Oh, my baby girl. You have the world at your feet and you’re in charge. People often ask if you and your twin brother are very different. I smile and I chuckle a little as I answer, “Yes, they are very different.” The funny thing is…your personalities are exactly the same today as they were on the day you two came out of me. In the hospital, Bennett was suuuuper chill, and would just sleep in the little bassinet and didn’t have a care in the world. He’s pretty much still like that today, as long as he’s well fed. You, on the other hand, you wanted to be carried constantly in the hospital. And you cried a lot. Before your dad and I could recognize your cries, we’d hear one baby cry and I’d ask him, “Is it Morgan??” and he’d answer, “It’s always Morgan.” And today? Well, you’re pretty much still like that.
Your two favorite words right now: “Mine.” and “No.”
You’ve been getting up REALLY REALLY early for about the past month. I don’t know if it’s the early summer sunrises or what, but the 6:15 wake-up-screaming-standing-in-your-crib-every-morning has your Baba pretty tired. Since he goes to work pretty early, he’s the one who gets up with you. He would really appreciate it if you went back to your 7:30 wake ups like Bennett. Maybe it’s your way of getting in some extra personal cuddle time??
You’ve been really bonded to grandma lately, and I keep jokingly trying to get her to adopt you. You could go live in her apartment right next door to us, and come over and play whenever you want! It would be the best!!! #kiddingnotkidding
But this weekend you and I went on a little hike to the orchard while Avery & Bennett went to the playground. I think you really enjoyed it and ever since that personal time with me, you’ve kind of been stuck to me. I have to admit, your cuddles really get me, and they almost make up for your cray cray temper tantrums. Maybe being 1 of 3 kids makes you feel lost in the crowd sometimes. I will try to make sure we get some more personal time, okay?
You are so affectionate (when you’re in a good mood) and your snuggles really make our day. I love the last photo of you snuggling with Baba, and how you just go up to him and lay your head on him. It’s the sweetest. This series right below is you enjoying the strawberries from our garden. You have a little mischievous grin that I love, and a little Buddha belly! I love you so very much, my sweet, spunky girl!
I’m joined in this Letters to our Children blog circle by some super awesome and super talented photographer mothers. We’ve embarked on this personal project together to capture a bit of our kids here and now. Please follow along to my friend Allie Shellaway’s blog next. Have I mentioned that her photography is to DIE for?!