Thanks Giving

Posted: November 29th, 2009 | Author: Lisa | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Dear Ziggy,

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What am I thankful for this year? It’s pretty obvious.

Around this time last year, I was feeling really down. I was at the point where I never thought we’d have a baby. We were getting ready to do our first frozen single embryo transfer and had no idea how successful it would be. Absolutely no idea. And look at us now!

Not only am I incredibly thankful for you, my cutie baby, I am also thankful for all of the support people gave us back then and continue to give us now. We are so fortunate to have wonderful friends, family, and even strangers who never doubted we would end up where we are today. Whenever I was being negative, someone was always there to encourage me. And if not for that, I can’t imagine where we’d be.

I love you.
Mommy


More Firsts

Posted: November 18th, 2009 | Author: Lisa | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Dear cutie baby (Daniel),

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You got your first round of shots a few weeks back and only cried for less than a minute and then you were just fine. I should’ve known you’d handle it beautifully. Everything about you is easy (so far, knock on wood). Sometimes I brag about how easy and happy and perfect you are.

One of my friends had a difficult baby and told me that he thinks the easy babies look like stage props - like “plastic heads on sticks, or something like that”. Well you’re no stage prop, you’re realer than real and I am enjoying the heck out of this peaceful time with you. I’ve taken to calling you my little angel.

You’ve discovered your hands in the last few weeks and I love watching you begin to explore and learn about the world around you. We bought you a play gym and you would spend hours kicking and batting at the monkey and the parrot it if we let you.

Everyone tells me to hold on to this time and to enjoy every minute of it. I think I am, but at the same time I look forward to every new milestone and wait patiently as you grow and grow.

I hope you are always full of wonder.
Love,
Mommy


Da

Posted: November 10th, 2009 | Author: Lisa | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Dear Ziggy,

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Just look at your wonderful Daddy. You aren’t able to realize it yet, but I bet you will someday: he is the most amazing Dad ever. Do you know how lucky you are to have two parents who love you so completely, and who would do anything for you? One day you might wonder if your Dad ever fed you bottles or changed your diapers or sung you funny songs or gave you kisses. Well, for the first 3 weeks of your life he did everything except breastfeed you. And I am sure if he had the ability to, he would have done that, too.

You have brought so much joy to your Daddy and to me. Even when life has got us down, all we have to do is look over at you and your silly little grin and all the troubles of the world melt away. We cannot imagine our universe without you, and honestly are not sure what it was that we did with our time before you arrived. We might see a lot more of 4 am than we’d ever like to these days, but if the reason for it is you, that’s the best reason there is.

xoxoxo
Mommy


Feed them, Change them, Love them

Posted: November 3rd, 2009 | Author: Lisa | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Dear Ziggy,

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Up until about a week ago we’d been keeping track of every single thing that you did. I was a tad obsessed with logging your every move(ment) and it had gotten to the point where all the joy of taking care of you was being sucked out of each day. So we stopped. And guess what? You’re still alive! It’s not like you don’t tell us when you need something. We don’t need some spreadsheet to help us figure it out! You cry if you are hungry or have gas. You rarely cry for a diaper change. We know how to tell if you’re doing fine, and you’re doing fine. First time parents can get a little nutty sometimes but I think we’ve moved past that frantic stage and are starting to settle down and be comfortable with taking care of you. And more importantly, we are enjoying taking care of you.

We love you so much!
Mommy and Daddy