Initially, I was a little concerned when, instead of announcing "it's a girl", you said, "oh no". Mommy knew immediately that meant I was a girl. But when you were the first one to hold me, I knew then you were special.
Mommy was really sick for the first 12 hours after I was born, so I got a lot of snuggle time with you. For the four days we were in the hospital, you changed my diapers and held me when Mommy slept, so she could heal enough to take me home. I even heard the nurses talking about how the majority of dads just sit in the room and don't do much. Even they were impressed with how much you helped to take care of me.
Because I'm so little, Mommy pumps every time I nurse to make sure I'm getting enough to eat. Since the beginning, you've been the one to finger feed me that extra food so that I learn Mommy is only for nursing. That means, every time Mommy feeds me, you feed me too. Even in the middle of the night when most dads would get to sleep. Mommy and I think that's pretty great.
I love when, after you're done feeding me and I'm awake for a little while, you just sit and stare at me. And talk to me. I can tell by the way you look at me how much you love me.
Sometimes when Mommy is looking at me, it makes her sad to think about the babies who don't have a daddy who love them and take care of them like you. It hurts her heart to think they aren't loved the way you both love me. She just can't fathom it.
Mommy knew you were special when she married you, but she couldn't have even begun to imagine what an amazing dad you would be. I am so lucky and blessed to have a lifetime of calling you Daddy.
I love you.