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My beautiful baby is almost three months old. She is growing and changing so fast that it breaks my heart. Our family of four will remain a family of four. Even though this is what my husband and I want, it saddens me because every first is a last.

This posting is dedicated to my baby….

I loved you when you were a thought in my mind.
I loved you the minute I knew you were to be.
I loved you the moment I felt you inside me.

Your first cries will always be in my mind.
Your beautiful, thick, hair;
Your furrowed brow;
The rolls of skin around your neck, your wrists, your knees;
I love all of you.

I love the way you look at me as I feed you.
I love the way you grab onto my finger and hold on tight.
I love the way you crane your neck to look at me when you hear my voice.
I love your gurgles and your coos.
I love your laugh… it fills me with complete joy.

You are my darling baby.
My love for you hurts so much.
I don’t want to forget.
I want every moment to last.
I loved you. I love you. I will always love you.

Here are a few images and a song to capture the love that I have for you and the memories I never want to forget:

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Jennifer Bly
Jennifer Bly
Author of My Kitchen, My Classroom: An Introduction to Homeschool, creator of The Deliberate Mom, Deliberate Homeschooling and regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Jennifer writes about parenting, her faith, and life with her husband and two girls. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration Degree with a specialization in Early Learning in Child Care.
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