Dear Millie,

While this website is about designer bags and accessories, I’ve always shared a bit of my personal life as well. To not share you with everyone feels like leaving out such a large piece of my life, so I want to be sure that you’re always included into this little piece of the internet that your mom and dad created together long before we ever had you.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been two months with you already. Your two-month birthday was on the 21st, but one thing you will learn is that your mom gets a bit busy and a bit behind–I’ll apologize for that now. Time has both flown by and seemed to stand still. Some days I look down at you and can’t believe how much you’ve grown, and others, typically in the wee morning hours when I’m nursing you, I wonder how much longer I can keep my eyes open and how much longer you’ll want to eat before going back to sleep. To say that our lives have changed would be an understatement. I always tried to be incredibly aware of the fact that I’d never truly know what it was like until I had you, but it can’t be overstated how true that has turned out to be.

Having you has been such a learning process and a joy that fills my heart with a kind of love I’ve never felt before. I quickly learned that my plans are good in theory, but sticking to “my plan” has flown out the window. You came into this world in a way in which I least expected it, and the hours and days after you were born were not what I expected, either. I packed a really cute robe for the hospital and by day 3 after my C-section, it was the nurse who suggested I finally change into some normal clothes, though I was content wearing my hospital issued robe and undergarments. I was barely functioning and couldn’t imagine feeling normal again, but day by day, I slowly made progress. You, on the other hand, have been such a great baby and handled your short two months wonderfully. When I have felt my worst, you have calmly slept, seemingly waiting for me to get it back together. It’s as if you’ve always known what I need, and I never anticipated you being the one that taught me that those hard moments would pass–I always thought it should be me teaching you.

I skipped the month one letter, mostly because I have felt a bit like a zombie until a few weeks ago. Month one was filled with both of us learning about one another, and while I have learned so much patience, you too have been incredibly patient with me. You got a pretty nasty diaper rash that I felt horrible about, but you were such a trooper and didn’t fuss much as I found my way to get you healed up. You’ve been patient as I tried to put you in all sorts of ‘cute’ outfits until I finally gave in to the fact that a gown at night time is best, and during the day, I still want super-easy-access clothing. I’d try to get your little arms into the super stylish outfits that look great on Instagram but are horribly cumbersome in real life, but real life has prevailed. These first two months have been filled with learning, and often I find myself telling you, “It’s ok, not every day can be our favorite”. We’ve found our way together as a little family, and you continue to be one of the happiest babies ever!

Unlike your father and I, you don’t have a voracious appetite but you are sure to let us know when you’re tired! You’ve been a solid sleeper from day 1 (I thank you for that, times a million), and you have this distinct cry that lets me know you’ve gotten overly tired. You love when dada (daddy has been calling himself “dada” and really pushing it, hoping you will say his name first!) does squats while holding you and you’re fussy, it lulls you to sleep. You love the car even more; you would sleep for hours on end in the car, so I spend a lot of days driving around in circles with you. You immediately fall asleep, so I take our car rides as time for me to hit the Starbucks drive-thru and catch up on calls with friends and family.

Most people say you look like your dad, and it’s true. Sometimes I look at you and the resemblance is so strong, I can’t get over it! The doctor even commented that you and your dad have the same hairstyle right now (which, by the way–we don’t know how you ended up with a nice head of dark hair). The smiles, oh the smiles! You recently started smiling at us and it is my obsession. The happiness I feel when you see me and smile at me fills my heart more than I could have ever imagined. Dad and I make the most annoyingly high-pitched voice and so many silly faces to try to get you to smile, but you typically give them just because!

You haven’t carried your first handbag yet, but you have quite the tiny collection amassing. I’ll have to share with our readers, because I think they are the only people who will appreciate it and possibly not tell us how insane it is. (But it is insane!) I carry your diaper bag (review to come soon) and stuff it to the gills–totally a new mom thing, I’m sure I’ll pare that down as I get the hang of this a bit more.

I’m so incredibly happy to be your mom, and as much as having you has turned our world upside down, when it’s the middle of the night and I hear your little voice letting me know that you’re hungry, I always find myself smiling through my tired eyes because these moments won’t last forever and I love soaking in each little memory best I can.

Love,
Mama

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  • Sparky

    OOOOOOO!!! Absolute ANGEL!!!! Such a darling!

  • SeeJay

    She’s so cute!!?

  • Gigi

    She is a perfect little cherub <3

  • Sara

    Adorable. Enjoy every moment of this precious age as it will pass in blink of an eye.

    • I know!! I keep reminding myself of that. I can’t believe it’s been 2 months already!

  • Anjum Hameed

    ?????

  • Maya

    OMG…what a cutie!!

  • Yvette

    She’s beautiful.

  • Stephanie Durham

    This is such a magical, sleep deprived time, and it goes by way too fast!!! <3

    • I was saying above what a great sleeper she is, and then last night she was up every 2 hours wanting to eat! Feeling sleep deprived right now but enjoying this time with her so much!

  • Vicky

    She’s such a precious baby. Remind me of my DD when she was born.

    • Thank you!! How old is your DD now?

      • Vicky

        She’s now 6 1/2. :) This day’ll come soon enough for you, too. ;)

      • Everyone keeps telling me how much time flies!

      • Vicky

        Ah… yes. If you ever notice, it’ll be even faster this time. ;)

  • kemilia

    What a sweetheart! Thank you for the update.

    • Happy to share!! I’ll be doing this every month to keep you all posted :)

  • Sandy

    What a beauty! Take lots of pics and cherish the moments as they are gone so fast.

    • I have so many pics on my phone, I need to remember to take some video too!

  • V

    “Just yesterday I was wondering if you & your Mom had forgotten about us Millie…glad to see you’ve just been busy enjoying each others company!” Love the hair! Big Hugs

    • We didn’t forget!! We’re attempting to figure out a routine and just when I think we have one, bam, it changes!! Her hair is hilarious!

  • Lina Lee

    OMG! She’s cute. So cute your little one! Big hug ? and kisses ? to her ????

  • TexasST

    That pic of you putting the hat on Millie is the sweetest picture EVER!! Let me say I am not a kid person, I never had children, I waited for that biological clock to tick but it never did. I always wanted my ‘kids’ to have four legs and fur. BUT…This post was AMAZING, Millie is an absolute DOLL!! You are so eloquent and I am so happy for all three of you!! Please keep us updated!

    • It’s one of my favorite pics so far too!!! She really does love me and that look makes every hard moment so worthwhile for me. Being a fur mama is a great gig too! I forgot to mention our dog above, but he’s done so well with her – makes me so happy! Glad you like the update and thank you for the kind words. I feel so lucky to have her!

  • K_Elizabeth

    Love this! My little guy is 2 months now too (born November 30) and I can’t believe how much life has changed! The smiles are the best though- I’ve had tears of joy more than a few times now!

    • Congrats!! Millie was born November 21, so their birthdays are similar! How are you feeling?!

      • K_Elizabeth

        Starting to feel more like myself! Those postpartum hormones are no joke. Hope you’re doing well! :)

  • Veit Bui

    OMG, what a munchkin! My sister is giving birth in three weeks, I’m so excited to be an uncle again. Babies and children sure brings out the joy in us :)

    • Ahh have so much fun being an uncle!! And tell your sister good luck, the last few weeks are filled with anticipation and some discomfort ;)

  • Smithy

    Sweet post.

  • Adwoa

    You are so eloquent. Millie is beyond blessed to have you as her mother. Your love for her is so tangible in your writing it has me sitting at my desk with tears in my eyes. I’ve always debated having kids (I’m 30 now), but your beautiful words and emotions are making me reconsider. So thank you. Thank you for sharing.

    • Thank you so much! It’s crazy how closely bonded she and I are to one another, pretty amazing :)

      I had just turned 33 when I had Millie. I always wanted kids but it is definitely something to think about a lot – it’s the definition of a lifetime commitment! But I can tell you that each day there’s a little something that she does to show me that she loves me and knows I love her, and it fills my heart in a way I can’t explain!

  • psny15

    thanks for the update, lots of love to the family

  • Imgoingbroke

    OMG <3 that is all!

  • Paulie G

    I teared up reading this, what an absolute doll! Thanks for sharing this.

  • Oksana

    Beautiful Baby. Lots of love and health to all family! We are enjoying your writing about the bags but the writing to your baby is pure joy!

    • It’s a special kind of love I feel for my baby – of course I love bags, but clearly not the same ;)

  • Izzy

    Millie is precious as well as beautiful! It is a wonderful time for you both and I wish you only the very best.

  • Jerri R

    The most fashionable infant in the world!

  • Aliza Zibkoff

    Very cute. Mazal Tov.