Dear Noah man,
Looking back, we get it. Why God single handedly chose you to be in our lives. It was to show us love in all its forms. Yes, you are the reason why this month of all months, our hearts were set on fire. We had some hard times this month. But, it was you that showed us how to push past the challenges and savor the sweet moments.
This was a big month for you! You had your biggest weight gain and hit the growth charts for everything! Developmentally…you mastered rolling over both ways (YAY!!!), and now we constantly find you on your belly in the middle of the night. We may have just sat and starred at you the first time you slept that way because it was adorable. As for sitting up, you did it, bubba!!! Watching you sit on your own is amazing. And, might be add absolutely cute. You understand how important those arms are for you to start getting those “protective reactions” (yeah, mama just went there with her OT terms!). Now, let us take a moment to talk about your kicking. Dad already has you pinned for a soccer or track star! It does run in your blood after all, but the kicking. Oh man. It is hilarious! Especially when you get excited. Goodness, you definitely have a good mix of our energy!
Talking is happening more and more. We think “dada” might be your first word! You laugh and giggle when daddy points to himself and says “dada.” Arms flailing and everything is how excited you get to hear that word. You also think fluffy sissy is hilarious. When mama’s friends were over the other day, they made Pebbles dance in front of you, and oh my word were you having a blast! Blowing raspberries (or blowing spit bubbles) is hands down your favorite thing. We could not get you to stop doing them during mama’s research presentations! These days, you LOVE to talk, squeal, laugh, and make sounds. One thing is for sure, you have mama’s volume! Daddy might be getting outnumbered with the loudness in the house soon!
Our absolute favorite thing to watch you do is reach for things with both your arms and hands. With shaky hands and a focused gaze, there is pure joy in your face when you get a hold of something. You especially love to steal dad’s glasses. And, EVERYTHING has to be taken into your mouth!
The thing we look forward to the most next month is starting solids. We may have already given you a taste of hummus, tomato sauce, olives, and yogurt. All of which you could not get enough of. It was as if we got a glimpse of what our future holds. We have no doubt you will be eating everything in sight one day very soon!
Each day, it is a race to get home and soak up every moment with you. It may be the reason why we cannot let go of the middle of the night feeding yet. The few nights you have slept through, we may have done the “Shefy Shake” for getting a full night of sleep. Keep it up, love!
We are over the moon crazy about you, Noah. What is more amazing is the love you spread to each person you meet. I will not forget this past Friday when we went to celebrate mama being done with her research capstone presentation. Parents and friends of mama and daddy’s were fighting over who got to hold you, who got to babysit you on date nights, who could take a picture with you next, and don’t forget the swarm of people who came over to say good-bye to not us, but you. When we say you are one loved baby boy, we truly mean it.
This was your big month, bubba. But, we know this next month is even bigger as we venture into new foods, new adventures, and living in the present with you. The best part, we get to celebrate our most favorite holiday (Christmas) with you and start our family traditions! Get ready, bub, for an exciting month!
Daddy and Mama