9 months old

 Baby.
 I just can’t help but want you to stay this age forever.  You are such a cuddle monster.  You love to be held and talked to.  Well you are now trying to crawl. You’ll get on all fours and just bounce your little tush in the air.  Most of the time the only way that you go is backwards. 
You still only have your two bottom teeth.  But i don’t think the others are that far behind.  Just this week you started doing something new.  You stick your tounge out and make fart sounds (such a boy!) And you are much more vocal than you were even last week.  I LOVE hearing you make your little babble sounds.  Sometimes you just stare at me and your daddy and go on and on about who knows what.  
We are only a few months from your first birthday.  It makes me a little sad seeing you grow so fast.  I try to savor every moment.  I melt at the sight of you sleeping, especially when you are asleep on my chest.  I remember when you were in the hospital and I did kangaroo care- where the nurses put you inside of my shirt and just let you sleep.  I could  have stayed that way for days.  Judah I love you more than any words that I could ever express.  
love,
mommy

Friday

So get ready people Judah is ready to talk… why is my baby growing so fast??  This morning Judah woke up this morning for his feeding at 6 am.  I guess those hunger pangs were really getting to him.  Well anyway, after I fed him this morning I laid him back down and went back to bed for a few more moments of sleep.

I laid back down and through the baby monitor I here.  DA-DA….DA-DA.  I don’t know if it was by accident or intentional but it woke up daddy.  He rolled over half asleep and asked..”did i just hear him say da-da?”  Okay daddy you can have that, he said da-da before ma-ma.  🙂

8 months old

Dear Judah.
I can’t belive that you are 8 months old already.  I was cleaning out your closet the other day and I ran across some of your preemie clothes.  Its crazy to see just how much you have grown in the few months that you have been home.  I want you to know that I love you more than words can describe.  You have changed my life.  
There is nothing like walking into your room and seeing you sleep so peacefully.  This morning at 6:30  you woke up crying.  I fed and burped you and tried to lay you back down but you were not having that.  So I sat in the chair in your room with you and hummed twinkle twinkle little star into your ear and you just layed there in my arms with your little hand on my cheek until you fell back to sleep.
I thank God everyday for letting me be your mommy.  I love you to the moon and back.  
Love,
                                                                               Mommy