Letters to Jack – November 2017

Dear Jack,

You are four months old today. You’ve had quite a month, little man.

You have experienced so many firsts this month. You had your first Halloween, and we went to the Fall Festival at Mamaw and Pop Pop’s church. Everyone loved your costume.

We found out that you love watching The Wiggles and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. You especially love Mickey’s Hot Dog Dance.

You had your first bad cold and missed a whole week of school.

You look cute even when you’re sick.

You also made your first craft at daycare this month! I was so surprised when I picked you up last Friday and your teacher gave me your footprint turkey. I’m so glad that you have a great daycare with teachers who take the time to make things like that with you.

Your daddy and I took you for your first walk around Lake Lurleen this month. I’m sure it will be the first of many. We love Lake Lurleen and have been going there together since we started dating, so we were excited to take you out there for your first time. You slept for most of our walk, but during the time you were awake, you loved being outside.

This week, you made your first trip to the beach. We went to Destin with Mamaw and Papaw Hoot, Mamaw Tina and Pop Pop, and Uncle Joe Paul. You were the center of attention for the whole trip. You loved watching the waves when we went for a walk on the beach, and you had fun when we played putt putt golf. You and I actually played a pretty good round together!

Today was your first Thanksgiving, and we spent most of it driving home from the beach. You are such a good little traveler! You slept most of the way home today. Then, we went to Michelle and Kevin’s house for Thanksgiving dinner. You loved watching Jon and Zachary play. It won’t be long before you’re tagging along behind them.

We love you, little man!


Mama and Daddy

Little Letters – October Edition

So, I completely missed the Little Letters Linkup this month (I’m blaming mom brain and sleep deprivation), but I wanted to post my letters anyway. Here goes…

Dear Jeff, Thank you for being mine. Thank you for telling me that I’m beautiful when I’m wearing sweats and a t-shirt with spit up on the shoulder. Thank you for taking care of Jack all night and letting me sleep when I passed out on the couch at 6 last Thursday. You work so hard to provide the best life for Jack and me. Thank you for pushing me to be a better version of myself every day. You are the best husband and daddy, and I love you. Let’s have sushi dates and listen to podcasts together forever. 

Dear Jack, I wish that I didn’t have to leave you every day to come to work, but I’m so glad that your Mamaw is getting to keep you some days and that you have such a wonderful daycare to go to. You are getting so big, and I love watching you grow and learn new things. Thanks for making me a mom, and thanks for being such a good, laid back baby.

Dear Fast Fit Workout Class, I love and hate you at the same time. After last Tuesday’s workout, my legs were sore until Saturday. You are so, so hard, but I feel so much better about myself after spending 30 minutes with you. Bring it on (even the burpees).

Dear Walmart Grocery Pickup, Where have you been all my life? You are my new favorite thing. Seriously.

Dear Halloween, I can’t wait for you to get here this year because Jack has the cutest costume ever. I am loving celebrating all these firsts with our little man, and you are going to be his first holiday. Get ready to see the cutest little Charlie Brown ever next week!

Dear Junk Food, I have been way too friendly with you this month, and it’s left me feeling pretty crappy. I think it’s time for us to take a little break. No hard feelings. 

Dear Steel City Pops, You’ve always been good, but your pomegranate popsicle is THE BEST popsicle I’ve ever had. Thanks for adding another thing to my favorites list. 

Dear Pinterest, You are giving me some serious hair envy with all these beautiful fall hair color pins that keep popping up on my feed. The fact that all of these popped up is a sign that I should dye my hair this color, right? 

Dear Pioneer Woman, Why is everything you make so stinking cute? I am in love with this comforter from your new bedding line at Walmart! I need all the PW things! 

Letters to Jack – October 2017

Dear Jack,

You are three months old today. In some ways, it seems like these last three months have flown by. Your Grandma Ellen always says, “The days are long, but the years are short,” and she is so right. I want to remember every single moment with you, but they are going by so fast that I’m afraid I’m going to forget the little things like how you smell after your bath and how you grab my finger while I’m giving you your bottle and how you pucker your lips while you sleep.

I can barely remember what life was like before you got here. You and I have shared a lot of sleepless nights, a few tears, and more grins and giggles and snuggles than I can count. You have captured my heart in a way that I didn’t even know was possible, sweet boy. Your daddy and I feel like the luckiest people in the world because of you.

As we have watched you grow over these last three months, all we have been able to talk about is what you’ll be like when you grow up. You’re trying so hard to crawl already, and you love trying to stand up when we are holding you in our laps, so your daddy is excited and hopes that you’ll be an athlete. You absolutely love music and always kick your feet and shake your hands with the rhythm of whatever song we are playing for you, so I hope that you’re going to be gifted in music. We have all kinds of plans and dreams for you already, but the most important thing is that you find what you love and that you are happy.

Here are some milestones from your first three months:

At the hospital

Hanging out with Daddy
On our way home from the hospital 

Your first doctor’s appointment

 One week old

Meeting Grandma Sarah

Meeting DeDad

Meeting Mamaw Tina

Meeting Uncle Joe

Meeting Zachary and Aunt Beth

Your first bubble bath

 One Month Old

First trip to the park

Trying on the sunglasses Grandma Ellen got for you

Watching Daddy play golf

Meeting Aunt Wanda

Your first Alabama game

Two months old

Hanging out with Papaw Hoot

Meeting Uncle a John Robert 

Two month check up 

First visit to church

Pumpkin Patch fun

First weekend sleepover at Mamaw and Pop Pop’s 

Chilling with Uncle Joe

First day of daycare

Loving tummy time

You learned to roll over! 

And you figured out you can scoot off your mat.

Such a happy boy!


We love you, baby boy.