, testing the water and telling me if it's too cold or too hot.

You are a very healthy girl - you weighed 12.34 pounds at your two month appointment! Your only problem has been an ongoing battle with thrush. At least you look good in purple!

You learned from an early age that your sister should not be trifled with. Although she can be rough, she can also be very sweet. She always makes sure you have your binky and your blanket, and you are the first person she wants to see in the morning and the last person she wants to kiss before bed.

You have traveled all over the place in your baby bjorn - the zoo, the park, the pumpkin patch, the museum, trick-or-treating, the grocery store, you name it. You have also been to a few movies and restaurants. You are a good little companion!

You are different from your sister in that you cry more and you smile more. You had the best cry when you were born - like a tiny squealy scream. I wish we would have captured it before you stopped crying like that! As awesome as your cry was, your smile is a million times better. Your whole face lights up. You started smiling real smiles when you were just two weeks old. I was holding you, and Dada popped his head next to mine. You looked at us both with the most adorable smile I have ever seen - all gums and eye crinkles. Any time you are awake, you are quick to return our smiles, and today, you had your first real laugh. I hope you are always as happy as you are right now.

You also don't seem to mind tummy time as much as Adriana did. You can make it 5-10 minutes before crying, which is about 5-10 minutes longer than she did. You both were early to roll over from tummy to back - you did it around 7 weeks.

You are your father's child, through and through. Would it kill you to look a TINY bit like me? I will forgive you if you are left handed, so keep that in mind.

You have discovered your hands and the art of blowing bubbles and raspberries. You also "talk" to me, taking turns cooing and grunting. I know you have so many more milestones to experience, but I have enjoyed all of these little achievements, because YOU are the one who is doing them.

I am so sad that I have to go back to work on Monday and won't be able to kiss your squishy cheeks and tiny toes all day long. Hopefully I will get official permission to work from home two days a week so we can keep having fun together. I love you so much, baby girl!

Love, Mama

5 comments:

d e v a n said...

what a truly beautiful baby! Happy 3 months!

Heather said...

Happy 3 months Lucia!

I was just going to say, she looks just like Justin :)

Jessica said...

Wow, has it really been 3 months?

Wiz said...

Aww, happy three months! It goes by WAY too fast! Good luck going back to work.

StephLove said...

What a cutie, and what a sweet letter.