Dear Sawyer: Month 40

Dear Sawyer,

Sawyer month 40This is your first month as a big brother! You love the new role you’ve been given — most of the time. While feeding or changing diapers isn’t your thing, you love acting crazy to get Baby D’s attention. You also don’t mind grabbing his paci for him whenever he loses it and starts to get fussy. I cannot wait to see how you two interact as he gets older and can do more things with you.

Since your brother has arrived, you’ve become somewhat more independent. You can almost completely undress yourself, though you still want help getting your outfits on. Shoes come on and off easily for you now, since they are velcro. Daddy’s been teaching you how to bathe yourself, and you’ve got the body washing down. Just need to learn how to wash your own hair and you will be good!

You are still very picky when it comes to foods, but luckily you’ve been eating better since you had the flu last month – yes, the week after Christmas! That was definitely a challenge, especially with Baby Dawson new in the house. But we all pulled through and you are 100% healthy again. Speaking of healthy, at your appointment on December 29, you weighed 38 lbs and was 41 inches tall. Growing boy!

You’ve become quite the comedian these days. You love to tell very tall tales, and we cannot help but laugh. Then you like to tell funny jokes and the way you laugh the second you are done talking just makes me smile. You can definitely pull me out of a bad moo when you want to.

It’s apparent that you are so much like me. You are quite stubborn and set in your ways. You have developed a bad habit of telling us no, and it’s landed you in “time out” a few days every day. Then when you are in time out, you sound like a broken record, repeatedly begging us to get up. I know I’m just paying for my raising, as I was just as spoiled and disobedient as you were when I was little. Poor Daddy, the good child, is having to suffer through it too!

Your favorite TV show at the moment is Caillou, and that whiny child gets on my nerves! I secretly wonder if you like because I beg you to watch something else every day. We watched Madagascar this weekend and you loved it, so I’d say that’s your favorite movie at the moment.

Even though there are times when we clash, you can melt my heart better than anyone else I know. You constantly tell me you love me throughout the day, requesting hugs and kisses. I try to stop everything I am doing in that moment, because I know the affection won’t last forever. You will always be my sweet boy though!





  1. says

    That’s so great that he’s being a helper with the new baby. Time out is tough for a little ones and Mom & Dad even more I think, but it’s great that you aren’t giving in when it probably would be so much easier to.

  2. says

    Awww he’s super adorable. I love reading these kind of letters. He will look back at this when he’s older and the memories will be memorable. My own toddler turns 24 months in 3 days and I can’t believe how time has flown. :)

  3. says

    That’s wonderful that he’s taken to being a big brother. My older son wasn’t thrilled when his baby brother came along, but I found that getting him involved was definitely helpful in getting him to warm up to the baby.

  4. says

    This is so sweet, Kecia! Sawyer is going to be a great big brother! You must really enjoy having such a willing helper around with the new baby. It’s great that he is able to start doing more things for himself, but also a reminder that time goes by way too fast.

  5. says

    So sweet! He’s going to be such a great big brother. My first daughter was the same with my second baby and they’re now the best of friends. :)

  6. says

    I love that you take the time to write these for your little man. One day he is going to be able to look back and recap all these special moments. I am not a fan of Calliou either. I am SO happy my daughter got over that stage lol

  7. Ashley M says

    I found in both my family and my husband that the older child ended up advancing more quickly once the sibling came along. I think it’s a good thing.

  8. says

    I think I’m going to start a series of letters like this for my daughter. I love the idea of blogging like an online journal for the kids!

  9. says

    Can I admit.. I love it when they can dress themselves! Even if it means backwards or mismatched, I love seeing their independence start to form.

  10. says

    dressing themselves is such a HUGE step. he’ll gain all kinds of new talents and abilities over the next few months, you’ll be surprised each time.

  11. Amy Desrosiers says

    My kids love Cailou too.. But he is so annoying! I think your sons will love these open letters when they are older.

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