You’ve reached that point where you’ve been out in the world longer than you were in the womb, and I am starting to see bits of your personality unfold.
You are smart. You are already signing “more” and “all done” and I’m pretty sure I’ve actually heard you utter “MO(re)!” a few times out of desperation for me to hand you food in the midst of dinner chaos. Feeding a family of five is no easy feat, and I’m sorry for the times you’ve had to wait in your high chair for far too long.
That leads me to number two.
You are patient. I’ve heard baby number three can go one of two ways. Either they can be the loud, defiant, or energetic child who is completely different than the first two. Or they are the totally chill baby who is along for the ride. Thankfully, you seem to be in the second camp. You endure skipped naps and all-day adventures and a two and four year-old constantly climbing on you and yelling in your face with a great deal of baby composure. I think your calm demeanor will take you far in life.
You are athletic. You learned to crawl just three weeks ago, and you are already pulling up on the bottom step and trying to stand on your own. You downward-dog all day long like our living room is some kind of fancy yoga studio. But your greatest feat is that you are starting to wrestle your sisters. They have spent the last nine months tackling you (with constant reprimands) but now you weigh over 20 pounds and can throw that weight around a little bit. If one of them lies on the ground near you, you’ll get a little infant smirk in your eye and flop yourself down on them while mom and dad watch and laugh. And speaking of laughing…
You are funny. You’ve started a game where you try to grab Talitha’s pacifier out of her mouth and put it in your own. Any time you are able to snatch it, you instantly start giggling. You seem to know when things are comical in your surroundings, because you chuckle at all the right moments. I am excited for all the laughter you will bring to our house in the years to come.
And, of course, you are still as sweet as can be. You continue to smile from morning to night and are at ease with anyone who wants to hold you. You take in the world happily and without fear.
I think I could learn a few things from you…