Friday, December 18, 2009

Dear Ivy

Dear Ivy,
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You have been such a trooper and I am so proud of you! You have loved your paci since you were born. It has comforted you and at times it has comforted Mommy and Daddy. You are such a big girl now! Big girls wear panties and just like you told us.... they don't have paci's. You surprised Mommy and Daddy with your sweet heart when you decided the baby reindeer needed your paci. I think that will make their long trip house to house a much better one. We were so proud of you when you gave Elf Rob your paci's on Wednesday night and Santa Claus is proud too. You are such a good girl and because of you there are some happy reindeer.

Now it hasn't been easy. Wednesday night was one of my saddest evenings since being a Mommy. We held you as you cried and mourned over the loss of your friend. It was a different weep than I have ever heard- you weren't angry or sick... but just sad. You were so sad and were unsure of how to find comfort throughout the night. But last night you did so much better and went to bed with just a few tears and I am confident that tonight will be just like old times. We have hated to see you sad and hated knowing that you are really growing up, but loved knowing that this was your decision and that you usually are right on- doing things when you are ready! We love you and can't wait to see even more facets of your kind heart as you grow up.
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Love, Mommy and Daddy


  1. Just one word..awwww

    Love her heart!!!

  2. Awww! Ava still has her paci at night. Haven't decided how I am going to tackle this one!

  3. what a big girl! It is so bittersweet watching our babies grow up!

  4. Oh - I remember that with Madelyn. Bless her heart. Madelyn was about 2 1/2 and sobbed hard the first night, and then just cried a little for a few more nights. I will say they are much easier to stop than a thumb... Caroline is almost 5 and still sucks away. Major dental work is in her future!

  5. Wow, what a big girl and she handled it in such a big girl way too. I'm sure the sad tears were very hard to hear but at least you knew they were for a good reason.


Thanks for your encouragement as I travel through this season of life called mommyhood!