5 months

Dear Naomi,

I love writing these little letters to you because it actually gives me a chance to think back on my time with you. While the days often feel never-ending, I feel like I just sat down to write your 4 month old letter yesterday. It’s true what they say about the days seeming long, but the months fly by.

This was the month of development! You’ve grown so much in so many ways that I can barely keep track. You’ve started babbling and giggling all the time. I haven’t taken your weight or height this month, but I can tell you’ve stretched out quite a bit. Your footie pajamas are getting a little more snug!

You still don’t enjoy rolling over, but you can sit up by yourself for short amounts of time and you’ve started “swimming” while on your tummy. You smile at everyone you meet and people are enamored by your easy-going personality and beautiful eyes.


We definitely had our days of challenges since you decided one night to start acting like a night owl AND an early bird and have kept up that habit for quite a few weeks (thankfully it’s shifting)! But when I wake up to your sweet smile and your hilarious grunts, I can let the sleepless nights slide.

This month was probably our first month without a lot of visitors or travel, which looking back I can see as a gift because of the changes in your sleep. We did take a wonderful trip to Indianapolis for a conference right after you turned 5 months and you were the best. baby. ever. You made your momma proud, who am I kidding…you always make me proud!


My favorite moments with you are when we are nursing and you stare into my eyes. Sometimes you unlatch just to give me a big smile and babble at me before you go back to finishing your meal. It’s those moments I want to bottle up and save forever. You are growing up before my very eyes and it’s so bittersweet. I love watching you become the lady God has created you to be, but I just can’t believe how quickly this season is plowing ahead.

This past month we dedicated you at church. It was such a sweet time to stand in front of our church family who has loved us and prayed us through so many trials and celebrations. I know that there were many tears in people’s eyes as they watched us dedicate our little miracle baby to God. We read from Colossians 3:12-17 and our hope is that you will become a woman who exhibits the words from that passage. Naomi, may you be a fierce lover of Jesus and His people.

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:12-17 ESV)




  1. jennymarrsphotography says:

    I love these sweet letters. It’s fun to read about what you and Naomi are up to because Charlotte and I are in the same season here. I just love that verse for Naomi’s life verse – so beautiful! I’m sure there were many tears of joy as everyone watched while miracle Naomi was dedicated at church. So awesome!!!

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