Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Dear Morgan Kate,

Today you are three. It literally takes my breath away to type that. Wow. Three years. Where has the time gone? I was talking with your daddy earlier today and I said, "Can you believe our baby is three?" I can't. But, you are. Some days your birth day seems like years ago and other days it seems like just yesterday. I think I will always feel that way. I can't help but look at your precious little face and think about that day and all the feelings I felt. I can't help but look at you and just sit in awe at the miracle you are. And I can't help but thank God over and over for your amazing life.

At age three you are into everything. You are talking like crazy. Asking questions and repeating everything. Your favorite questions are, "Why?" and "Who that, Mommy?" You are talking so well and it just makes me smile. You are still wearing size 5 diapers. I think you have been in size five for almost a year now or at least it seems that way. One day you will wear big girl undies. I know you will, but right now I am not stressing out about all of that. You are wearing mostly 2T clothes, but I know 3Ts are right around the corner. You wear a size 6 shoe. Small, small feet you have. You hate waking up early and love staying up late. You get it honest, baby girl. You love milk, water and apple juice and an occasional sip of my sweet tea. Your favorite foods are pizza, spaghetti, macaroni (which you call mackawicki) and any fruit or veggie. You could eat your weight in fruit. You like boiled peanuts as much as your mommy. And that's a lot. You can be the sweetest thing ever, but you can also be so dramatic. Lately, on a few occasions, I have wondered where my girl was. You still nap during the day for about two hours, some days more and some days less. You need a good 12+ hours of sleep at night. Some nights you stay in your crib and other nights you end up in bed with us. Yes, you still sleep in a crib and you will until you climb out of it. So far, that has happened. You love playing pretend - pretend babies, pretend puppies, pretend cooking, pretend doctor. You have quite the imagination. You and Dabba (your imaginary friend) still hang out a lot, but I'm not sure how much longer Dabba is going to hang around. You blame everything on her and I'm sure she doesn't appreciate that. You love, love, love reading books and building things with your blocks. You also really like to put things into order by size or color. You are still the dancing and singing queen. I love it. You're starting preschool in just a few weeks and I'm not sure how my heart feels about that. I love to see you growing and changing, but it's emotional all at the same time. You adore Roddey and all of your friends there and you talk about them all of the time. Your daddy and I feel like the luckiest parents in the world to have someone like Roddey in our lives. She is truly an answer to our prayers and we are so, so thankful for her and her entire family. You are a very loving little girl and you tell everyone that you love them. It may sound silly to some, but I know that you do love people, all people, because your heart is just that big. We could all learn to love a little more like you do. You can count to ten with some assistance. You usually leave out 1 and 2 and then get the rest right. You can say your ABCs with some assistance, but on your own you just repeat "ABC, ABC, ABC" over and over and over. Your favorite song is still "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" and you also really like "Jesus Loves Me". At age three I would consider you to be a "mommy/daddy girl". You enjoy being together with both of us, but you also enjoy your one on one time with us and we love giving it to you.

Morgan Kate, I want you to always know how much your daddy and I love you. You truly are our everything and the light of our lives. We are so very thankful for you and your precious life. And we can't wait to see what big things God has in store for you!

Happy 3rd birthday, baby girl!
I love you,


MJP said...

Happy Birthday, Morgan Kate!! Heather, I completely understand how you feel right this very moment. Big hugs to you my fellow preemie mama

Kelly Lee said...

Happy birthday to sweet Morgan Kate! I can't believe she is already 3...I can remember exactly where I was standing when I got the call she was going to be making her entrance into the world. I'm so blessed to have her in my life. Love you sweet baby girl.

Melissa and Sam said...

Happy 3rd Birthday Morgan Kate! We love you sweet baby girl!

Anonymous said...

Morgan Kate has touched so many lives in 3 years....y'all are all blessings to us. We love you!