Friday, June 6, 2008

4 months old!

Dear Campbell,

It's hard for me to believe that you are 4 months old today. Where has the time gone? It still seems like we brought you home just a few weeks ago. I must begin by apologizing for the fog I've been in since your arrival (thank goodness it has finally lifted). Life has been a little crazy and I am never great at change. It has taken some adjusting to this new stage of "normal". girl, don't ever think for one second that your presence hasn't been a total blessing from the moment you took your first breath in this world (and long before). You are a miracle to us and a joy to all who know you.

We prayed for a very long time to have you, and from the second we found out that you were growing in my tummy, we have loved you. Your sister informed us weeks before the ultrasound proved it, that "Jesus whispered quietly in her heart that you were a girl." You know what? I believe HE did! Karson was so ready to be a big sister, and she loves you so much. She can't wait for you to be big enough to really play with her. Right now, she settles for you laying on the floor while she plays right next to you. She loves to make you smile and tries to feed you your bottle. She likes to play dress up with you and laughs hysterically when you "dance".

You are an absolute joy for your daddy and me. You have such a happy spirit and you grin constantly. One of my favorite times is right when you wake up in the morning. You will start making noises in your bed to let me know that you're awake. When I go in your room and look into your crib you will immediately burst into an open mouth grin. You are so fresh from God, that I just have to know that you are reminding me that "This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it."

So far you have:

1. Feb. 6th - been born (this was a biggie)

2. Feb. 20th - lost your cord

3. Feb. 24th - started sleeping in your room/bed

4. March 15th - deliberately smiled at Mommy and Karson

5. March 22nd - slept through the night (and have ever since - bless you child)

6. March 23rd - went to church for the 1st time

7. April 13th - went to the church nursery

8. April 20th - discovered your hands

9. April 22nd - rolled over from tummy to back

10. May 19th - laughed out loud

11. Mid May - reaching and grabbing objects

So much in just 4 months...and so much to come! If I could, I would keep you a baby forever, but at the same time, I can't wait to see what new things each day brings. Campbell, you are pure sunshine. I am so grateful to be your mother. Thank you for bringing such happiness to our house.

I love you so much,



rbaddley said...

Precious Campbell,

With 5 grandsons and Karson as our only granddaughter for four years, you had a tough act to follow!! You have shown us all that you are TOTTALLY adorable in your own right! Your big, blue eyes and amazing smile grab me right in my heart. I love you so much...Precious princess number two!!

Love from your NANA

Lauren said...

So sweet. I can't believe she is already 4 months old!

Mamma Cakes said...

Campbell is so precious and so blessed to have you as her mommy!

Mommy Pose said...

Ah! I love it! You know what is funny...I went to change my template and chose the one you changed yours to. Great minds. Anyhow, I found a different one. :)

rbaddley said...

OK, NANA has a patch on her eye and totally put two t(s) in totally! I am sorry, sweet girl.

drbaucom said...

What a sweet picture!! This post made me a bit misty-eyed.