This week you became an expert roller. You’ve been able to roll from back to front since week 10, but now you can roll from your back to your front. This, like all small changes that feel like big changes, feels like it has changed our whole lives. We unswaddled you for sleeping and the first few nights you were just rolling like crazy all over your crib instead of sleeping.
We suffered several sleepless nights, but you seem to be slowly adjusting to your new strength and freedom.
Our lives are getting more into a routine. I’m getting used to pumping at work. We’ve got a nice bedtime routine: dinner, bath, book, sleep. After your bath you snuggle up on my laugh and I read you the book of the day. It’s my favorite part of the day. You actually seem to look closely at the pictures as I hold you close. I will hold these moments in my heart, always.
Life is starting to get more predictable. Still mostly sleepless, but at least more predictable. I’m just so happy you are here. You are so smart and beautiful. I love seeing the world through your eyes and watching while you take in new experiences and meet new people.
You have a streak of thick dark hair up top like a faux-hawk. You love to hold on to your feet and you still love forts. You love baths and you especially love when I blow raspberries on your belly. You laugh easily now days, and your wide mouth smile fills me with so much joy and happiness.
I’m tired as I write this, tired to the bone. So tired I can’t think or even write that clearly, but I’m also blissfully happy.
You’re my sweet and darling bean, and I’m so grateful and proud to be your mama.
You are so loved, my Beanshine, always,