Aiman will be 4 months old this week. It is hard to believe that so much time has passed. Everyone says this, but I feel like it was just yesterday that he was born, but it is so hard to imagine my life without the little guy in it. There a few other blogs I read that do little letters to their babies every month. Even my cold and jaded self finds them completely sweet, so forgive me for a moment while I take a break from my usual sarcasm.
You are almost four months old now. You just started laughing a few weeks ago and it is the most perfect sound I have ever heard. Every morning before I get up to go to work, I pick you up from your bassinet and bring you into bed. You smile at me and hold my fingers and make the most adorable squawking sound. I look forward to our mornings together every night before I go to bed. You make me so happy. I went back to work last month. Even though it is hard to be away from you all day, I take comfort from the dozen or so pictures I have of you in the office and knowing that when I get home you will be there waiting for me with a big smile on your face. Your dad and grandma take care of you while I am at work and I know that dad is doing a good job because every night when I come home, you look at me and smile, then look at him and smile even bigger. You are a daddy’s boy through and through and nothing makes you happier then sitting with your dad, pulling on his dreadlocks, while the two of you watch rugby.
Every night your dad and I give you a bath, then I sit with you in bed and read a book. Your favorites are The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Mr. Brown Can Moo. Even though you are just a little guy, you like to look at the pictures and play with the pages. I hope you like to read as much as I do.
You are strong and have been able to hold your head up from just a few weeks old. You don’t like to lie down, you prefer to have your dad or I hold you while you stand or sit. Your grandparents have been staying with us and they always marvel at how big, strong and alert you are. When we take you out, you like to sit quietly taking it all in. I can tell that you will be a very curious boy.
I am starting to see hints of the little boy that you are becoming and find myself imagining the man you will be. I can’t wait to watch you grow, but already miss the little baby that I brought home from the hospital. Your dad and I feel so lucky to be your parents and we love you more than we will ever be able to express.
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** The video is about 3.5 minutes long.
*** The song is “Happy Birthday” by Innocence Mission. I have to give credit to www.becoming-mom.net, she used the song in a video she did of her son. I loved the song, and totally stole her idea.