Hey bug,

You’re 10 months old today. 10 months!! It’s hard for me to even believe that’s true! It feels like yesterday that we were driving you home from the hospital…all 6 precious pounds of you. But you’re not a newborn anymore! (as much as I hate to admit it).  I used to want you to stay tiny forever…but every day that you learn something new and I get to see more of your personality shine through…I’ve decided to succumb to the idea of you growing up.

You bring so much joy to my life.  Your smile has become exceptionally goofy.  So much so that your dad and I sometimes think you are “fake smiling”.  But I’m not sure that’s possible.  You’ve mastered the crawl, and climbing on and  over everything in sight.  I am patiently awaiting your first steps, as I think it will be any day now.  I really wanted you to walk early because I thought it would be funny to have other people see an itty bitty bald baby walking around like nobody’s business.  Maybe one day you will look your age, but right now you’re still my peanut.  But I’m proud to say that your fine blonde hair is finally beginning to sprout! Hallelujah!! haha.  Maybe I won’t have to make you wear so many headbands in fear of people still thinking you are a boy.  I don’t understand those people.  I’d like to think I dress you pretty girly!  Anyway, lately we’ve been having a lot of park dates with your dad.  You love being outside, and not strapped down in your stroller! (not a big fan of the stroller right now).  Crunching leaves could entertain you for hours.  You inspect them at every angle and ever so slowly dissect them with your fingers.  You are so particular.  I think you might be a lot like me  in that way!   As for toys, I don’t think I am going to buy you anymore. You’re totally over them.  All your seem to want is anything BUT your toys.  A few faves include straws, keys, cell phones, plastic cups, and candy wrappers. Lord knows I have a lot of candy wrappers. ha! You’re a great eater and an even better sleeper.  11 hour average.  Thanks for that.  And thanks for the crazy love you fill me up with every day.  Cracking open your bedroom door in the morning to see your enormous smile and excitement to see me is one of the best feelings ever.  Keep growing baby girl.  Every day is a new adventure with you, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.  I’m so lucky you’re mine.  You are deeply loved.


  1. Michelle

    That is sooo cute! Wish my mom did this for me. :) I have a lot of analogue pictures though, so they are also very valuable to me.
    When I’m having kids, I will do this as well.. :)

    Rylee is so beautiful by the way. She definitely has the cutest chubby cheeks ever!

  2. Katie Jessica

    err..i did not just cry!
    that is beeeautiful!! i love how enormously you love her! precious post and so special she’ll have this to read back on! x

  3. Clèm

    Beautiful words for a beautiful little baby girl!
    She’s so sweet, and yes, we can see her blonde hair!

  4. Natasha

    Awww! This is so beautiful!

    I’ve been having exactly the same thoughts about my Hugo. Time flies by so fast. I’m not really reconciled with the whole baby growing up thing (at least Rylee has stayed nice and itty bitty for you), but watching all the new things they can do at this age is amazing. We had the stroller issue at birth (until about 5 months), but we are both loving it now. Hoping the nice weather comes to Paris soon so we can enjoy park-life a bit more.

    Beautiful pictures by the way. She’s so precious. I love her Daisy chain! Seriously hoping I’ll have a girl one day xxx

  5. TJ

    this is just the sweetest letter. i love that you are happy with all of the new adventures you get with her every day as she continues to grow. i love her tiny headbands though, so you better keep those up ;)
    xo TJ

  6. The Core

    I got my answer, she is yours. Congrats and she will keep bringing happiness to you even when she’ll say ”I am not a baby anymore”.



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