My Dear Maizie.
Oh little love, the throes of being a third baby. I am grievously late writing this letter to you! But we shall persevere.
This month has marked you growing a great deal. I have no idea how much you weigh, but more than you did last month. I’ve officially switched your wardrobe out from your newborn and 0-3 month stuff to the 3-6 month stuff. I was a little sad to do it, but you’re such a delight I wouldn’t trade you for a whole truck load of 0-3 month sized babies. You care very little about what you wear, other than it be dry and clean. And while we discuss dry and clean… I think I’ve had to give up on cloth diapers- again. You had such a bad yeast rash, that it looks like you have skin like your brother and Mama, super sensitive. Comes with the territory of being super fair, and by the looks of things, blonde.
Also this month we took a big trip, all of the way to Canada! And in true Berkan style, we drove, in the dead of winter, braving record snowfalls and storms. It was interesting. Luckily we had a truck that was ready for the weather, so we didn’t have to bat nary an eyelash at the awful weather. And even more lucky for us, you’re just as good as a traveler as your brother and sister. Who were besides themselves with joy that they were able to sit beside you in the truck, the whole way. Daddy managed to shoehorn in your 3 giant carseats into the back seat of the 4Runner, and with you rear facing, Beatrix and Hudson were able to look at you the whole way. I’d often look back to see one or both of them holding your hand(s). They love you so much! Once in Canada you met many cousins, aunts, uncles, 2nd and third cousins, cousins once and twice removed. You met a lot of family and you were awesome about it. I did notice that after a long day of meeting lots of new people you needed to cuddle more, which I needed too. I’m glad you could do that for me.
We learned some things while in Canada. You aren’t fond of the cold, but you’re hearty and didn’t complain much about it. It sure was cold though, and keeping a baby warm in that kind of cold is a challenge. Having a winter baby in California is so very different from having a winter baby in Canada, for the obvious reasons. Oh and while in Canada you giggled for the first time. I wasn’t in the room but I came running when I heard it. Your giggle is most awesome, it’s a cross between a cough and a guffaw. I like it, let’s keep it, m’kay?
Other big things this month, you found your hands! And you figured out that you can move them with your mind! YOUR MIND! You’re not yet able to grasp things, but you do a most excellent job of batting things around with your fisted fingers. I find it most amusing when you bat at your brother and he tells me that you punched him. I remind him that you’re a baby and you’re not quite sure what you’re doing yet, and he understands, but let’s secretly think that you’re just getting revenge early, for what’s surly to come. Right? (Okay Hudson, we’re kidding, Maizie isn’t punching you on purpose, she’s a baby, she doesn’t know what she’s doing….)
Well my tiny love, you’ve been with us for 3 months, and I can’t hardly imagine life without you. Also to be fair I can’t much recall the first 2 months of your life, they were a blur of Christmas and diapers, but I am so happy with how our lives are. You’ve make our perfect life more perfect. You’re such a doll, so amazing, and so perfect for our family. We all love you to bits, especially me.
I love you, my sweet little rainbow baby.