February 15, 2014

Dear Baby Oliver: 2 Months

Dear Baby Oliver,

You are such a joy, and there is no doubting the fact that you have changed our lives for the better. We fall in love with you over and over (and over and over and over) again every.single.day.  I don't know what goes on in that mind of yours, but you probably think it's ridiculous how many times a day we say "Aww," "He's sooo cute," or "I love you!" 

You are such a smiley, sweet little man, and you are the most joyful baby (as long as you're not hungry or tired)!  I am certain that your smiles will never get old, and I know I'll always feel giddy inside every time you look at me with those big blue eyes and flash one my way.  I love how your whole face lights up and how you stick your tongue out when you smile.  I also love how you constantly want to interact with us these days.  You have the best look on your face when we talk to you, and then you try to talk right back to us.  Your "coos" and "ahhs" make our hearts melt every time! It's amazing how someone so teeny can elicit such a reaction from two grown-ups. Your dad and I love scooping you up and bringing you in bed in the morning to talk to you and play with you, making memories we dreamed about so many times before you were born!  You make our hearts so happy. 

You are such an active, wiggly guy.  It's so much fun to let you lay on your activity mat, and I could watch you wiggling about and staring at the hanging toys all day long!  You're still fascinated by looking in the mirror (and we're still fascinated by watching you look).  You are one curious little babe, and you're becoming more and more aware of your surroundings.  One of the best parts of the past few weeks is that you've started to notice your hands. It's so sweet to watch you staring at them (and oh boy, it makes us giggle too).  

You are still one HUGE, chunky boy...93rd percentile for weight and greater than the 99th for height.  Seriously, where did you get that from?  I adore your squishy baby legs, chubby cheeks, and tubby tummy, and I could just eat up all your rolls! 

It's amazing how much you've grown and changed in such a short period of time.  As excited as I am for all the milestones ahead, I just want time to slow down so I can savor all the little moments with you...your snuggles, wiggles, smiles...basically I just want to soak in everything about you.  Sure there are still some sleepless nights, but it's amazing how quickly I can forget how exhausted I am when I look at you smiling at me!  Leaving you to start working in two weeks is going to be really hard, so I know I need to cherish every bit of these days together. 

Baby boy, you are the absolute most precious thing, and I am still amazed that God made us your parents.  You light up our lives with so much love and joy. Words will never adequately express the love I have for you, but that won't stop me from trying! 


  1. He is so adorable :) And such great hair!

  2. He is so precious! Congratulations! I hope you are enjoying every moment :)