My Sweet Baby Bug, Avery,
It’s November 18th at 8:58 AM. You my sweet baby are three years old. This year has gone by in the blink of an eye. I swear it was just yesterday your Daddy placed you in my arms for the first time. Your tiny finger tightly grasping mine. Those sweet chubby cheeks, and tiny button nose. Those smooshed lips, that you still have today. You were perfect, all 9 pounds of you — my big boy!!
Sometimes I wish I could go back to those days. You were seriously the sweetest baby. I could not get enough of those precious newborn snuggles.
But as much as I wish I could pause time, watching you grow makes my heart so, so full. You are such a joy, my sweet baby bug.
This year has been a tremendous year of growth for you. It seems like you learn something new everyday. You love singing nursery rhymes and lullabies. Your favorites being “Baby Finger” and “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” You also can break some pretty fantastic dance moves.
You love play-doh, bubbles, and coloring, Mickey Mouse, and Superheroes. You love ANYTHING your big brother, Lincoln does — or “Big Bro,” as you call him. You idolize him so very, very much.
You love playgrounds, and playing outside. Bathtime is your favorite time of the day. You love to sing your ABC’s, and know almost all of your letters! You can count to 12, and backwards from 10! You know all of your colors, and it makes you so proud (and mommy too), that you know even difficult ones, like Peach! You know your basic shapes, like circle, square, star, heart, triangle, and diamond.
You love Peanut Butter & Fluff Sandwiches and you can eat Popsicles like it’s your job. You love all five of your blankies, or “B” as you call them. You love bedtime, but can no longer take naps — if you do, you won’t go to bed until 10 or 11 PM!
You say “Bless You” whenever someone sneezes…including yourself! You are so, so funny, and you’re the loudest little boy I have ever met. You make us laugh every single day. You have the greatest, most infectious belly laugh.
You have the same little baby face as the day you were born. You have the most gorgeous blonde, curly hair, and bright, big blue eyes. You love to relax in the afternoon and cuddle with Mommy on the couch — although I’ll tell you a secret, I think I enjoy it even more!
You give the greatest, most fierce hugs, and my heart melts every time you say, “Love you, Momma!” You are my sweet, sweet Baby Bug. My little baby, Avery. I love you more than words could ever say. I am so blessed to be your Mommy. Happiest 3rd Birthday, my baby.
Love you always,