I love this age. We see more of your personality every day. It’s like every day you are on a mission to show me you are your own person with your own quirks and loves and needs. I am loving getting to know you.
I think I see, emerging out of you, a heart that is tender and so willing to make someone else’s day. At just the right moments you look at me and smile your big, open mouth smile, as if to say – Mama, I know we drive you crazy sometimes, but I am so worth it! You love to snuggle, and even though you are a very busy girl, you always have time to give me a little baby love. You get so excited when your Daddy or I pick you up, and as soon as you get in our arms you squeeze us as tight as your little arms will let you. The best kind of hug, I’m very sure.
You are crawling all over the place, and very quickly. Sometimes you try to chase your sisters around, and they play along. It’s one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen. Hands down. You pull up on anything that seems even vaguely sturdy enough, and you’ve started cruising around a bit too.
You’ve learned to climb the stairs. Without my permission, I might add. I didn’t know you had conquered this little trick, so I put you downstairs with some toys while I was helping your sisters brush their teeth upstairs. I walked around the corner to come check on you, and there you were at the top of the stairs.
It’s not nice to give your Mommy heart palpitations like that.
You’re still sleeping with us. Still. I know for the last two months I’ve said we were going to transition you to your crib – but, well, maybe this month. You don’t make it easy. Last night we took you to bed with us, and for thirty minutes you laughed at absolutely anything we did. It was absolutely the best part of my day. So who wants to put you in a crib with fun like that??
You’ve decided ‘to heck’ with that baby food stuff. You’re slowly munching on more solid foods – but mostly your still nursing. You got your first tooth this month, which turned into your first four teeth. Two on top, and (barely) two on bottom.
You’re still teeny tiny. Like your mama through and through. I love your itty bitty-ness. You’ve got drama down pat. Essentially if Sylvia comes near you, and I’m not holding you, you start throwing a fit. I have to say, that is some intelligent drama. You’re only trying to survive, I know.
You are very intensely focused on discovering every little thing you can, and you study things like you are going to be given a test on the inner workings of every toy we own. You are soaking things up, learning, and exploring every moment.
You are an absolute joy. You have a huge grin on your face almost constantly. We are so blessed by your presence. I love you more and more and more. I am so happy to call you my little baby (even though soon you won’t be so little.) – what a blessing you are.
Love you, Love you, Love you,