Hello, three-month-old Evie! I am glad you've arrived. We've been waiting for you.
At this point, you have decided the world is not such an awful place, and maybe me and the other giant who takes care of you aren't so bad either. You smile so much now that it's hard to think there was a time when you never did. Actually, you even smile at us, which is extremely validating. You gurgle and squawk and coo, but making bubbles is your specialty.
I could watch you all day.
Hands, you've discovered, best serve their purpose when they are sufficiently coated with slobber. And slobber is best when it is smeared all over your face.
It's good that you are really cute.
People say you have my hair, but I think that is because you have a lot of it. While my hair is almost black, yours is a light, coppery brown. It shimmers a little like pennies do in the sun. You have the same cow lick as your daddy on the right side of your head. It reminds me of Derek Zoolander's hair. You won't know who he is until you are much, much older. You are a little peanut and haven't grown out of your newborn clothes just yet. Your eyes are still blue, and I'm hoping they stay that way.
Speaking of your eyes, they love to look. At anything really, but especially light and fans and...the t.v. We don't let you watch that too much, though. I feel like there is so much to be learned by watching you look at things. You could be looking at the open window on the front door, and you might as well be looking at a view of the Alps. Such awe and interest and joy at such an ordinary, everyday thing.
You have learned so much in these three months. And I am learning, too. And things can get kind of crazy when there is so much of this learning flying all over the place. But here's the truth, baby girl, this learning doesn't ever stop.
Though it won't always seem like it, this is beautiful.
Learning keeps us growing more and more into who we were created to be.
Every day I get to watch you grow more and more into who you were created to be.
From what I can tell so far, you're going to be pretty awesome.