This month has been pretty cool. You have started smiling and your smile melts my heart. Your huge gummy grins bring tears to my eyes and I can’t help but smile, no matter what my mood was before you smiled at me.
Yesterday I was holding you with my hands around your chest and bouncing you. You loved it. Your smiles were huge and I felt the beginnings of a giggle in your chest. I can’t wait till that giggle has a voice.
You love watching your brother. You watch him play and run and your eyes never leave him and you have a huge smile for him too. He likes to hold you and give you kisses. I know this gorgeous sibling love will evolve into rivalry and all sorts of fun and games, but at this moment, it’s cute and I’m making the most of it.
As I write this, your Dad is bouncing you in your bouncer in an attempt to get you to go to sleep. You have been fighting sleep for a few hours now. You are quite happy gurgling and cooing and not sleeping. Last night you slept through until 5am. I like that. A lot. I’m a very lucky mum, and not just because you slept well last night.
Xanthe, you are my light. I can’t wait to see what the next month brings.
I love you,