||[Aug. 6th, 2011|01:40 pm]
I came to Michigan for your first birthday party. I realized I can't move back there, I wouldn't be happy for so many reasons. But I got to spend a lot of time with you, and find moments where nothing else in the world existed.
You are a cuddler! When I put you to bed, you would cry and cry until I picked you up, and then you'd fall asleep in my arms almost right away. I love holding you, you curl up right into my chest in the comfiest way. We spent about half the night cuddling on the couch together.
You are a happy baby, even though you are itchy all the time. I can't believe you're not cranky with all that itching. We found some soap and lotion that help, but they haven't gotten rid of the irritation. Anyway, you smile all the time, and you love for everyone to hold you. Your party was so fun because every time someone would come to say hi to you, you'd reach your arms out for them to hold you, and we passed you around and around.
I got to meet Jessica, your mom's best friend. She is great. She seems to know a thing or two about kids and about how to live on your own. Your parents are so young, they're still figuring out how to take care of themselves, as they take good care of you. Jessica is moving in with the three of you and I am really happy about that. I know she'll be a great person for you to have around, and I feel good knowing she's helping take care of you. It makes the distance about 3% easier.
I hope I get to see you again soon.