Arlo,

 Our little baby bird. How can it be that I've only known you for four short weeks, yet it seems like you've always been there? You have completely changed our world and I know that I will never love anything as much as I love you. But let's be honest, little girl. I am completely overwhelmed. I am a little bit ashamed to tell you that I've spent this past month so consumed with sleep deprivation, frustration and tears, that I've forgotten to enjoy every little second with you. I am so sorry for that. I'm hoping these letters to you will help me remember all of the tiny pieces and moments with you that I otherwise, would let pass by.

Your little hands, your long finger-toes. In a deep sleep, you often let out little 'coos' that melt my heart. When you came into this world, the nurse put you on my chest, and I was in complete shock. Daddy and Grandma had tears running down their faces and all I could think was, "you can't be real". I still can't believe you're mine. Each day with you seems to bring a new challenge, and a new joy. We've probably both cried the same amount in the last month, but I still look forward to every new day with you and can't wait to watch you learn and grow.

I love you, sweet girl. Momma

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