Dear Ruby (six months)

Dear Ruby,

This morning you cooed and cooed as I held you close to me.  I probably held you for longer than I should have.  I was almost late to work this morning because I stayed just a little longer.  I didn’t care.  You need your mama for just a few more minutes.

You had shots yesterday AND you are teething.  This doesn’t make for a very happy baby.  You are definitely no exception.  So far, you haven’t ran a fever or been physically ill, just in pain and tired.  It makes my mama heart sad to have to leave you behind.

You are just six months.  Yet, time seems to already be going so swiftly.  It’s as if you went from one month to six without any time in between.  People always tell you “time flies”.   You never really feel that for what it means until you have children of your own.

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And I have always thought you were the most beautiful baby.  I don’t know how you keep getting prettier.

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Your brother started school last month and you miss him SO much.  This means it is extra fun for me when you get to see him at the end of the day.

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Your adoption was finalized last month.  You are officially one of us kid.  I think you are ready.

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It’s hard to imagine our lives without you now.  It feels like you’ve been with us for three years.  It feels like you were part of us from the moment we decided to adopt again.  You are exactly what we had been dreaming of, Ruby Annelisse.

Everything.

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Aunt Amanda came for your adoption party and you took to her like a fish to water.  You have been a little leary of strangers lately, but I think you knew Amanda was one of “us”.  You had so much fun with her while she was here.  She can’t seem to get enough of MISS RUBY!

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You have two teeth, you laugh and tease, and you flirt like crazy. You love “your people”, your wubby, your blanket, and your ooby.  Your brother is your best friend.   You have the best rolls EVER, you are 17 lbs 10 oz, 27″ long, and in the 90th percentile for everything.  You have come so far from where you started, sweet girl.   You are taking the world by storm and showing them what you’ve got.  I hope you ALWAYS do.

My heart always,
Mama

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