Little August Abram, you listen when we read books and you help turn the pages. You laugh when I make the animal noises. I like this about you.Little August Abram, you cuddle when you watch shows. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Doc McStuffins, and Daniel Tiger are your favorites. Daddy likes to watch with you. He likes those shows too, but we both know he does it for the cuddles. Just before taking this picture, he picked up your foot and said, “I think he has my toes”. I like this about you.
Little August Abram, you have come around to letting me wear you while we are out shopping. You usually fall asleep and I can feel your sweet heavy sleeping breath against my chest and it’s as if you are my newborn baby all over again. I like this about you.Little August Abram, you would spend the entire day practicing walking and jumping, if I let you. You pull up on the couch next to me, reach out one hand for mine, and as soon as you see my hand reach for yours, you let go completely. And for a split second you are standing there all wobbly, waiting for me, trusting me. I like this about you.Little August Abram, you are very curious about our kitchen. What’s in this cabinet? What does this bag of chips sound like if I crawl all over it? How can I get Mom to give me all the glass Pyrex dishes? If you hear me cooking or washing dishes, you leave the toys behind and come quick to keep me company. I like this about you.Little August Abram, you light up when you see Jared. You let him kiss your cheeks, even when he’s scruffy. You love him and you plain ol’ like him. I like this about you.Little August Abram, you have a good sense of humor. At your check-up yesterday, you kept us both happy and laughing while we waited for the doctor. Turns out you are in the 3rd percentile for weight and the 1st percentile for height, my child. I like this about you.Little August Abram, some days you decide to say “Mama” all day long, yesterday was one of those days. I like this about you.Little August Abram, you are you. I like this about you.