Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Letter to Mackenzie

Dearest Munchkin,

You are five months old now, almost six. Recently you've become very skilled in the ways of the fingers. You can pick up, hold and then drop your toys. Today I learned you can grasp a milkette and bring it up to your mouth. I had no idea you could pick up something so small with your delicate fingers. Needless to say, you amaze me every day.

You are teething right now and I feel really bad for you. You've never been a fussy baby, but now you're in so much pain and you're so touchy. Daddy and I are trying to make you as comfortable as possible. I can't wait for these teeth to break through. I miss my smiley, bouncy baby who barely cried. You are such an easy going baby that I can take you to a restaurant and not get ANY dirty looks.

Tomorrow you're starting on your peas as you've already tackled rice cereal. You have mastered the art of swallowing bland, colourless solids and are moving up to the exciting world of coloured foods! You will not be impressed and Mommy will record it to enjoy over and over.

Right now you are in love with Blue's Clues. I don't know if you actually like the show, but whenever we play it, there is no blinking from you. Maybe it's the colours and the songs. Whatever it is, you love it. You also like Mickey's Playhouse. You do not like Yo Gabba Gabba!, in fact when the DJ character appeared, so did your tears.

You're also learning to sit up on your own and you can do it for about fifteen seconds before you fall over. Daddy and I are so proud of you. We're going to get you some nice blankets to sit and play on for the living room. At this moment there is only hardwood floor and that will not be nice for your head when you fall over.

We've moved into a new apartment by Montebello park. It's a really nice apartment in a great part of downtown. You have your own room, painted "jungle green". It looks like a green Jolly Rancher. Your Gigi and I are going to paint Winnie the Pooh murals on the walls. We haven't done it yet, but you don't sleep in that room right now anyway. I'm excited to take you to Montebello park when the spring comes. There's a trail down the street that leads under the West Hill bridge. So many wonderful things to look forward to.

Mackenzie, Mommy and Daddy are so happy you're here with us. We can never tell you how proud you make us or how amazed we are by you because there are no words for it. Every day you teach us something new about ourselves and about yourself as well. We love you little Munchkin. You are our greatest gift.

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