Saturday, December 08, 2007
britta




Britta,
You are 13 weeks old tomorrow and such a loveable little girl. You weigh 10 pounds 2.5 ounces and you are such a lovely little thing.

You were Baby A. You never had a nickname, we just called you Elsa or Britta (or the girl) depending on which name we were leaning toward that day. You were in the middle, head down. You were in the safest position and the first to come into the world. You didn't move as much as Drake, and you moved more than Jack. Your movements always seemed light and fluttery and knowing you now, that fits.

When you first came home from the hospital, you weren't calm like Drake and you weren't fussy like Jack. You were unpredictable. Sometimes you would shriek out of nowhere and then suddenly be fine again. You haven't done that for awhile now and most of the time you just seem happy and content. You like to sing to yourself when you are asleep and you are the noisiest baby when you eat. I love all of your sweet little noises and coos that you make.

You have the most hair of any of our babies (Grace and Lillie had hair more like Drake). You remind your dad and I of a little bird. Your features are so delicate and tiny. You must have your dad's forehead because I know it's not mine. You look like your dad (although you look more like your dad now than your dad as a baby if that makes sense). I don't see much of my family in you yet, but I'm sure I will see those things more as you grow. Your lips may be like mine. Your eyes are still dark blue with a little gray but they are lighter than Drake's. I think your eyes will turn green like me and Lillie, but we just have to wait and see. Your ears are a mix of mine and dad's - round on the outside and pointed on the inside.

From the time that you were first born, you have loved to open your eyes and look around. Those big round eyes just take everything in. Sometimes when Lillie is holding you and watching TV, you stare at the screen right along with her.

Your big sisters love the boys, but they are more than willing to admit that you are their favorite. They love to dress you up and put bows in your hair. Just like daddy and I, they mostly love to just scoop you up and hold you.

I love you more than you know, my sweet baby girl.
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