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John Andrew’s 1st Month Silhouette

Dear John Andrew,

You’re almost 2 months old and I’ve grown so deeply in love with you. I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to love another baby as much as I loved your brother, Nikolas but boy was I wrong! God gives us mamas extra love to pass around especially to someone like you, sweet boy! You’ve began to recognize our faces and voices. You respond with big smiles and cooing at your father’s voice and you stare at your brother – right at his eyes – when he talks to you. It’s the sweetest thing! You look at me like you’re trying to tell me something. I am dying to hear!

We finally made a decision on a godparent for you. After many prayers, God blessed us and you with the sweetest person, Katerina. She will do us the honor and become your Godmother on July 1st. She loves you already, sweet boy! We are so humbled and joyful to welcome her to our family!

Your grandma (my mother) returned home after almost 6 weeks of visiting with us and your grandpa (my father) will be leaving this week. We will miss them dearly but we are forever grateful of their help during these first months.

John Andrew, I’ve decided to draw your silhouette each month of your life until you turn 12 months old. I started this with your brother and found it to be such a unique way to document his growth that I can’t wait to do it with you as well. I love your 1st month’s silhouette! Your features are already starting to take shape and to me you look so much like your big brother.

Happy 1st month birthday sweet boy! I look forward to seeing you grow grow grow!



I’ve decided to draw John Andrew’s monthly silhouette until he turns 12 months old. I started this project with Nikolas as a way to document his growth. I take a picture of John Andrew on the same spot on our couch every month and pair it with his monthly silhouette.

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