My Darling Emma Kate,
I’m writing to you, my precious, even though I know you can’t read yet. But you’re so smart, I’m convinced it will probably only take you another couple of months at the rate you’re going! I want to capture your life and all its milestones, stepping stones, and rocky roads you travel until that glorious day when you string sounds together on paper and read words. Then we can write your life together. Won’t that be fun?
You’ve walked this earth for one month today. Technically you haven’t walked this earth. You haven’t crawled, scooted or even rolled this earth. Rather you’ve been lugged and toted, passed from person to loving person who simply adore you and practically come to blows over whose going to hold you next. Truthfully, I’ve actually witnessed 2 grown men holler, “I’ve got her” and race each other to your crib when you made the littlest possible squeak. Teenagers used to do that when the telephone rang, back when I was a girl.
You are simply adored. You have no idea how many people love you, and I do mean love you. Full, unmeasured, unconditional love. I update my Facebook status regularly with posts all about you and show your pictures and can you believe that people who aren’t even your blood kin call you beautiful!! And that’s because you are. Just remember to always act beautifully, okay? What your insides look like is more important in this life than your outsides. Beauty fades, sweet girl. But right now, you own it. You have the sweetest round face, the longest eyelashes, and the best smile of any baby I’ve ever seen. You’ve been smiling since we first saw you. People say it’s gas, but I believe you’re happy to be here. You had to wait a long time, but now you’re here.
Your pudgy belly hangs over your little newborn britches, making you absolutely squeezable. You are weighing in at a hefty 9 lbs .3 ounces and are 20 7/8″ long. The doctor says you look great, you are about in the 50th percentile in height, weight, and head size, which is just a big way of saying you’re absolutely perfect! Your lungs sound good. You are a healthy girl, fearfully and wonderfully made in His image, and oh how I thank Him daily for you.
You are strong and are beginning to hold your head up for longer and longer periods of time. You were alert from day one, and other than beautiful, it’s the second most commented aspect of your personality. Sometimes, it’s as if you are just going to open your mouth and start talking. Your aunt Jolea said it’s as if you have an old soul. My friend, Mrs. Z said you act like a 3 month old in a newborn outfit.
Lots of people say you look like your daddy, a few say me, and a handful say there are parts of your grandpa in you. Even I see that sometimes, especially when you first wake up all groggy acting, and tufts of hair from your balding head are sticking out on the sides.
I already think you’ve grown so much this first month, and I want time to slow down, but at the same time, I can’t wait to see who you’re going to be. Are you going to be outgoing? Daredevilish? Reserved? Quiet? Creative? Outdoorsy? Will you like peas and bananas or will you spit them out? I already know you’re going to love strawberries because I dreamed it. I can’t wait to hear you laugh, and I look forward to our future. We are going to have such fun.
You are the light of my life. My sunshine. You make me happy all the time, when skies are gray or blue.
You will never, never, never know how much I love you, baby girl.
That child is truly absolutely beautiful. But she does has some good genes to work with according to the pics. Keep on having fun!
Thank you so much!! I think so too, but I;m a bit partial. by the way, loved the blog about the dog in the jury box .
omg it has already been a month…yes you will blink and say wow…your 19….my daughter is 19…and i just don’t know what happen…enjoy….love ya and see you soon….
see ya soon!
You make me cry! Love everything about this post. When can I come and hold sweet Emma Kate?
I love your writings. She will be so blessed to have all of these one day.
Sweet Emma, Your Auntie Mia is SO grateful to have been one of the adults who hogged (and hugged) you for an entire visit! Your sweet momma just allowed me to hold you and stare at you and kiss on you and even change your little, tiny diaper! You are a much loved child – and you are a child of the Most High God. Those things are all that life is about! You’ve got it all, Sweet One!
Angel You made me cry sometimes and other times you make me laugh. You are a very special mom. I love you and please don’t give all hugs away. Save some for me LOL
You are so wise to “document” everything you can, ‘cuz time goes by soooo quickly and believe me, you will cherish all these little moments more than you know! More importantly, Emma will love looking at them, much like we now enjoy her Grandpa Bob’s writings. She is absolutely the cutest thing ever!! I am astounded by her beautiful, amazing eyes!!! I am so not a Facebook person, even though my kids “beg” me to join and “like” them! (that just sounds so weird to this ol’ lady) but I could almost talk myself into it just so I could get more updates of little miss Emma Kate! 🙂 From one of the many who “loves” from afar …. Until next time, Donna H.
Yes, Angel, my most precious child…..you have been bitten HARD by the LOVE BUG! You are in love, enamored, dedicated and completely devoted to the greatest GIFT that God, Our Father has ever blessed you with! What fun you will have…..and Oh so much joy and pleasure……constant and abiding that will last you ’til the end of your days! Thank you God, for this perfect and most beautiful gift, our precious and most adorable, sweet, Emma Kate!!!!!!!!!!!