Monday, 28 January 2008

Three Momths

Dear Beatrice and Gabriel

Yesterday you turned 3 months old. What a busy month you have had!

You were very lucky, and so were dad and I, to have your great aunt Mary Jean come and visit for two weeks. It is always amazing to see how other family reacts to you two. She would sit all day holding one of you and enjoying your every movement and breath. I haven’t watch you that closely other than to make sure your breathing or don’t have a fever, all the things that Moms worry about. But to watch her just get a kick out of you reminded me to do the same. So I have been paying close attention.

Gabe this month you turned over. I think it was a bit of an accident because you haven’t done it since but I watched you do it. I had gone to a reunion of the Mommys from the nursery and had put you down in the play-pen. The bumper pads had black and white pictures of geometric shapes and you were mesmerized. You strained your neck to look at them and eventually pulled yourself all the way over to have a better look. Once you were on your tummy with your arm trapped under you you got upset and started to cry. I was proud and showed you off. You have also started to find your voice. Bea has always been the very vocal one but this month, in fact this week, you have started ‘talking’. Lots of ‘goos’, ‘agoos’ and ‘doos’. It is so nice to hear your little elf voice. In a couple of days we have your doctors appointment to find out when your surgery will be. Your dad and I can’t wait for all of this to be over but at the same time I don’t want to ever leave you at the hospital again. The idea that you may suffer at all is painful to me. I just try to keep in mind how much more comfortable you will be when this is finally all over.

Bea, you are still charming everyone with your comedy. You make everyone laugh with all your busyness and noise. You are our little Raptor. Some of your sounds are exactly like the Raptors in the movie Jurassic Park. You are also VERY cuddly and want to be snuggled all the time. The baby development books all say that some babies start laughing by 3 months. As much as your dad and I try to make you and Gabe laugh, you guys just aren’t there yet but a couple of days ago you started laughing in your sleep. It makes perfect sense that my little comedian is making herself laugh in her dreams. It was the most amazing sound and I want to hear it again. I just wish I knew what you were dreaming about.

You are both growing like crazy and this month you actually grew out of clothes. I have had to start a pile of clothes to pass on to newer babies which is strange because for what felt like ages I had the freshest babies around.

And like every month I am sure for the rest of my life, I can’t believe how much I love you.


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