Thursday, July 15, 2010

To Andrew at 6 months

Dear Andrew,

You are 6 months old today and you are mama and dada's heart. We thank God for every single moment with you, every silly laugh and smile. How did you get so big so fast? It seems like just yesterday you were kicking inside mama's tummy. Just a couple days ago you were up on your hands and knees, ready to crawl. Is it wrong to think we have a genius on our hands? :)

I know its impossible, but I can't help but want to record each second with you so that when you're a big boy you'll know how incredibly special and fun this time was. I want you to know how you could just melt everybody's heart with one of your little smirks and how your funny laugh echoed your mama's. How you coughed just because you thought it was funny and raised your eyebrows for effect too. And how you just wouldn't wear your baseball cap forward, turning it to the side like a punk instead!

How you touched my face with your soft, soft hands when nursing, especially after mama and dada returned from our first date night and you cried until we came back (it broke my heart!) How you would stop eating to give me a little grin and how dada could make you smile or fall asleep without doing anything at all! When you're big, I want you to know that your red hair was the most wonderful surprise--and how we couldn't get over the little red tuft of "bear fur" right above your adorable butt (Ok, maybe you won't want that to be public knowledge, but we can't get enough of it!)

You are just the love of so many people's lives--mama and dada's, grandma and grandpa's, Papa Lou's, Uncle Frank's, Uncle Anthony's, and the rest of the gang's too (you're Irish-Croatian-Italian, you have many relatives!).  We love you so much our hearts are full to bursting, and we wouldn't want it any other way.

I can't wait to spend a lifetime with you, falling in love with every single moment and every little thing that you do. Boo boo, my mush, you are an amazing miracle and the best thing that has happened to us. Happy 6 months to you! Here's to us taking on the world together. <3

Every bit of my love,


  1. What a beautiful post. It is so lovely that you are recording these memories for your son. He will love reading this in years to come.

    Happy 1/2 birthday to sweet little Andrew!

    Best wishes,

  2. Lis, this is so gorgeous. So much love all around! I miss that little boy just as much as I miss you!


  3. Thanks, ladies! I've been wanting to write letters to Andrew since I got pregnant, but I never did. I didn't want to let another opportunity to pass me by this time!

    Alis, call me as soon as you get back and we'll get together! xo

  4. Hi! I am a new follower from Social Parade. Great site. He will cherish this when he is older! I will be back. Have a blessed weekend.

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  6. Oh, sure. Nice. Go ahead and make me all teary. (Did I already know our sons are 2 months apart to the day?)

    Anyhow, this is a lovely letter. I love the "bear fur" mention, he'll really appreciate that! ;-)

  7. I love the idea of writing letters to your kids as they grow up - I've seen a lot of blogs start doing it. I hope I remember to do it when I have kids. hehe.

    Thanks 4 finding my blog thru the social parade, I returned the follow. :)

  8. I'm a new follower from FFF. I look forward to reading more of your posts! I'd love for you to stop by my blog!

  9. That was such a sweet post! I've never written a letter to my son and he's almost two years old. Your blog is adorable.

    Following you from Social Parade.

  10. Thanks for the follow, right back at’cha!

  11. Hi -- stopping by and following from Friday Follow!

    What a sweet letter and adorable little boy! When my daughter was small, I had a special journal that I used to write to her as you are doing for Andrew. It's wonderful to record all those cute things he does and all his accomplishments along the way. I'm sure someday he will love to read about how much is loved!

  12. oh, soooo precious! my levi will be six months on thursday. i can't believe how fast this half-year has gone. BLINK. {sigh}

  13. Thank you all for your sweet comments! I can't believe how fast the days are flying by. 6 months goes by in a flash!