You're such a joy to have around. You love to coo and giggle and gurgle and you like having 'conversations' with us. You're such a cheerful baby and I think it's largely because you're such a good sleeper.
In the last few weeks you've fallen into a routine: I feed you around 6 or 7 pm and put you to sleep in your crib. After fussing for a few minutes, you fall asleep. (You can never just fall peacefully asleep--you have to fight it and cry for 2 or 3 minutes.) Your dad wakes you around midnight and gives you a bottle which you eat on auto-pilot while mostly asleep. You go back to sleep until 5 am or so when you wake up hungry and after I get you fed and changed you usually go back to sleep until 7 or 8 am. And you also take two or three 2-hour naps during the day. In short, you are an AWESOME sleeper. I feel very grateful to you because I'm a wimp and tend to fall apart rather quickly if I'm severely deprived of sleep. Your genial nature combined with your good sleeping habits make being your mother easy. Being your mother is so much better that I had dared hoped it would be. Your dad also deserves a big shout-out for handling the midnight feeding every night. He's done it every night since you started taking a bottle and he does it without complaint--it is such a big help.
This month you turned 100 days old. To celebrate we took you to a Korean restaurant. You sat on my lap and gazed at the colorful food. I'm looking forward to introducing you to Korean food once you start eating solids. It's hard to believe that you'll start eating real food in only a few months time.
You're growing so big - you have your 4-month checkup tomorrow and I'm pretty sure you'll weigh over 16 lbs. All traces of the tiny newborn are gone and you're now a full-fledged baby. Sickness aside, this has been a fun month. You take much more notice of what's going on around you and like to sit in the little plastic seat we got you and watch what everyone's up to. You are also fascinated by other babies when you see them at church or at friends' houses.
You love it when your dad comes home and bounces you on his lap and asks you about your day. When your dad (and only your dad) is playing with you this deep belly laugh wells up and burbles out of you and your scrunch up your shoulders and laugh and laugh. You think he's so funny and you love playing with him. It makes me very happy to watch the two of you together.
Every day you continue to be one of the best things that has ever happened to us. Keep up the good work!
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