My dearest Gloria:
Yes this letter is 12 days late ... PLEASE forgive me! I truly don't have any excuses! We just took forever to take your 3 month pictures and should never have let it drag on that much.
This month you spent time becoming even MORE wonderful: you laugh now, mainly with your Daddy when he tickles you, and you smile ... ALL THE TIME. It doesn't take anything to make you smile. If we just say "HI!" you smile. It's so contagious and I love it.
Your hair didn't fall out quite like your sisters did at this stage in her life. It's not particularly long either, but we're hoping that this will help the hair situation ... only time will tell. You grab on to your toys SO well now! You like grabbing on to blankets, hold your pacifier in your mouth, and hold your head up oh so well. You're not routinely rolling over yet, but I know that will happen in this next month. Part of the problem we have is that you LOVE tummy time. As in, it soothes you to sleep ... your sister used to roll over because she was so annoyed with being on her belly that she wanted ANYTHING but. You? You just turn your head from side to side and eventually those eyes close in to a sweet sleep.
Speaking about sleep ... DEAR LORD child, you're amazing. You always do 11 hours a night (about 8:30 - 7:30) and have done 12 hours before a few times. It is SO glorious that we actually get to sleep as parents. That is one area that, as parents, we are so blessed.
Now size wise: I'm not too sure how much you weigh and to be honest, it's because I haven't weighed you. You aren't quite as big as your sister was I don't think, but you're longer. You have been in 3 month clothing for nearly a month. Now you're wearing them really perfectly and we have all our 3-6 month clothing in the drawers too. You LOVE the water and find so much peace when getting a bath.
If I had to use one word to describe you, it would be EASY GOING. You just go with the flow to anything we're doing. It's crazy how well you fit in to our lives. I really thought that having a second baby was going to rock our world, and truth be told, it hasn't! It's just worked brilliantly! Maybe it's because we were more prepared for the work that kiddos are, but the truth of the matter is that we are SO blessed and happy you're here!!
Your sister continues to be obsessed with you and asks for you first thing every single morning. She has never had a bit of jealousy (surprising really) and is actually quite helpful ... she puts the paci in your mouth when you're getting hungry and want your bottle, she puts away your dirty clothes, she brings me burp clothes, etc. She's a handy girl to have around and I can't wait to see you guys become the best of friends.
We love you baby Gloria! MWAH!
16 hours ago