Sunday, January 1, 2012

4 weeks old!

Dear Zoey,
You are 4 weeks old.  It seems like you have been here with Papa and I forever.  I think because we have been waiting for you for so long.  I have to tell you that the reality of being your dad is nothing like my day dreams… it is so much better.  Every single morning (EARLY EARLY morning) when I see you my heart flip flops and I love you even more than the day before.  You are the best thing I have ever been a part of.

 Zoey 4 weeks ago..

 And today

You are amazingly strong and scare us to death with the way you whip your head around.  You smiled at me this morning for the first time.  Oh you have had smiles, but this was the first one that I could say for certain was an ACTUAL smile.  You made eye contact with me, I smiled, and you smiled back.  It was amazing and I spent the next 20 minutes trying to get you to do it again. 

There is nowhere you would rather be than in our arms, and we happily oblige you.

I love you so much my little baby girl.  Happy 4 week birthday!

All my love,



  1. you made me tear up with this post. so cute. i can't wait to be at this point with our little daughter...happy 4 week birthday zoey!!

  2. The first real smile....what a beautiful thing! The relationship changes SO much when they can smile at you!

    Love this post!

  3. awe... she is beautiful in every picture as usual! I can't wait to watch her grow... You guys have such a beautiful family!

  4. Eek! She just gets cuter and cuter!!