Thursday, January 1, 2015

Connor Matthew: 3 Months!

(Apologies that I didn't get your second month letter written. Life is busy with three beautiful boys! But I did not forget to take those pictures!) 

Dear Connor,


Today you turned three months old. And even though I say this every single time I write a post like this (for you, or for either of your brothers) I will still say it again: its hard to believe you are already three months old, and yet, it seems that you've always been a part of our little family. You are such a joyful, easy-going addition to our family.

You are just such a little love-bug. You smile constantly and easily. You give the most smiles for Mommy, Daddy, Ryan, and Zachary, but you smile at anyone in our family. I did realize the other day though that when one of NeeNee and PopPop's neighbors came over to say hello that you do not in fact smile for just anyone. In fact this unfamiliar face made you start to cry! You're growing and developing and beginning to discern between the familiar and unfamiliar.

Speaking of smiles, Ryan and Zachary practically compete to see who can get you to smile more. Anytime you smile at Zach (and sometimes even when you don't) he beams with pride, points to himself and says, "Meeee! Meee!" as in "He just smiled at me!" Ryan practically just has to glance in your direction and you will toss a smile his way. Its one of my greatest joys as a mom to watch the way you love your brothers and they love you. You bring out a gentle, paternal, side of Ryan and Zachary that we wouldn't see as much without you here.

You've also begun to giggle. You gave your first giggle and belly laughs to Mommy on December 21st when I was bouncing you up and down while holding you out in front of me as I hummed "Teddy Bear's Picnic." I even caught it on video. It was pretty darn cute if I do say so myself!

 For a week or two, you'd giggle anytime I bounced you like that. But now its effect has worn off and you're more stingy with the giggles. Thus, I'm determined to find the next thing that makes you laugh like that, because truly, there are few sounds more wonderful than that of your own baby giggling.

You are generally a very, very social baby. You coo and "talk" so much. Anytime someone gets close to you and talks you coo right back. You and Daddy especially have some great conversations in the evenings after Ryan and Zachary have gone to bed. Its as if you know that the big brothers are asleep and that this is "your time." You soak up Mommy and Daddy's undivided attention in that hour or so before you go to sleep for the night.

Hanging with Mommy and Daddy watching Love Actually

And sleep at night you do! You typically fall asleep for the night around 9 and then you sleep until 7:30/8:00ish only waking once or twice to nurse. But when you do nurse you go back to sleep immediately. You're a breeze of a baby. I would not change a thing about you!

It was a joy to have you along for the ride on Christmas. You just hung out most of the time and watched the chaos ensue around you. You never lack for entertainment, that is for sure!

Connor, we all love you so very, very, very much. I always thought I wanted three children, and I sure am glad we had three. You complete our family in a way I never found possible. I look at you, and I know you are my last baby, and that it was meant to be that way. And yet seeing what a joyful baby you are makes me want to have all the babies! You're just so much fun! But, don't worry. You're the last here in the Cam Fam.

Happy 3-month-day baby boy! I love you so very, very, very much!



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