It has been 8 weeks since you came into the world my sweet Eden Elise. Those weeks have flown by and it really does seem like it was just yesterday that they placed you in my arms. I knew I loved JC so very much and I never thought I really could have more love to give, oh was I wrong.
These past weeks have been hard, memorable, loving and I am thankful. I never imagined that I would be a mother of two babies. I questioned if I still could handle an infant after 8 years. People were right, it all came back with ease.
There are nights where I bounce you for hours and other nights you fall quietly asleep in my arms. Nursing you has been one of the greatest joys. The sounds you make, they way you hold your hands, I will treasure it all.
You are a strong baby and I just know that you are going to be one tough little girl. After one week you held your head strong. These past few weeks I can feel your body becoming stronger, making you ready to hit more milestones soon. Not to mention that you are 8 weeks old wearing 3-6 month outfits because you are so long!
When you are sleepy you love classical music. If you are gassy I know that your vibrating chair will ease your pain. For weeks I watched your eyes focus on your surroundings. Watching you discover your hands at 2 weeks old was a sight to see. Now at 8 weeks old you grab for the toys on your bouncy chair. I just knew one day you were going to get that sweet little birdie you have had your eyes on!
I watch your daddy with you and I knew when I was pregnant just how special you were going to be for him. I was right. When your daddy holds you in just the right way, you become so much more comfortable. I think he finds great pleasure in telling me how to hold you in just the right way, his way.
In 8 weeks you have made your brother proud. He loves to hold you, quiet you and talk to you. In fact in the last 2 weeks you have begun to "talk" back and it makes all of our hearts melt. I still think you said I love you... The way your mouth and tongue try to speak and imitate pitches makes my heart swell. Oh I dream of the day you come running to me and say mommy. Until then, I 'll just continue to be thankful for my sweet baby and watch you grow as fast as you already are.
mommy loves her Eden Baby.