Bergen Taylor Hightower

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Nine Months: Isla Rose

Nine months ago, we were blessed with the most beautiful baby girl, Isla Rose, and our life has forever changed. I am writing this post as a love letter to her so that she always knows how loved she is and always will be.... and because it's Valentine's Day!!!

Dear Isla Rose,
 Happy Nine Months, Beautiful Girl!!!
Such an amazing month it has been for you sweet girl and although it seems that these posts are a reoccurring theme each month, I have to say that this month has been my favorite age for you. I  love writing these letters to you each month.  I love looking back at them and seeing how much you've changed and how utterly amazing your existence truly is. Because of you, we live life to the fullest. Because of you, we are always striving to give you the world. It's amazing to watch you thrive and discover this thing called life and all that's around you.  You have opened our hearts in ways they have never been opened before. You awakened a part of me that I never knew existed and you continue to wrap Daddy right around those chubby little fingers of yours. Such a soul-felt sweet love for you little darling!

You look so much like your Daddy and I think it's the cutest because I adore you both so much.  You can sit up all by yourself, you can get on all fours and rock back and forth and sometimes you try to crawl backwards. You seem to really like singing your little heart out and even though we can't understand what you are saying and singing, we are so enchanted by it.  You have three cute little bottom teeth and love to show them off when smiling and you love to crinkle that nose up when giggling, You love the outdoors and the smell of the fresh air, you love the rain drops trickling down on your face and what seems like the birds singing to you makes you wiggle and kick over the excitement of hearing them, you love when the wind blows and you love to reach for the sky with your hands.  How beautiful it is to watch you so happy and overjoyed in these things that we all take for granted in our every day life.  You make us step back and take in the beauty of things we may not pay attention to or take time to appreciate on a daily basis.  I will tell you over and over again for the rest of my life how much we love you. You make being a "Mommy" hold such an honorable title.
You are 23 pounds of squishiness and 29 1/2 inches long.  You wear size 3 diapers, you just started on stage 3 foods and I've taken my stab at feeding you bananas, green beans and cheerios.  You seem to like them but you have your days where you just prefer your fruits and veggie purees with a side of water or formula.   You sleep 12 hours at  night with your occasional "I need to be held" cry around 2 or 3am and then you're back up around 5am to start your day.  You've always been a good little sleeper but when you wake, you love to get right to play time!

Things you love:  V-tech light up and talking laptop, any kind of light up toy, sleep sheep, music, the sound of Daddy's voice when he comes home from work, Grama singing "you are my sunshine", hearing Pa say "good morning, Isla Rose", Mimi's visits, bath time, bubbles, holding your toothbrush, exploring with your hands, dancing with mommy, morning snuggles in our bed when you first wake up, pulling big brothers hair and nose and cuddling up in mommy and daddy's arms before bedtime.

We're so proud of all your accomplishments this past month!!

Happy 9 Months and Happy 1st Valentine's Day, Little Doll.
We love you with all our heart and soul!!

Mommy, Daddy and Big Brother Grant


  1. So sweet. Mariam is also in size 3 diapers but she's 15 little peanut.

  2. Adore, happy 9 months sweet Isla Rose!