Pregnancy

Dear Charlie

Charlotte
Charlotte

I cannot believe it’s been two weeks already! Some days it feels like it’s been a year and other days it feels like minutes. I now understand why everyone says to cherish all the good and bad times, as they will go by quickly.

I thought it would be fun to write a letter to Charlie on this post telling her about all the things she has taught us about being parents (thus far). So here we go.

Dear Charlie,

These past two weeks have been wonderful. We love watching you make all sorts of facial expressions and we can tell you’re growing each day by those chubby cheeks and thighs. We didn’t realize how quickly you would grow. We also enjoyed giving you your first bath in both the bathroom and kitchen sinks. Why both? I guess you couldn’t hold in your excitement and you decided sh*&tting in the first one was the best way to express yourself. That’s okay, though. We got quite the laugh out of that.

Talking about S*&%. We have now learned to wait to change you when you’ve gone #2. You’ve definitely thrown us off your non-scented bowel movements by going #2, having us change you, and then immediately going again. So we’ve had a few double features. We’re learning though and now give you a good 10 minutes to finish your business. Hopefully you appreciate that and we like saving the diapers.

We’re also really happy you have a big appetite, but it would be much appreciated if we could keep the cluster feeding to a minimum (if possible) and keep it to the daylight hours. We love seeing your big blue eyes, but not at 1 a.m., 2 a.m., 3 a.m., etc. when all we want to do is get an hour of sleep. At least you’ve been doing well at giving us the signs that you are hungry before we get into complete panic mode and cry at the top of our lungs sounding like a little baby goat. Yes, you sometimes sound like a baby goat when you cry, which also makes us laugh a little, when we’re not exhausted.

Our arms and backs have definitely gotten a workout from toting you around (which we love to do), but we’re glad you also like your bouncer. We’re still working on the swing, but we’re sure that (and possibly a pacifier) will come in time. But we love that you still prefer us and we get to spend quality time cuddling.

Again, these past two weeks have been exciting, tiring, wonderful and more and we look forward to all the weeks and months and years ahead watching you become your own little person.

Love,

Mom & Dad

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3 thoughts on “Dear Charlie

  1. Awww, this is so sweet, Katie! Sounds like being a mom is going well for you. I hope you are loving it (minus the 1 am, 2 am and 3 am bits). This post made me feel REALLY excited and anxious that I will eventually be there too! Charlie is so cute, by the way!

  2. She is so precious! Love those big lips! Plus, you will love looking back on this little letter and she will appreciate it when she is having a baby of her own. How are you feeling mama? I know tired, but do you feel recovered? SO much love to you and your little family!

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