My dearest Koko,
Today you are four months old and you’ve transitioned into a full-fledged baby! You are no longer an infant and you made that loud and clear this month by refusing your swaddle (instead preferring to sleep with your arms sprawled out on the big bed like a little boss!) and trying your best to sit up on your own when I lay you down.
Your baby babble has become more advanced too and you talk to everyone you meet. You rolled over for the first time a few weeks ago and you’ve also started cutting teeth (ouch!) This month you’ve grown out of some of your clothes and started to hold things a little better. You smile when we play peek-a-boo and laugh when Daddy tickles you. This month you also met some of my aunts and cousins and close friends. As you develop more into a little person it’s tempting to want to say who you look most like, but Koko, it doesn’t matter to me whose eyes you have as long as you always look to improve yourself. It doesn’t matter me whose mouth you have as long as you always speak words that are kind and truthful. It doesn’t matter to me whose hands you have as long as you always use them to lift up those around you. And it doesn’t matter to me whose feet you have as long as you always walk on the path that is most pleasing to God. You’ve become my little sidekick these days and while some days are still more challenging than others something deeply healing happened this month. I started to love you.