Dear Siri,

You’re 20 months and I can’t believe you’ll be 2 years old this year. You are so much fun! You are so energetic! You barely ever sit still. You’re very outgoing – not shy at all! It’s amazing how smart you are and how your vocabulary is growing. The other day you brought me one of your flash cards and said “wo-roshhh” with your face all scrunched up. I looked at the card and it was a walrus. You seriously try to learn every word you possibly can.

Cas is so much a part of your life it’s like he’s always been here. You always want to be around him when he’s up and you like to sit on the couch and hold him as much as possible. You kiss him ALL the time! I’m so proud of you for being such a good big sister. I could have never imagined how much you would love him.

You still love your blankies. A while back we bought an extra one as a backup just incase – but you’ve slept with both every night since. You don’t bring them out of the house with you, but you do take them out of your crib each morning (you have to have them both) and if you’ll sit with us and cuddle with your blankies throughout the day. You still rub your nose and sniff them every so often – you sort of nuzzle them (hard to explain –but the cutest thing!) and you’ve done it ever since you were a little baby- it’s a soothing thing you do. Not only do you do that to your blankies, sometimes you’ll grab your brother’s hand and do the same thing to it!
I love you so much!
Mommy

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Dear Cas,

Happy 4 months! Today was your 4-month checkup. You’re 16 pounds and 26.5” long! You’re a big boy! Not really chubby- but very tall! You’re in the 80th percentile for weight and the 92nd percentile for height.

You are so alert! You rolled over from your back to your tummy a couple of times in the past month and you always seem ready to get a move on! You love grabbing at and holding toys and you always make the funniest, most serious faces when you’re focusing on a toy. You’re thinking so hard!

You’re a very particular baby and if you’re not happy about something you’ll let whomever is taking care of you know it! But you rarely ever act like that with me. You’re always content and happy when you’re with me. Although you’re particular, if you have been fed and you’ve slept you are the happiest baby I’ve ever seen! You smile the biggest smiles and you’ll smile for just about everyone. You laughed for the first time a couple of weeks ago when I was kissing your tummy. Really, I’ve never seen a baby smile as much as you do. Those smiles are the best!

 You’re growing closer with Siri each day. Every morning when I bring her downstairs (you’re usually already up) she’ll go straight over to where you are and say “Hi” and you give her one of those big smiles. You’ve started reaching out to touch her, to her delight, and I love seeing these early interactions between the two of you. I know you two will be the best of friends.

Love,
Mommy