Oh, my little Carter bug, where do I even start? You have had a special place in my heart since the day you were born. Before we came home from the hospital I had never heard you cry. You were the calmest, quietest little thing I had ever seen! I can vividly remember the first time I heard your signature blood-curdling scream. You were about two days old, Daddy was working a night shift, and you woke me up in the middle of the night making the loudest noise for such a tiny person! It scared me half to death. As it turns out, that’s just your favorite noise to make. You scream when you’re happy, you scream when you’re mad, and you scream when you’re sad. It drives me crazy and I’m pretty sure I will be deaf by the time you move out of the house, but it’s part of what makes you, you.
I have always had such a hard time getting mad at you (which kinda bugs your brother I think). Your little face and those big eyes just melt my heart into a little puddle at my feet! You have the sweetest little personality. You love to cuddle and give people hugs. You are so sensitive, and you hate seeing other people hurting. You also have a fiesty side! You can hold your own when Jackson picks on you, and sometimes you are even the instigator! You are my little dare devil. I’m pretty sure I am going to get some gray hairs watching you explore this great big world with your “no fear” attitude!
Carter, I want you to know how much I love you. You are the middle child, so I’m sure you will feel left out or forgotten sometimes, but you will always be my little snuggle bug! You are so special, and our family just wouldn’t be complete without you in it. Jackson loves to play with you (even though he gets frustrated sometimes). I hope you boys will become great friends one day and be good influences on each other. You and Hayley are so close in age and will only be one grade apart in school, so I want you to watch over her. She loves her brothers so much and will be looking to you as her example. Be a good one.
You are an amazing little boy, and I am so excited to watch you learn and grow. I can’t wait to see what you become.
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