letters to sunday, month two

My precious baby girl, This month brought so many new developments in your sweet little life. You recognize me now and you smile when I talk to you. I have even caught you laughing in your sleep!

Speaking of sleep... you are the best night sleeper ever. Bed time is immediately after daddy gets home (and should probably be earlier but then you would only see daddy 3 days a week) around 7pm and you sleep solid until about 4am. Then you eat quickly and sleep again for another 2-3 hours. I thank my lucky stars every single day that you are such a wonderful night time sleeper.

You are learning to entertain yourself and you don't need to be held constantly anymore. You sit on your own longer and longer between feedings and naps... giving mommy lots of free time to get things done. And she is oh so grateful. :)

You have met many new friends this month. Between the new babies at the cafe and all the new babies that have arrived in the past few months, we are never short of someone to meet and play with. I can't wait until you begin interacting with other children, but for now I cherish the moments that you interact with just me.

You are a wiggly little thing! Just in the past few days you have gotten a lot more active, kicking your feet and swinging your arms constantly. This morning I came into your room and found you completely sideways in your crib! Oh the changes that continuously unfold... we love it!

Your dad adores you. He is constantly telling me how cute you are - as if I didn't know that already. He is an expert at getting you to fall asleep without eating at the same time - something I wish came as easily for me. But it's okay, I really enjoy our feeding times that we share. You are a good little eater and you have been since the hour you were born.

You LOVE the bath! And you even love the shower, with the water splashing on your face. This makes your mama SO happy because she loves the water and hopes to create many summer time swimming memories with you. So far it looks like we are on our way. :)

Breastfeeding was a bit of a struggle for us in the beginning and it scared me away from giving you any artificial nipples for a while. But the last few weeks we have been trying to get you to take a paci and a bottle (shhh, don't tell the doula!) and it turns out... you are NOT a fan. However, mama's persistent and we shall keep trying.

You sleep best during the day in your car seat. This makes exercise even easier for mama... you fall asleep super fast once we get going on our little jogs. Thank you for being such an easy babe.

I can't wait to watch you grow and continue to develop into the beautiful little lady that you are.

Love always,


Liz Cook

Liz Cook is a wedding, birth, and motherhood photographer based in Central Virginia. Her intuition and creative perspective allow her to connect both professionally and personally with her subjects, and thus, her portfolio is saturated with authentic emotion. Whether she's sharing her story with fellow entrepreneurs or enjoying quality time with her husband and two daughters, Liz is both present and passionate about capturing and celebrating life. Her work has been featured by O "Oprah" Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Glitter Guide, Essence Magazine, domino, Rue Magazine, among others.