grace. you are a whole month old today. siena
and i can't believe it. it has been the quickest month i've experienced to date.
you are the sweetest baby and i love you so.
you are perfect.
i love the cheeks that have sprouted on your face. you like to eat, girl!
i love the way you look up at me and at your dad when we hold you.
i love your smiles and the way you talk.
we are so happy you are here. it's weird to think back at what life was like without you here.
you belong to us and you fit right in.
your brother adores you.
he kisses you at every opportunity and it's dangerous sometimes.
but it's so so sweet.
you stare back at him in awe. i can see a relationship forming before my eyes.
sometimes, i feel like i'm going to explode with love for both of you guys.
i was worried about what it would be like to have a daughter.
i don't have sisters and i've never been great with female relationships.
yet, now that you're here, my anxiety has subsided.
you're my daughter. this will be a relationship like one i've never experienced before.
right now you're just a baby and the day-to-day isn't much unlike what it was like with your brother.
but i'm excited to see you grow into the awesome human being you're going to be.
you change so much every day
and already look so different than how you looked when you were born.
people have started saying you look like me but i don't see it.
i think you're beautiful so i'll take it as a compliment.
you're easy to love, little girl.
let's be friends forever.