Penny, I just want to bottle you up and never let you grow up. Your little toes, gummy laughs, sweet smile, and big bear snuggles. Your squeals of delight when we walk into the room. Your dependency on us. no.LIE. I can’t wait for you to hold my hand and walk down the street with me. I can’t wait to hear you talk back to me and for you to have an opinion on things. I can’t wait for you to stay up past your bedtime with me and share a bowl of popcorn while watching a movie. I can’t wait to see you make friends so that they can see just how loving and wonderful you are. This is the battle in my head that’s constantly playing: part of me wants to stop time while the other part of me wants to speed it up so that I can get a glimpse into the beautiful person you’re developing into. Your love of life is the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen and getting to be a part of it is a dream come true.
I don’t even know where to start. How are you 6 months old?! Every month I say “this is my favorite month!”, it just keeps getting better and better! You are so, so much fun and we love spending any moment we can with you. You have made motherhood an absolute dream come true for me. I can’t even imagine you not in our lives and seeing that bright, toothless smile every day. I hope you never stop looking at me the way you do with those big blue eyes. You just melt me, baby girl. Especially when you reach for our faces and touch all over with the sweetest look of love and admiration. You still have the squishiest cheeks and your soft, fuzzy baby hairs are starting to come in more and more.
Penelope, you’re 5 months! What the what?! Where has the time gone? You are the happiest little babe and, every day, I’m so incredibly grateful that you came into our lives. You light up our lives more than you’ll ever know. It’s so true when people say that you will love your baby more than you ever thought was possible. You are such a joy to be around and you make anyone that you come in contact with feel so comfortable around you. You have incredible patience (which this new mama is eternally grateful for) and you have a shining personality that I admire so much. Don’t ever stop being you.
4 months old and so much has happened in this one short month! Your smiles continue to be constant and infectious. I would do anything for that smile! On top of that, you love to chat. When we talk to you, you are so interested in what we’re saying and talk right back to us. You are soaking everything in like a sponge and it’s so much fun to watch you learn and grow!
3 months! You’re not so little anymore and you love to smile! And ohhh that smile. It’s just the best. You light up the room with that smile and it instantly brightens my day all the time. Daddy and I love going in to your room to get your from your nap because you’re always so happy! As soon as we peer over your crib, you give us constant big smiles that just melt our hearts.