Tuesday, April 23, 2013

5 Months

Dear Emmitt,

it never ceases to amaze me, how quickly babies grow and change and grow some more;
how different you are from just a few short weeks ago!

you are rounding out and fattening up, and all that dark hair you showed up with a few short months ago is disappearing,
being replaced by that beautiful blond Covey boy hair that your brother has made so famous.
your cheeks are full and tremendously kissable, as are your knees and toes,
your tummy, fingers and nose....

your smiles are bigger, giggles last longer and squeals are much louder these days,
and you interact so much more with the world around you.
you love lying on the bed while your brother bounces up and down around you,
and though i'm scared he's going to land on you, when it does happen it's not like it's going to be the last time anyways...
so bounce away jake, just watch out for your little brother okay? always?

some days we have it all figured out, you and i and jakey.
then there's those days, the other days, when the figurative shit hits the fan, the real shit hits everything,
and everybody (including myself) cries at the same time.

but then you smile your oh-so-sweet smile, your brother returns once again to his sublimely snuggly self,
and i fall in love all over again....


Renee said...

You little dudes just blow me away with cuteness everytime!! Look at those chubba cheeks!!! I love how you worded the 'shit hits the fan' bit! Sounds like our house! :)

Aunt Eileen said...

Aw... you made me cry this morning...xo