Friday, May 22, 2009

Dear Holden - an update

Dearest Holden,

I can’t believe you’re almost four months old! Today is an historic day for us. It was your first day in your crib.


the cri
b -- no more "crib pads" though...

That’s right, 3 months (13+ weeks on Sunday) and today was your first adventure sleeping in your *nursery (just for nap time… we’ll have to work up to night time escapades).

The thing is, I like you close to me. I would probably have you sleep next to me forever but Daddy worries about co-sleeping ; plus that bassinet portion of your pack-and-play cautions against placing you in it once you’ve passed the 15 lb mark. I don’t know when it happened, but you’re over 16 lbs already and it breaks my heart.

What a special spirit you are…

Your personality is already shining through. I love your smiles in the morning; your squeals when I tickle you and kiss your neck and how you grin with your mouth open when I sing the first seven letters of the Alphabet song.

It’s amazing what a good traveler you are. My ego grows a little every time we fly since you are ALWAYS the best baby on board. (I know, I need to repent for my pride… but I’m just so proud to be your mom.) I can’t take credit for how easy going you are (though I wish I could!)

We’ve had so much fun traveling with you: St. George, Seattle and San Diego. You are fearless (though it’s obvious you like your bed at home best.) In your defense, that pack and play at the Welk Resort in Escondido did smell a little odd… no matter how many peppermint Jo-sha wipes I used on it!

Thank you for being, Holden. I can hardly remember what life was like before you, and I would never want to imagine life without you.

Love,
Mommy

Here some more pictures of the nursery for the kids in the hall... they were taken about a month after you were born, but admittedly not much has changed about the "space."


Changing Table & Armoire (Danny got for us as a surprise)



Cedar Cabinet from "Grandma Great" (Holden's Great Grandma Rosse); the picture frame from guru Jami Star now houses a picture of your feet in my hands...



Re-purposed Rocking Chair that mostly holds stuffed animals these days






*I may have mentioned this before, but for those of you interested... the room that houses Holden's nursery happens to be the former "blessing room" of my Grandpa Lambert who served as a Patriarch in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and gave hundreds of blessings in that room.

7 comments:

Allison said...

"I would probably have you sleep next to me forever but Daddy worries about co-sleeping"----aka daddy wants the possibility of a future sex life. I'm just sayin.

dynamike said...

What a beautiful nursery! And holy cow Holden is SO DIFFERENT and it's only been a few weeks since I saw pictures last!!! He's an amazing little 4-month-old, cuter than ever.

Alicia said...

I love your nursery. It's sooo cute! I can't believe that Holden is over 16 lbs...way to go!

katie said...

Very cute nursery. So fun to see you guys down here! I am still laughing about Tyler and "Garth." Ha!

Cassie Jeter said...

LOVE the Nursery Suite!! It is really "cool" looking (for a lack of better words!!)! Maybe I went to far with my Ladybug theme!! Glancing at your's makes me want yours!! Anyways, Holden is sure getting cute!! I can see his spirit shining through!! Isn't it fun to watch their personalities develop? Were really enjoying watching Sophie lately..

WIKKY said...

I love seeing other nurseries! Yours is a cute one! He is a lucky little dude! He is a very loved and very lucky baby!

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