Tuesday, March 15, 2011

2 Months

My dear Lucas,

Wow! I can't believe it's been a whole month since your first letter! These first 8 weeks of your life have gone by so fast, but then it seems that you've always been a part of our family. What did we do before you were here? You have made our lives so full and we thank you for that.

I started taking these pictures a little late, but it's still fun to try to sit you up next to this bear. This was Mommy's bear when she was little and I'm so glad it sits in your room now. I'm sure it'll be all too soon before you are bigger than it. You had to go to the doctor unexpectedly this month because you were a little sick and you weighed 10 lbs 2 oz. You are growing like a weed! You started wearing 0-3 months clothes this month and started wearing size 1 diapers just a few days ago. Newborns still fit you around the waist (because you don't have one!), but they are too tight around your chubby thighs:) I love those thighs, by the way; they are so yummy!

You absolutely love to lay in your boppy now and you love your swing. It must go pretty fast, though, or you get a little fussy. You spend a lot of time on your mat and we figured out you love giraffes! You love the giraffe on your swing, the giraffe on your mat, and the giraffe hanging from your carseat. Mommy and Daddy got to go on another date while Grammy and Grampy watched you, and we bought you a stuffed giraffe. His name is Geoffrey and we've caught you smiling at him a few times!

Oh, and that's been the biggest development this month...your smile!It is the most precious thing I've ever seen. It just melted our hearts when you smiled at us for the first time. We both cried and still do, sometimes. The things that make you laugh the most are silly noises, your burp cloth vibrated against your lips, Daddy's tongue, and doing the bicycle with your legs.

You have lost most of your hair and have grown out of your Puj bathtub in the sink. Your little bathtub that lays in the big tub is not your favorite, so we're going to buy a little plastic one this week. You love to lay on your changing table when you're clean, but you still hate laying on your tummy. We hate to torture you, but we want to help your neck and back to get really strong. It's working, too, because you've started to hold your head up for longer periods of time. You can definitely keep it from falling backwards, but when it falls straight down, it's hard for you to pull it back up!

One reason your two-month letter is late is because on your two-month birthday, a pretty amazing thing happened. You were dedicated at the First Christian Church here. Mimi, Poppy, Grammy, Grampy, Papa Rock, Nana, Auntie Megan, and Great-great Aunt Norma were all there to celebrate! You got all new clothes to wear and Mommy and Daddy promised before the church that we will raise you to serve the Lord and always put Him first in your life. You are a gift from God and we dedicate your life to His service.

Little man, you are so fun to be around and you've made my time at home just wonderful. I hate that I have to go back to work in just a few short days. I will miss you terribly! I know I have the best job around that lets me spend my evenings, weekends, breaks and summers with you! I'm grateful for my job and I hope you know that I have it so I can provide for you. You are my number one priority and you always will be. I know the Lord will make our times together that much more special and He will bless it tremendously!

We are so proud of you and can't wait to see what these next months hold!

All our Love,
Mommy and Daddy


Cari said...

I love these updates, Audra! He looks so much like your dad in the picture where he's wearing blue. I might've even verbally said "Wow. He looks just like Doug." Ha! I want to meet him before he turns 21! ;)

c said...

I can relate to how hard it is to go back to work when your baby is so little. I'm a teacher in Texas and my son is 3 now, but I've been there. He started out with a close family friend and then eventually moved to a daycare. A few things I learned (and worried about before I learned them):
(1) you are his mama and there is no replacing you
(2) while staying home is right for some it is not right for everyone - sometimes you need to work, sometimes you want to work, sometimes it's a little of both.
(3) daycares/babysitters are actually very good for children (not just because they help build their immune systems) - socialization with other people whether it be adults or children is actually very good for them.

Enjoy your days at work and know that your time with your baby will be so much sweeter because of the time spent apart.

Erin said...

Love these letters! You'll be so surprised how fast a year passes...! :) He is adorable and you guys are doing such a great job as his parents. We were so happy to get to meet the little man!

Whitney said...

Audra, he is SO SO SO SO handsome. Like, seriously. SO cute. I love him. Praying for you as you go back to work! Hang in there, love!!!