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Oh Pony dear,

Your Mom is so out of it she didn’t realize that the Beatles were in the 60’s. NOT the 50’s. Can I still blame this one on hormones? Oh heck, I’m gonna try. I have no other excuse.

You started making raspberries today. It’s pretty darn cute, little lady. You get all this spit together between your lips and then you ho and hum gaping your mouth like a fish until you create little bubbles. Where do yo come up with this stuff and how come it’s so damn universal? All babies do this? No wonder people keep them. It’s absolutely adorable. Speaking of…at 5:45 this morning when you decided to rise and shine two hours earlier than you normally do and a mere 2 hours after your last chorus of coos and caws I dragged myself extremely reluctantly and suspiciously into your room, I admit somewhat pissoffedly, and there you were, gazing gleefully up at me mumming the words I have been dying to hear- Mamma. How could I resent you at a time like that? Put a fork in me, I thought. I am DONE. I scooped you up and held you close. I’m absolutely crazy about you. I’m madly in love. It’s a beautiful thing.

So we (your Dad and I) compromised with The Sleep Easy Solution solution starting last night and I have to admit, it works. It really works. And you still love us. We followed it exactly, and there were some brutal moments, but at the end of the day you finally fell asleep and then tonight, nothing. Not a peep. I laid you down wide awake- well, drowsy but awake- handed you your stinky lovey which we now agree is a giraffe, kissed you all over as much as I could, told you everything that was going to happen, then walked out of the room. And there you went, straight to sleep, without a fuss, a fight, a sound.


I’m so proud of you. You are the smartest baby in the whole entire world. Not only that, but Angella and I agree that you are a deep thinker, a critical thinker, and a stout observer. You like to watch and wait. I admire that about you. I think you have a thing or two to teach me about this world. In fact I know it, because you already have and there is so much more to go…

I’m incredibly tired now and need to rest. Please go easy on me tonight. Two wake ups tops, one would be great. I’m not ready to wean the night feeds. I’m just not ready for that.

I love you peanut knuckle head lover monkey butt.


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