A Letter To My Second Little Love

Rowen Faye,

I can't believe you're already two months old. Time is fleeting, and you are growing so quickly. You are the happiest little babe, and there's not really anything that makes you upset [yet]. We are blessed with a good sleeper, good eater, and all around happy little girl. Your smile stretches from ear to ear, and it can turn any gloomy day around.

You are holding your head up and getting so strong! I love to see you grow, but it's bittersweet knowing it's time to pack away your newborn clothes. When I'm folding laundry and I come across something that's too small for you, I can't bring myself to put it in the newborn bin, I just shove it in the back of your dresser with hopes that maybe I can squeeze you in it one last time. 

Your eyes are so big and beautiful, they shine so bright. You follow me across the room and recognize the sounds of our voices. You still love looking out the window or being outside. You're starting to coo and it's pretty sweet. Hadley says, "hers trying to talk to me! Hers getting bigger!" You sleep anywhere from 6-8 hours at night which is a total blessing. I know I should start to transition you to your crib, but you still look too tiny whenever I've tried putting you in there. Right now you're napping on me, and I could lean down a thousand times and kiss this little peach fuzz head of yours. I never want to forget what this feels like, to have my little babe sleeping on my chest. God only knows if you'll have another sibling one day, so incase you don't, I'm soaking up each and every snuggle. It makes my heart so full. It's like your pouring love straight into my heart while just sleeping there.

Your big sister adores you. Every day when she sees you it's like she's seeing you for the first time ever. She's pretty smitten by you, and often says, "aw hers so tiny and cute. I love hers." She talks about all of the things she's going to teach you. I can't wait to see your relationship with her grow, I know it will be so special. You two will be best friends.

I try to hold you often and just enjoy the quiet moments I have with you. I know I held your sister way more, but that's because I didn't have a toddler take care of and chase. I'm trying to find the balance, playing with her and snuggling you, but it's not always easy. It seems like both of you end up needing me at the same time, but it's good to be needed. I need both of you too.

I pray you always know your worth in Christ and depth of my love for you. You are so special to our family, and we are so lucky to call you ours.

All my love,

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