Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Poppet Month 2

Dear Denna,

Happy two months! The days continue to fly by, and I'm trying as hard as I can to hold onto these fleeting moments of it just being the two of us. Because this time next month, I'll be back at work, and you'll be at daycare.

One of the first questions people ask me about you is whether you're a good sleeper. You are a good sleeper in that you sleep a lot and are not difficult to get to sleep at night. But, what they're really asking is are you sleeping through the night yet. That answer is still no. Though you did do it once. You're still waking up once a night usually. But, it's manageable. I'm not too stressed over it though as I know at some point you will start sleeping through the night.

This month I also moved you into your room, which is helping us all get a little more sleep. But, you're still not that far away since your room is right next to ours.


Every spring as the air turns warm and the bluebonnets bloom along the highways, it's time for baseball. One of my favorite spring traditions is the Texas Rangers home opener. I've been attending with Opie every spring for the last 12 years. (I only missed one game because it was a week after I had your sister and was still recovering from it.) This year you got to go as well. You didn't seem that into the game though since you slept through pretty much the whole thing.

The other biggest event of the month is your first time traveling out of town, which included your first plane trip! I had to go to San Diego for a day. My original plan was to leave you at home with your dad and sisters. I had asked Omy if she would be able to come over for a day to take care of you so your dad wouldn't have to take off work. A week later she had a counter proposal that she instead come to San Diego with me to watch you while I was busy. So, that's what we did. You went on walks with Omy along the beach while I attended my meeting. I was able to nurse you during breaks, which worked out beautifully.

In the past month, you have started smiling and cooing at us. It is the sweetest sight to see and sound to my ears. The only payment I accept in exchange for feeding you and changing your diapers is smiles, hugs and I love yous. Since you've only shown yourself capable of one of those so far, I expect a lot of smiles.


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