. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Dear Addilyn

August 19, 2013

Dear Addilyn

Dear Addilyn Jane, 

I can't even tell you how excited I was to meet you.  I had pictured that moment so many times.  And while it didn't go just as I planned and I didn't get to hold you right when you came out, the moment I met you was far more amazing then I could have imagined.  I still have a hard time believing that you are my daughter.  I worried at the beginning that we wouldn't get to bond like we should because I didn't get to hold you right away and you spend the first few days under the lights, but thankfully we quickly made up for lost time! 
Your first month has been quite a blur.  We've spent most of our time at home, and you spend most of your time being held.  I love staring at your little face and think you are the most beautiful baby I've ever seen. You have the biggest yawns and the sweetest faces.  You also get the hiccups quite a bit and sneeze a lot too! 
It took us awhile to figure out how to get you to sleep on your own at night.  We tried a bouncy seat, swing, pack and play and finally a co-sleeper that goes next to our bed.  I think that it didn't matter what we put you in, you would just rather be held!  And I didn't mind it either.  We spent many nights at the beginning sitting on the recliner all night so you could eat and sleep whenever you wanted.  While I was so tired those nights, I'm already a little sad that you're not that little baby and are already growing so much.  
You love being sprawled out.  When you sleep on me you put your arms around me like you're giving me a hug and like to spread your legs out too, almost like a little frog.  Sometimes when you're fussy you just want to be put down and not held.  I think you are taking after me with wanting some personal space sometimes!  When you were about four weeks you smiled at me for the first time and I cried.  It made me feel so happy that you know my face and my voice and that I can make you smile.  Now you smile at daddy, and your grandma and grandpa too.  You definitely make everyone's heart happy! 
From the very beginning we knew you were a strong, little fighter.  You fought to stay in my belly when you were only 5 weeks and continued to grow and grow, even though there were things making it difficult.  I shouldn't have been surprised when you came out as a strong little lady on day one.  Fighting when you didn't breathe right away and then fighting off your jaundice, growing and gaining weight the whole time.  I bet you are going to get my stubbornness, which may cause us some issues when you get older! 
I can't count how many times your daddy and I look at you and then at each other and say how beautiful you are and how lucky we are that you are ours.  While I'm sad that you are already getting bigger, I can't even wait for you to go through more milestones and for us to get to know each other more and more.  You are the biggest blessing we've ever been given and we thank God for you every single night.  I love you so much and think you are just the best thing in the world. 

Love, 

your mom


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39 comments:

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

She is seriously so so cute! Love the yawning pictures!!!

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Awww, so freaking cute. I love all the pictures.

Kerrie Williams said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

so sweet. She is one blessed little girl to have a mom and dad who love and wanted her so much

Ginny MyNewFavoriteOutfit said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Yay, I love this! Those yawn are adorable.
Ginny

Simply LKJ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a sweet post. She is so precious!

Dawn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

She is gorgeous! 120% for height? How long is this girl?! So happy things are getting easier for you.

preethi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Totally loved this. What a sweetheart!! Kina didn't like sleeping in her own at first, either; turns out time was the best cure. :)

Cathy said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The letter/photo diary/journal for her is such a beautiful idea! :)

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Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

It's so fun when they start to smile and coo! She is so adorable and good her being off the charts for weight and height!!

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Rachel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

beautiful x

Carly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Those facial expressions? ADORABLE!!!
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JJ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

She is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing her with us through pictures and words!

Rachel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Awww! She's growing so much! If she keeps up at this rate, she'll be a tall little girl!

maria said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So sweet! She is such a cute little lady!

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

It doesn't get much better than those baby yawns right there! So happy for you & your family!
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Sky-Ann @ The Little Button said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love this post...how sweet is Addilyn..she is so precious and God is so good.

Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Awww I love this little letter to Addilyn...and how CUTE is she?! Great photos Katie!

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Erin Rethemeyer said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love this! She is amazingly beautiful! The yawning pics are the best. Soo sweet.

Always Maylee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Has it been a month already!? She is absolutely adorable and precious. I LOVE the one of her in the pink polka dot onesie sleeping on your chest. So cute!

xo, Yi-chia
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Kimberly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aw, this post is the sweetest~ your daughter is absolutely beautiful~ =D What a pretty name!

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TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

She is just adorable! What a sweet post :)

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Sarah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Those yawning pictures, love it! Cute baby smiles, you have captured it perfectly!

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a heart melting and wonderful post! So precious! x

A Possible Fantasy said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

oh addiliyn, you are super cute!

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Brianne Bracco said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

1 month already?! Sweet baby girl...love watching her personality show already :)

Helene said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i can't believe shes so tall! she is going to be just as beautiful as her sweet mother!

Tallia said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

oh my goodness that baby is so adorable!

Autumn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aww, I love love love this! What sweet pictures!!

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is precious! So happy for you :) She's the cutest!

Stesha said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Happy one month to your little princess! wow, it feels like last week you just had her. Time is a flyin!

xxS

Amy Disbrow said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a pretty girl! This is so sweet! :) You are such a great mom!

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is the cutest, most adorable post! Aww!

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Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So sweet! I was just thinking I need to write out Bryce's one month note too:) I love her little yawns.

Elegance and Mommyhood said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This post is Beautiful. I love her first post. She looks beautiful, healthy & happy. =) Writing my monthly posts about Vivian's updates is one of my favorite posts on the blog. Though I am behind and still have to post on 6 & 7 months but stay tuned for this Saturday's Post.

Have you checked out my Posts on Vivian?

Hope all is well with all 3 of you. =)

Elizabeth said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Congratulation to you and your husband! Your daughter is such a cutie!

eliz said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Wow the month went by fast!! Enjoy every minute!

Betty said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a sweet sweet letter to your beautiful daughter! I can't believe it's already been a month!