April 21, 2014

Letter to My 6 Months Old Sweet Eliana

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Maybe I'll still be blogging years from now when you're old enough to read this or maybe not. Either way I know you'll be reading this one day.

Sweet Eliana. You truly are the sweetest baby and I am so blessed and happy to be your mom. In this short but very fast 6+ months you 've been in our lives, you have transformed it in all areas.
From the moment you arrived till a few weeks after, I just couldn't get over the thought that you were mine. Mine to keep, to raise, to nurture, to love, to teach.
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I remember your early months when you'll give blank stares and only smile in your sleep. Now you can't stop laughing. You're just a happy baby and I can't hear that enough from your teachers and people you spend enough time with to loosen up. Everyday, your teachers commend on how happy you are, even when you're not feeling well. For that, I think you're one of their favorite babies. You sure are my favorite! They've nicknamed you giggles. You sit and play by yourself and burst into laughter so often, it makes me and the people around you burst out into laughter as well.
I also love the way you burst into laughter when myself or you dad stares at you with a big smile and the way you burst into pure excitement and get all jumpy when you see us approaching you In your bouncer or playpen, only to realize we're just passing by not coming to carry you :)
I know you are and are going to be a strong girl. Nothing phases you as I've seen the way you are when you sick and out of energy. You remain cheerful and playful with a smile on your face.
Physically, you are strong. Our battles between keeping you seated while getting dressed and you wanting to stand or laying you down when you want to sit is another story. But, it's all fun and games.
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One thing I can sort of say you definitely got from me, well the old before you arrived me, is sleep. You sure can sleep. You take three naps at least an hour each at daycare and even more naps when we get home and down for the night by 8 or 9pm. Except when your daddy keeps you awake with some intense play time.

You are becoming a big girl, doing big girls things. You started eating stage one food. Which I'm enjoying and love making for you. Glad you took to my home made puree. You seem to love everything you've eaten so far: apples, carrots, green beans, sweet potatoes and bananas. We'll be trying avocado next, so we'll see how that goes. Overall, you don't seem to be a picky eater. I think I need to mention how I can't feed you fast enough. It's like you think the spoon works like a bottle that you put in your mouth and you just keep sucking and it keeps flowing. You're slowly getting the idea that the spoon doesn't function like that. It has to be taken out of your mouth to be refilled.
You also moved into your own room. Away from mommy and daddy's bedroom, which I don't think you mind at all since you sleep so well. But we need to work on you falling back asleep by yourself without your pacifier when you do wake up in the middle of the night. That's the only reason we visit your room in the middle of the night now.
My favorite time with you is getting you showered and dressed. We have our little routine that you seem to enjoy. I love feeding times with you too. I already miss you BF directly. You've preferred the bottle from day one and you don't seem to care for BF at all anymore. You'll rather go hungry than BF now. That's another story, it's not entirely your fault.
You're growing up so fast, full of life, energy, emotions and personality. There isn't a dull moment with you.
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You have made motherhood so enjoyable and rewarding for me. You're just pure joy!

Even though I'm not a morning person, well since you got here, I am now. But seeing you bright and early puts a smile on my face. How can I not smile and be filled with Joy when I look at you. You are my precious little girl.
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You have been a blessing to our family and we love you and can't wait to watch you grow.

Xx
Christiana

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Just beautiful!. Eliana is so blessed you have you as a mom.

    I enjoyed this post....hope we'll get to hear more about Eliana and the joys of motherhood in future posts :-)

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    1. Thank you dear. I feel blessed to have her as my daughter :)

      Glad you enjoyed...I'm sure I'll be sharing some post on motherhood and my experience in the future

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  2. This is beautiful...Happy 6months to her and many blessings :)

    xoxo
    Stella

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  3. happy 6months to her. love your blog.

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  4. 6 months already! Time flies. Enjoy every second of it mama; these babies grow up too fast!

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    1. I know right...time flies. They sure do grow up fast

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  5. Happy mother's day! (A regular reader though not a regular "commentor". But I had to, today! :-)).

    "Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised." - Proverbs 31:28-30.

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    1. Thanks dear!

      Thanks for reading along and for the verses. I absolutely love Proverbs 31!

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I enjoy reading all your comments and I highly appreciate you taking the time to leave one. So, go ahead, speak you mind!

Xx
Christiana

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