Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Henry 4 month letter
My darling Henry, or as we sometimes call you, Little Hank,
It's hard to believe you are already 4 months old! Although it seems you've been a part of our family forever. What tremendous joy you bring us. You are such an "easy baby". Almost always happy and content wherever you are. You entertain yourself well and smile contantly-usually with your tongue out. You have been able to soothe yourself for weeks now. I can lay you down swaddled up when you are tired and you will simply go to sleep. You are doing this earlier than your older siblings ever did. That might be simply that I have learned from experience, but whatever it is, it is nice. You are pretty consistent in your sleep patterns and usually wake up twice during the night. I love nursing you and you seem to love it just as much. There is nothing better than seeing you look up with a big smile and a milky chin. You look so much like your older brother, but you're unique as well. Your brother and sister simply adore you and love to touch you and make you smile and laugh. Oh that laugh, it is music to my ears. You are very ticklish and you laugh at all the silly faces we throw at you. How fun it is to see you recognize me from across a room now. You're eyes follow me everywhere. You have the strongest grip and grab at anything in your reach: hair, earrings, fingers, and toys. You pull everything to your mouth now and suck on your finger often. You are entering the drooly stage and your chest is usually wet. You are very strong and test your stomach muscles by pulling your body up to a sitting position while you are strapped into your car seat. Yesterday it seemed as if you didn't want to let your four month birthday go by uneventfully and you rolled from your back to your stomach and back again several times, as if you had known how for ages.
Henry we are so blessed to have your sweet spirit in our home. What greatness I sense in you! I am so grateful for the opportunity to watch you grow. I love you more than you'll probably ever know and I pray I can always show you that love through my actions. Thank you so much for coming to live with us, you enrich our lives so much.
All my love,