Thursday, June 16, 2011

Dear Amelia

Dear Baby Girl,

You woke up at 2:30 this morning (not your norm), and as I sat there and nursed and rocked you, I looked at the big girl on my lap and wondered these things:
  • When did you get to be so big?  You stretch across my lap and over the arms of the rocking chair now.
  • When did you get so much hair?  It's blond and wispy and beautiful and it might be curling over your ears.
  • When did you get to be so mobile? You crawl around everywhere now (and get your head jammed in the end of the crib because you don't back up).
  • When did you get to be so beautiful?  You've always been adorable, but you are just so beautiful now!
  • When did you get to be so fun?  You love to play with us and laugh and smile.  You make me laugh and smile all day long!
  • When did you get to be so smart?  You figure things out and recognize words and songs, wave and clap.
  • When did you get to be so opinionated?  You know what you want, when you want it, and where you want it.  There's no distracting you.  You will pitch a fit if you don't get your way.
I'm looking forward to you walking so that we can hold hands and talking so that I know what's in that funny head of yours, but right now I want to freeze you as my baby girl forever - in your butterfly feety pajamas, with your chubby hand holding mine, where you always need me.

Love, Mommy


  1. Aw, Keri, how super sweet. What a darling!

  2. love this post. I want to freeze time, too.

  3. When you learn how to freeze time, let me know. So often I have thought that over the past 13 years with the kids. So beautifully stated Keri. Enjoy her even at 2:30 am.

  4. Oh dear. I might cry. WHY DO THEY GROW SO FAST????? (Whenever I say that to Christopher, he always says "well, aren't they supposed to grow? Isn't that the point?" That's completely beside the point. I wish they stayed little just a little longer!)

  5. That was so sweet Keri! I have felt that especially with my little Rowan these days...please slow down!

    Amelia is a beauty and I pray that she is a blessing to you and your hubby every day!

    Lots of love,



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