Saturday, March 24, 2018

Poppet Month 1

Dear Denna,

One month since you completed our family and yet it feels like you've always been here. Your sisters adore you. They're always asking to hold you and love nothing more than to give you all the hugs and kisses. Greta would smother you with love if we let her. Willa loves to hold you and is the best helper at getting me things you need.


You've been a pretty easy baby so far. Though maybe not the best sleeper. Some nights are better than others. The worst part of the night is the 2 a.m. feeding when you're wide awake and can take 30 minutes to 2 hours to go back to sleep. Then there are nights when you'll sleep for 4 or 5 hours before waking up to be fed. Those nights are my favorites.

We've already been on a few adventures together as I haven't wanted to be stuck in the house the whole time we're home together. This last week we had company as I kept your sisters home from school to spend some quality time together. Truthfully, I also thought it would be a good way to get used to managing three kids on my own. The week was louder compared to the rest of the month, but it's also been a lot of fun.

One of the things you'll have to get used to in your life is people mispronouncing your name as it is unique. (When I looked it up on the social security website, it hadn't even been used enough in the last 20 years to have a result.) I've already had to correct many people who called you Deena. You'll also have to get used to me calling you by your sisters' names. It's an unfortunate byproduct of having three girls.

Welcome to the world, baby girl. We're so happy you're here.