Happy 3 Month Birthday little man, I can’t believe how quickly the past 3 months have gone. A quarter of a year. You are not my tiny newborn anymore, you are fast becoming my gorgeous little chunk. All chubby cheeks, chubby thighs and double chins.
Whilst the past three months has gone so fast I can hardly remember what it was like before you were here. All the longing for you and the hurt has quickly disappeared, those feelings have been replaced by so much love. And you are so much loved, by everyone. They are all smitten with you, and in such a short time you have us all wrapped around your tiny finger.
I was probably stricter with your big brother, he never slept in our bed, a routine was established quite early on. With you I’ve been much happier to go with the flow. Part of that is because we have the benefit of being second time parents and part of it is because I have wanted to keep you as close to me as possible.
And you do love to be close. For the first few weeks of your life you were almost permanently attached to me, thanks goodness for the baby sling. As tiring as that was at times, I loved it. I loved that you got so much comfort from being close to me and I loved hearing your gentle breathing as you lay across my chest.
You are different to O in so many ways. He never really took to breastfeeding, you did from day one. As I was wheeled out of theatre I found you desperately trying to latch onto your daddy, you knew instinctively what to do. Whereas O is such a gentle soul, so laid-back, you’re much more feisty. You soon let us know if you’re not happy with the way you are being held or if you can’t see what you’re trying to look at. I don’t think we’ll be waiting 20 months before you start walking, you’ll be keen to find your own way much sooner that that.
There are a few of ways you are like your brother though. Like him you love your sleep (thank you) and often look as bewildered as we do when O bounces into the bedroom at 6:30am. You love your cuddles just as much as he did and you’re not really a crier unless you’re hungry or tired. You’re quite a happy little chap for the majority of the time and those smiles you give melt my heart.
In just three months you have brought us so much joy. When I think back to a year ago when we were starting to think a second child wasn’t in our future, the thought of not knowing you gives me chills. You’re sleeping now, having your mid-morning nap, your chest slowly rising and falling. You are so beautiful, our little turtle face.
We have so many fabulous times to come, I’m so proud of you and your brother. I’m looking forward to the holidays we will have, the day trips, the ordinary days playing in the garden. I’m excited to see the bond continue to grow between you and O, the mischief you will get up to. Yes, there will be lots of wonderful days ahead but for now lets just enjoy this time we have together. When Mummy isn’t working and we can spend our days cuddling on the couch, getting to know each other more as each day passes.
Happy quarter of a year G, it’s been amazing.
I love you more than words could ever say.