A is for a.m, when you drag me from sleep, cooing and smiling till I am giggling and trying not to wake your dad.
B is for breastfeeding in bed, lying side by side while you contentedly suckle.
C is for coffee with almond milk, fixed while you sit in your Bumbo chair on the counter, watching my every move.
D is for diapers. Dozens of diapers.
E is for ears, I talk to you all day long so your brain stays busy learning.
F is for feet, your favorite toys.
G is for gagging – you suck on your fingers till you gag yourself at least once a day.
H is for happy. You smile and laugh so easily.
J is for jumping when dad startles you with his loud sneezes.
K is for knitting you lay on the floor beside me, kicking.
L is for laundry, there is always more to be done.
M is for meals, you always seem to want your meal just when mine is ready.
N is for naps – short cat naps all day.
O is for onesies – piles and piles of onesies.
P is for Pumpkindoodle, a silly nickname, I know. Sorry.
Q is for how quickly you grow.
R is for rolling over – you’re so close, but not quite. More tummy time for you, Mister.
S is for stroller and sling, two things you love. And for sun, one thing you hate.
T is for toys, which all go straight to your mouth.
U is for undressed – which you seem to like because it’s easier to get your feet into your mouth that way.
V is for vomit that runs down my shoulder about a dozen times a day. Gross.
W is for water in your nighttime bath with Dad, where you float and kick and come out smelling sweet and clean.
X is for all the names you didn’t get stuck with.
Y is for yawning – you have the cutest yawn in the world.
Z is for the zzz of your little sleepy snore.