What a BIG girl you are becoming. You are so sweet and cuddly. I love you so very much. You are sleeping right now in your swing, with your nightgown hiked up around your waist, with your arms up over your head. I have adjusted that nightgown a hundred times this morning and it just ends up around your waist. You are moving around so much, it is difficult to keep socks on and nightgowns where they belong.
Unfortunately, last Friday, we had to take you to get four shots in your little thighs. If I thought I could get away with it, I would have whisked you away to Mexico to avoid your two month shots. It broke my heart. You were lying there on the exam table, smiling, and cooing away at the nurse, right before the first needle went in. You cried and cried. It took me about 10 minutes to get you settled down, before we could leave the doctor’s office. I cried with you, Sweetie. I hated to see my baby in pain. It was a tough weekend. You did not feel good all weekend and really wanted to snuggle with Mommy and Daddy.
When the doctor examined you, you were 22 3/4 inches long, 11 pounds 6 ounces, your head was 14 1/2 inches around. You are getting so big Allison. You have the cutest little double chin now and your little thighs are so chubby. You are so adorable. I love how you are filling out so nice. You change everyday, which is why Mommy is constantly taking your picture!!
Nana came to see you on Monday. Nana hung out with you in the morning before we left and you just smiled and squealed at her. You love to meet people. I am not sure if you recognize Nana just yet, but you gave her the nicest hugs and she really loved it. We went shopping at Ikea and then to the beach. You fussed a lot that day, but did fine if I held you. You were not liking your stroller that day.
Tuesday was Mommy’s first day back to track practice. She is training for a marathon. She was training for a marathon when we found out that Mommy was going to have you. You went to many track practices and many long runs inside Mommy’s belly. I have a hunch that is why you are so strong now. Mommy did not complete that marathon, but we worked the water station at mile 23 and ran the last 3.2 miles, across the finish line with Tracey. I have that medal and it will be yours when you are a little older.
I dropped you off at Aunt Angie’s before Daddy was done with work, so Mommy could run with her friends at the track. Your cousin Kassandra loves you so much. Aunt Angie and cousin Angelica do too, but Kassandra is three and just gets so tickled to see you. When I left, the three of them were hugging, kissing, and singing to you. You were having such a good time. I did not feel so bad leaving you because I knew you were in good hands. Daddy came to pick you up about a half hour later (Daddy is going to train to walk the marathon with you this year) You fussed a bit for Daddy, but you do love your Daddy so much, you two worked it all out. You have been hanging out with Daddy in the evenings while Mommy gets some exercise. When I left last night, the two of you were playing and laughing. It really warmed my heart.
You went into your crib for the first time ever this week, just to hang out during the day. You sleep between Mommy and Daddy each night. It makes it easier for us to be there for you and you sleep so much better when we are near you.
Yesterday, you had a full day. We went to Weight Watchers and then to the high school Mommy used to work at, before she had you. You smiled and cooed at everyone. Everyone says what a pretty little girl you are and I could not agree more.
Tomorrow, Mommy is going to do her first long run with the Track Club. You and Daddy are going to visit Mimi and Papa while Mommy is gone. I think you are going to have a very nice time. You have such a nice family that loves you so much.
This weekend, Aunt Dee and Nana might come down to visit. Next weekend, you get to visit with Uncle Allen, Aunt Julia, Grandma & Grandpa Brito, Cousins Christian and Ashley.
Your eyes are still beautiful blue. In fact, I think they are becoming more blue. They are so beautiful. Nana found a picture of Mommy and you look so much like me in the eyes. You have Daddy’s full, pretty lips and long, luscious, full eye lashes. You look like the prettiest little doll.
You are so soft and I love to give you kisses on the top of your head. You still love your baths and to have your hair brushed. You are sleeping for longer stretches through the night, but we are still up a couple times each night. We are getting there though. Overall, you are an easy baby. We are glad to have these special times with you. This letter to you is the only way I know to put the memories in a bottle to savor for later. I hope you enjoy reading them when you are older as much as I love writing them.