Sunday, April 14, 2013

at twenty two weeks...

at twenty two weeks you look so big to me.  i love your chunky little thighs, your new fuzz which looks blondish brown, and your little tongue which is moving all day long.  this week you've been blowing bubbles and raspberries, playing lots of peek-a-boo, and have been moving your legs all over the place.

at twenty two weeks we had some sad nights where you were just crying and crying...you wanted to be held and rocked and sung to...all at the same time, without any breaks.  we weren't sure if you had a belly ache or if you were teething...but it was hard to see you so uncomfortable.  you and i slept in the guest bed together those nights once you fell asleep.  you are a sweet little sleep companion.

at twenty two weeks there was a lot of playtime.  it's amazing to watch you learn how to hold things, reach for things, and pull on things in new ways.  we are wondering when you are going to flip yourself over...
here you are loving on your lady bug from lauren, which you just discovered this week...
so many patterns, so many colors...
 and so many bubbles...
you helped me with chores this weekend.  i set you in the basket while i did laundry...you just peered over with the sweetest expression...
at twenty two weeks you spent just two days with august, oh but you two had fun.  i sent you with this toy and i got this photo a few hours later entitled "hey that's mine"...
with the follow up "oh well"...
at twenty two weeks it was the week of the pink patagonia snowsuit.  here we are walking at little john...
on your first ride in your jogging stroller (which you loved...there was so much to look at)...
enjoying nature with dad...
hanging out on the couch after a walk...
and getting ready for a stroll with august...
while we were out in the yard this week kicking a ball around for hobbes, he was bouncing around and you looked at him and giggled.  i'm glad you already know and love crazy mr. hobbesiepants.

this week i had to take monday off because your caregiver and her family weren't feeling well.  we had a wonderful day.  while i was sad your buddies weren't feeling well, it was such a treat to have the day with you.  we slept in, we enjoyed the sixty degree day by taking hobbes on two walks, and i gave you some naked time.  i had to take pictures of your little arms and your little rolls...
at twenty two weeks i went to visit our friends and their new baby at the hospital.  when i saw their 9+ pound baby (and hopefully your future best friend) she looked so small...and it was amazing to know you were about 3 pounds smaller at birth and somehow never seemed that little.  you and i brainstormed some special ways to make sure our friends know just how much we love them.  we are lucky to have them in our lives, i hope you know this always!

at twenty two weeks we were so grateful to have both nana and grandma come down to spend a day with you.  you bring such joy to us and to your grandparents, uncles, aunts, and our neighbors and friends.  everybody loves miss maeve!

during this past week i must have said the phrase "this is a privilege" in my head about 500 times.  for this is the ultimate privilege...being your mother, getting to spend time with you, helping you grow and develop, reading to you, hearing your giggles, watching you smile and laugh, and being your place of comfort.

2 comments:

  1. Jill, you're going to make me cry!! This is so beautiful.

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  2. Too cute! My little sister is almost 11 months old and is just starting to walk. During these next few months, you won't want to miss anything! They just grow too fast!

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