So. Apparently your mother and I have been slacking off in writing to you here. In fact, this is the first one since you were born by either of us. Well, you are a pretty big bundle of joy. You were born 9 lbs 15 oz. Basically you were a 10 pound baby and 22 inches long. Today you are about 25 inches long and almost 13 pounds. You like to “talk” to us a lot. You will sometimes get frustrated if we don’t spend enough time just talking with you. Our Pastor at church once asked me what surprised me the most. I didn’t have a very good answer at the time. Now, my answer would be how truly amazing it is to watch your development.
One of the things I do fairly well is anticipation. It comes from what I do for a living I suppose. Constantly solving people’s computer problems, you learn to anticipate them so you can work things so the problems don’t come up or at least lesson the sheer load of them coming at you. I anticipated a lot of things when it comes to you. I knew I would enjoy watching you grow and develop. I had no idea the sheer pleasure it would bring me. The simple act of you smiling at me will lift me up for an entire day. And talking to me, that’s just the coolest thing ever. Other people calling it “cooing”. I think you’re really trying to talk. I swear you are trying to get full sentences out sometimes. It makes sense though. From your point of view your mom and I are making noises and you want to make noises too. The big difference is that sometimes you need to get your whole body revved up to get a word out. I totally love it. I’m still working on getting you to say dada or daddy. I think you’ll say daddy (or close to it) and skip right over dada. Sometimes it sounds like you’re already trying to say it. I just think there’s more going on in that brain of yours then most people would imagine. Sometimes it seems like you want to do something, but your body isn’t developed enough to do it yet and you get frustrated. I wonder if that’s the same for all babies or if I am just a proud dad projecting on his daughter. Whatever it is, it’s fascinating!
One of the new developments is how physical your getting. You’re almost ready to roll over and you keep trying to sit up. It’s like you see your mom and I sit up and you want to sit up too. Pretty soon you’ll be moving all over the place on your own. That’s when I have to take inventory of the house and put a bunch of stuff away so you don’t hurt yourself on anything. That’ll be a fun time. We’ll be chasing you all over the house. It’ll be great!
One of the things people told us before you were born is that this will change your life. I knew it was true then and it’s even more true now. You’ve changed our lives for the better. The more you grow and develop the more cool things we get to witness. You truly are a blessing from God…
But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. (Mark 10:14 ESV)
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. (James 1:17 ESV)