Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Princess Chronicles (20 Weeks)

Dear Brianna June,

I swear it seems like yesterday that I was nesting and preparing for your arrival.  I cleaned our house from top to bottom and then bottom to top!  I was obsessed with making sure that you came home to a clean and organized home.  I cleaned out every cabinet, folded and refolded every single piece of clothing in the house.  Oh and your clothes, baby girl I washed, gently folded and placed your clothes neatly in their designated space. 

I wasn't the only one preparing for your arrival.  You my love had two baby showers to honor you.  One in Pennsylvania and the other here in Chicago.  Both showers were absolutely beautiful.  I just wanted to share some pictures with you from those events and thank your cousin Tia and my girlfriends Yara and Sharina for going all out for both you and I. 

I said all of that to make this point!  You are growing entirely to fast.  You are rolling from tummy to back and back to tummy.  When I place things in front of you but out of your reach you are extending your legs and kicking trying to reach the object but instead you end up moving further away from it. You are really mobile now.  I placed you on the floor the other day and I went into the kitchen to prepare me something to eat.  When I came back to check on you, you had rolled all the way across the room!  My mouth was open in complete shock.  Let the baby proofing begin.

I've started to feed you from a spoon.  We started with a tablespoon of cereal and just this week we progressed onto peas.  Your getting the hang of it really fast and watching your little facial expressions is so funny.  We are taking it slow and not forcing anything onto you.  I pretty much let you set the tone or pace for things around here.

You're still not sleeping through the night.  You wake up anywhere between 1 to 2 times a night but its typically for a feeding and then you go right back to sleep. 

You learned to blow spit bubbles and you love doing it.  I guess it tickles your gums so you continue to blow spit bubbles, it's cute unless I'm holding you and you decide to do it in my face.  Even then I still laugh.

You sit up on your own now! That was a huge milestone.  At your 4 month well baby check up you were showing off and showing the doctor how well you sit up.  She was very impressed as that is typically reached at 6 months.  You go Bri Bri!! 

You grab everything in site and whatever it is, it goes straight into your mouth.

You got your wings last month! You flew to Pennsylvania with your daddy and I to meet the rest of your family for your first Thanksgiving.  Everyone was so happy to meet our newest member of the family. As always you were friendly, smiling, screaming and laughing.  You did so well on the plane. You played with the passengers around us first, cried for a few seconds, fell asleep for the duration of the flight and woke up just before landing.  You did this on both flights. 

Until next month my love...


  1. Thank you for sharing this. I really enjoyed reading tis and the pictures..

  2. Love the pictures, your little girl is too cute!

  3. What a wonderful timeline of your little girl's journey so far. She's beautiful!