I know these month-by-month open letters to our children are trite, cliche' and overdone, but of course I'm going to do it, because how often does my second baby and first daughter turn one month old? So if you don't want to read it, then click away.
My God, Lilli, you have only been here a short 28 days, but already you're changing so much. Of course every little poopy diaper, and feeding session aren't as "monumental" as Conner's seemed to be, but you are no less amazing, and super and wonderful. You had a rocky start, and that gave mom a rocky start but you were strong and whooped that respirators butt. You pulled your dad and I closer, and made me see, all over again, what a wonderful dad he is and how lucky you are to have him. In case you haven't noticed dad can kind of be a brick wall when it comes to emotions, but you could see the love and a little bit of apprehension in his eyes when we talked about you, and when others asked how you were doing. Conner adores you and likes to give you lovies every chance he gets.
I was scared at first that there wasn't going to be a way for me to love you as much as Conner or that we would think less of Conner, but I had no idea how big my heart would get.
You look just like your daddy. You have his strong chin, and his eyes, and the translucent eyelids that I have stared at so many times. You have Conners sweet button nose, and these gorgeous long fingers and toes.
We love you Ms. Lilli-bug and I can't wait to see you grow and change.