Bubba (yep, this is what we're calling you right now),
When I found out we were having a boy, I wasn't excited. I was actually downright disappointed at times. I wanted another girl. I wanted a girl to dress up, whose hair I could do, who would be sweet and loving and snuggly. But I wasn't having a girl--I was having you. I had a lot of apprehension from the moment we found out you were a boy until the day you were born. And then when you were born, none of it mattered anymore; I was in love. And that love hasn't wavered and I haven't had one moment of wishing you were a girl from the moment I met you. You are so incredibly sweet, happy, laid-back, AND snuggly. Is it possible that you'll become more independent than your sister and resist hugs and cuddles from Mommy? Sure, and I dread that day. But for now, I cannot imagine having any other baby. I spend my days home with you (I'm only back to work part time right now) laughing and smiling. The only time you cry is when you're tired or hungry, both of which can be fixed pretty easily. You are the happiest baby I've ever seen and you have the best laugh. You giggle at your big sister, even when she's being a little rough--I think you actually like it. This morning, for instance, she was lifting your legs up to your chest while you were propped up in a sitting position on the couch. Sounds uncomfortable for an adult! She then pulled your legs down and would pull you from sitting to laying on the couch. You thought it was the best thing ever. I love watching the two of you together and love the gleam you get in your eyes when she's near.
I cannot wait to see what sort of man you grow into. If you grow up to be exactly like your daddy I'll be a happy mommy. I hope we can make that happen. I want you to retain your laid-back, happy ways, to always go with the flow. I want you to respect others. I want you to understand work ethic and work hard to get the things you want in life. I want you to have a silly streak. I want you to understand that men don't have to hide their emotions. There are so many things I want to teach you, my little man.
For now, though, I just want to hold you, talk to you, nibble on your chubby cheeks and thighs, and see that beautiful smile.
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