Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Stephen

Dear Stephen

Today you are 6 months old!! You have become such a little man with the biggest personalty to boot! Everyone who crosses your path instantly falls in love with you and thinks you are one amazing little guy!! Your journey continues to touch people's hearts and your strength and courage inspires people to live their lives to fullest. I am a bit saddened that you are spending this milestone in the hospital, but I have to remind myself that we are so blessed to be able to hold you, play with you, and watch you grow, even if it is in the hospital.

Your favorite things right now are Geoffrey, your giraffe pacifier, your crib mobile, your butterfly, owl, and cowl, and your green ball (courtesy of the hospital, although I don't think they know it). And we can't forget your swing. You still adore your swing and love taking long naps in it. You're still not sure of your jumparoo, but you're starting to like it more and more. You still hate tummy time, but you're getting much better at it and are starting to roll. I'm sorry to say that Dad and I still swaddle you tight at night, because you're a very restless sleeper, but hopefully you'll grow out of that soon. Unfortunately, you sleep the best when at the hospital. You LOVE your craftmatic adjustable crib with a soft mattress that resides only at the hospital. Sorry kiddo, but my attempt at recreating your hospital crib at home has miserably failed.

Dad and I love you more than life itself and can't wait to see what the next six months holds in store for you. I know it will be lots of fun things like meeting your cousins for the first time, going to Mimi and Poppy's for the first time, and going to the beach for the first time. I can't promise there won't be any more hospital stays, but I can promise that your Dad and I will do everything and anything to keep you happy and healthy so we can spend every day and night at home.

I love you love bug!! Happy Birthday!!!!! And 4th of July!



  1. Happy 6 month birthday sweet baby Stephen!

  2. Aw, he does inspire people - even strangers like me! :) But what I most want to know now... is your husband's matching polo also a one piece ensemble with a crab on the butt? ;)