we are together with Auny Chrissy, Stuart, Nana, and Rop Pop at Rehobeth Beach. [Sam and Daddy are at home. As Sam put it: "Mommy, sometimes me and Daddy just need some time together!"] It's my last week of maternity leave and I'm so sad to leave you at home. You are such a love. Your smile lights up my day... every day. I wasn't sure how I was going to be able to love another baby as much as I love Sam, but my heart seems to have doubled in size. I love Sam more and more each day, and I love you more and more each day. I don't know how that happens, but it sure is true! I've enjoyed the last 4.5 months with you so much. From the day you were born, you seem to just have settled in to life outside of the womb. You find your routines (binky and blanket = nap, 8:00 bedtime, breakfast and dinner solid food with the family) and you just smile all day. You don't cry - it's weird, but you don't. You wimper if you are hungry or tired, but otherwise you're happy! You have this coy look you give me - I love it. You chatter all the time, with your voice, with your eyes, with your hands. it's like you know exactly what's going on, but you cant quite express it. I can't wait until you can talk so I can hear what you are thinking.
I love you so much, Nicholas. I'll be thinking of you every day at work!!