It’s wild, but it’s already been 3 months with our little princess! We are hopelessly in love, and think everything she does is amazing-well almost everything!
In the last month she has started smiling and cooing a lot more, and she’s getting close to being able roll over. She’s had a few tummy issues adjusting to formula, but she’s doing better with that now. We still have a really well behaved baby. She doesn’t fuss much unless she’s hungry or has an upset tummy, and she sleeps through the night most of the time. She still seems to like daycare, and they love her which I’m so grateful for! We went to Meme’s last weekend for the day, and Kate did pretty well in the car. We’re going to my dad’s family reunion this weekend which is about 4 hours away, so I’m praying she’s a good road tripper!
I’ve thought a lot recently about all the people that Kate is so blessed to have in her life. It’s no secret that my relationships with family and friends have shaped and molded my life, and made it so much more full. The more people I meet, the more I realize that not everyone has such a great village of people around them. Of course I have happy childhood memories of my immediate family of 4, but so many of my best times include grandparents, great grandparents, cousins that are more like siblings and aunts and uncles that are more like parents. As an adult, I have the best friends in the whole world. I’m so grateful to have a group of Godly women who love on and encourage me and my family. It’s a bonus blessing that we all happen to have littles around the same time so we’re all muddling through becoming parents together.
I’m praying now that Kate gets to have a group like this. KJ and I will do everything we can possibly do and then some to make sure our little girl grows up into the woman God created her to be, but we won’t do it by ourselves. We will succeed only by the grace of God and with a whole team of people around us. I pray that she has the closeness with extended family that I have had since birth. Sometimes we were close in geography, but we have always been close in heart. I also pray my heart out that she will have and be a good friend. I want her to have girls that will love on, encourage, laugh, cry, laugh until they cry and do life with. I want her to be the kind of girl who can always be counted on, and who is strong and soft too. She’s growing up in a crazy mixed up world, and she’s going to need a wonderful support system to get through it.
I don’t know if she’ll like ballet or basketball or maybe both or even neither, but the past three months of getting to know her and be her mommy has forever changed us. We can’t wait to see all the great things she will do, but if time could slow down that would be good for me! We love our Baby Lamb more than we ever knew we were capable of!