Dear Eloise // week 13

Dear Eloise,

3 months my sweet girl. We are definitely not in the newborn phase anymore, but purely in the baby stage. You are awake a lot more during the days which I LOVE. You look at me with those sweet eyes everywhere I go and I swear you can spot me from a mile away in a crowded room. You almost always give your dad and I the biggest smiles when you see us which makes my heart melt every.single.time. You are a happy baby and so content with just watching what is going on around you.

I think you are starting to look more and more like your mama each day- but you are holding steady with having your dads ears. This week marks a lot of change for us. A new job for me. Daycare for you. I’ve cried at least once a day these past 4 weeks and I cried a million tears this weekend just thinking about leaving you. I wish I could spend every minute of every day with you. We will have a hard week, but together, with your dad we will get through it and hopefully it will get easier (or I will win the lottery and never have to leave you!).

You still will not take the bottle, which makes the whole daycare thing even more stressful, but you will get there, you just love to nurse with your mama and I can’t complain because I love it too. Christmas is fast approaching, your dad and I already ordered your first present and I can’t wait to give it to you. I know you won’t know what is going on but the season already feels more magical just having you with us. I even caved and let you face the TV a few times to watch Elf, but we are still very much anti technology, however, you love it and when we turned you away you protested. Those bright lights get you hooked!

You are holding your head up with no support unless you get tired. We have been doing tummy time for longer spurts but you still don’t love it. You have been loving the floor though when you are on your back, you kick around while I read you book after book and you smile and watch as I turn the pages. You are also a chatter box- the cutest little coo’s I’ve ever heard. One of my favorite things is when you get sleepy you wrap your arms around my neck and snuggle your head up really close to the side of my face. I also love that when we nurse you hold onto my shirt or find a way to sneak that hand up into my shirt. I will miss nursing you all day but look forward to begin home earlier and getting to spend the afternoons/evenings with you, and you can bet I will be soaking up cuddles with you on the weekend.

I love you sweet girl, more than you will ever know.

Love always,
your mama

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