Sweet baby girl,
In less than a month we will be celebrating your 1st birthday. How can that be??? Surely it was just yesterday that we were bringing this tiny, easygoing, quiet baby into our house. Well, those adjectives no longer describe you. In 11 short months, you have become a spirited, loving little girl who's full of personality. We have started the weaning process, and I'm not sure who it is more difficult for...you or Mommy.
I am holding on to these precious days as tightly as possible as I kiss those dimpled knees, soft toes and feel you snuggle against me as you grow sleepy.
Here are some things I don't want to forget...
*weigh 18 lbs 5 oz.
* are 28 1/4 inches long
*wear size 3 diapers
*wear size 9 months and 12 months clothes
*have learned to do the motions to "If You're Happy and You Know It" when I sing to you
*can do the sign language for "more", "please", and "thank you" when we prompt you
*mostly eat table foods. You love just about anything.
*are cruising around the furniture
*can walk while holding on to a push toy
*love to lay your head on us (or a favorite toy) to give love/snuggles
*get the biggest smile on your face when your daddy walks into a room
*are not sleeping very well. You wake up several times a night and mommy is having to let you cry yourself back to sleep :(
*love dancing and bouncing to music
*are still afraid of animals and any loud noises. You scare VERY easily.
*are soooo strong-willed and determined. If we call you to keep you from going to another room you see how fast you can crawl away.
*love sneaking into Audrey's room
*have such fun playing with the play kitchen or in the ball pit
*eat EVERYTHING! Most books are missing the corners and parts of their pages because you have eaten them.
*are loved and adored!