Tuesday, July 24, 2012

10 Weeks

Dear Abby,

Today you are 10 weeks old. 10 of the best weeks of our lives.

I think I can successfully say that you and I are starting to know each other. I'll admit, there was quite the transition stage, but we are understanding one another. You've started to take regular naps, and truth be told, I usually take one with you. It's usually what we both need.

You smile more often now. And you seem on the verge of giggling a lot. It warms my heart through and through. You even stop eating now and again to look up at me and give me a special grin.

A couple of weeks ago I took you to you doctor appointment to get your two month shots. You screamed. And I don't think it would have been so bad had you not looked at me with the saddest eyes right before the scream came. It. Broke. My. Heart.

You are finally starting to get some rolls on your legs, and developing quite the cute pot belly. I basically kiss you cheeks all day long. I can't get enough.

Dad and I still freak out over every thing you do. We call one another over to look at you with every new look or movement you do.

I can't believe how much you're changing! I don't know why nobody told me not to blink.

I love you, baby girl.

Your Mommy

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Blessing Day

My Sweet Abby,

Sunday was your blessing day. I wanted to share a few of my thoughts with you, while they were still fresh in my mind.
That day will always be so special to me. I'll never forget the special spirit of the day, even as it started out. We spent the night at Grandma Smith's house, since the blessing was in Grace (it was the same day as Uncle Chase's farewell). While mom and dad were preparing some last minute preparations, you snuggled with Grandma and she rocked you to sleep.

As we dressed you, I almost got a little teary. You wore my blessing dress. You were so perfect all dressed in white. You snuggled up to me immediately - tired after a long morning. You slept through the meeting, while dad and I admired you. Aunt Traci even brought Makenna's old blessing shoes (since Mom didn't have time to find anyway from our insanely busy week).

I couldn't believe I was carrying my baby girl to receive her name and a special blessing. I reminded again of how you have enriched our lives, made us complete, you have made us a family.

As soon as the member of the bishopric announced your blessing, I got teary. Dad took you from my arms, and I lost it. The situation wasn't helped as I watched worthy men, who mean the world to our family, gather in a circle and support you up.

Dad gave you the most beautiful blessing. You are so lucky to have a dad worthy to hold the priesthood (which I know is God's power here on Earth) and be able to give you blessings like this. He made you promises of the future, of good health, and blessed you to find a worthy companion to make covenants with in the temple for eternity. He reassured you that you have been born to a family that loves you.

This blessing came straight from your Heavenly Father, Abby. He loves you. We love you. We are so lucky to have you in our lives.

I feel so inadequate to mother such a special girl. You have such a strong spirit. You are sweet. You are so loving. Your Heavenly Father has big plans for such an amazing spirit. I pray for His guidance to be able to be your mom.

I hope you know you are loved.I wish I could tell you just how much.

We love you, our precious girl.


Thursday, June 28, 2012

First Trip

Dear Abby,

Six weeks, baby! I can hardly believe it! Your legs are even starting to get some rolls! It's adorable. You've started to follow us with your eyes everywhere we go in the room (especially if you're hungry). Today you wore under armour that Daddy bought you before you were born. It may have been a little big, but it sure was cute! Everything is cute on you though.

Tomorrow we take our first big family trip. We are going to southern Utah for both the Ackerman family reunion as well as the Harrison family reunion (over the 4th in Richfield, of course). We'll be gone for an entire week and mom is going to have a heart attack, I think. If I didn't care so much if you had relationships with these people, I think we would have bailed. Hopefully it all goes smooth. Then, when we get back, we'll be here for only one day before turning around and going back to Utah for Aunt Sam and Uncle Mike's sealing (Lexi and Javid too). We're super excited, but it's just a lot to do! Then your blessing's the next day.

Daddy is working so hard to find a job and get all of his projects and school work done so he can graduate on the 20th. It's going to be so crazy, good thing we have you to put it all in perspective!

Oh, and Dad claims you smiled at him the other day. I must admit, I'm pretty jealous.

You're snoozing away right now, I'm hoping this doesn't mean you are going to be up all night!

I love you, my sweet baby girl.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Dear Abby,

You're growing and changing so much, so often. Dad and I comment on it at least ten times every day. You turn your head toward our voices when we talk. If your binky falls out of your mouth and you can feel it touching your face you open your mouth in attempt to get it back in.

You adore riding in the car or stroller; but you are consistently the most content baby. You spoil us constantly. The time we spend together as a family is so much more fun and fulfilling with you in our lives. I think you're going to start smiling soon (besides the typical newborn smiles). You are getting more and more expressive everyday.

Did I mention you calm down (the few times you are fussy) when I hold you? It warms me through and through.

I adore being your mom.



Monday, June 18, 2012

A Father's Love

Dear Abby, 

Yesterday was Father's Day. I wish I could tell you how much your daddy loves you. But it is beyond words. Pictures speak a thousand times better than words. 

Abby, he loves you. did you know he is usually the one who bathes you? He changes your diaper the majority of the time when he is home. He gets up with you in the night. He asks to hold you. He cuddles you. He runs right to you when he gets home. 

He stares at you for hours, just taking you in.

All day long I hear how much he loves you. Because he tells me. 
And you. 

Don't ever forget it. And try not to take it for granted. 

You deserve the best daddy. And you got him. 

We both love you, 
your lucky mommy 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Month In Review

Dear Abby, 

These are some pictures we have captured of our lives with you over the last month. 
I figure you're the only one (besides Dad and I) that will truly appreciate the picture overload. 

The pictures speak for themselves. I hear they're worth a thousand words. 
You're beautiful. 
And you've made our lives beautiful, baby girl. 

Loving every minute, 


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Almost One Month

Dear Precious Abby,

In three hours you are one month old. And I want you to know it's been the best month of my life.  Your dad's life too. Here's to countless more months.

We love you.

Mom and Dad