Henry is the perfect addition to our little family. He is pretty calm and patient so far. This is good because Ellie and Olivia haven’t been too keen on giving up any of the attention they require. That being said, they just love him to death. Ellie likes to come in and check on him first thing every morning and says lots of things like, “Oh hi Henry. Did you have a good sleep? Do you need your mommy?” She says this all in a ridiculously high-pitched voice. She also likes to call him “Little Cheek.” I don’t know where that nickname came from. When she first said it I thought it was just one of those nicknames you try out and then abandon when you realize it doesn’t quite work. But she’s stuck to it.
Olivia is always asking him if he needs some milk. And sneezing in his face. Because they insist on being thisclose to his face at all times. Fortunately, he doesn’t seem to mind too much.
And he’s already sleeping through the night in his room. Which is very nice for mommy and daddy. And probably Ellie and Olivia because we are much nicer people as a result. I hope this lasts.
7. Wrapping him up in the Moby and adventuring all over. I’m glad I discovered baby wearing with Olivia. It means I don’t have to be trapped in the house for 6 months with a baby that can’t do much. He’s already been to a few food carts. And to Target about 30 times.
8. Seeing Steve with him. I’ve got my girls and I love them to death. And so it is fun for me to see Steve have his little boy. He is so excited. And content. They just love each other.
It's been so wonderful to have you here. You're just perfect in every way and we all love you so much. We've had fun introducing you to everyone this past month.
I love to snuggle you in the middle of the night and feel your soft body pressed against me. I love to smell your new baby smell and kiss your tiny lips. I love your fingers curled around mine. And I love to see you cuddled up with your dad. He is just so happy to have you around.
I'm excited for the months ahead, baby boy. To watch you grow and learn and become the amazing person you're going to be. I'm happy to be your mama.
I love you forever.