Wednesday, April 9, 2014

dear caleb // nine months

20 lbs 8oz // 29 inches

Dear Caleb,

Once again it seems like you've changed over night.  This week, while battling an awful cold, we spent countless hours cuddling.  You seemed to cling to me with every part of your being.  Your legs wrapped around my waist now grip and help hold you up.  Your arms reach for and wrap around my neck for the most amazing hug.  And when we rock, your eyes hold on tight.  When it's time to put you down, your big brown eyes swell with giant tears of longing...longing to spend every moment in the safety of mama's (or daddy's) arms.

Most nights we're able to lay you down happy but slightly awake and you put yourself to sleep within minutes.  If you do fuss (which usually happens around 10pm when mama and daddy are climbing into bed), your daddy loves to scoop you up and rock you back to sleep, enjoying one last snuggle before heading to bed himself.  You sleep soundly for nearly 12 hours every night and continue to take two naps throughout the day  Must be all that growing you're doing!  At 9 months old, you're a healthy 20.5 lbs and 29 inches long!

While out and about, you shy away from strangers and cling to mama or daddy.  You recognize us among a crowd and rarely allow others to hold you.  Honestly, we love it!  We love that you're ours, and that you know us, that you feel safe when you're in our arms.  We love that you love us just as much as we love you!

Little one you're so amazing, and each day we are in awe of the little man you are and feel so lucky to be your parents!

love you forever,
mama & daddy

Caleb at one monthtwo monthsthree months, four monthsfive monthssix monthsseven months and eight months.  Read more letters to Caleb here.

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