+ Your grunty laugh. It’s not quite a belly buster yet, but it’s deep and sweet as can be.
+ Your beautiful, beautiful dark blue eyes.
+ The way your hand rests on my heart when you’re eating.
+ When you’re so sure you’ve got the head holding thing down, and then you lose control and wiggle back and forth. Headbanger.
+ How much you love diaper changes. And looking at me in the mirror.
+ The way you pull your arms and legs tight against your body in the bath.
+ When you spread your arms wide and try to find something, anything to grab.
+ The way you smile and roll your eyes up every time I kiss you. And the way you open your mouth, waiting for the kiss, when you know it’s coming.
+ How warm you are next to me in the middle of the night.
+ The sweet, sleepy smile you give me as you drift back into sleep after our nighttime feedings.
+ Your nighttime schedule.
+ Those little toes. And your hands, which are tiny little clones of mine.
+The intensity in which you watch black and white patterns. And the way you find them funny sometimes.
+ When you look at me because you’re unsure or possibly a little bit frightened.
+ The grasp when you hold my hand tight.
+ The way your whole face breaks into smile. It’s the best.
+ Also, that one sided smirk.
+ The way your mouth is shaped when you’re talking to me.
+ How every morning I wake up with more and more and more love in my heart for you. I love being your mama and you have rounded out this family perfectly.