Where does the time go?
She has gone from this 4 lb 10 oz little being that I was afraid to even change her diaper and dress her in fear of breaking those tiny arms and legs to this fluffy little baby girl who is as strong willed and indepedent as she was when I first brought her home.
It has been an amazing journey watching her grown and develop and watching her personality emerge.
She went from crawling to immediately pulling up and cruising. I am waiting for her to build up the courage to take steps. No rush ! She is already into everything she can reach.
This journey has been difficult due to my mother’s illness and recovery. Of course this illness could not have come at a worse time. It has robbed me of time I can not get back and at the same time, it has given my siblings, nieces and nephews and her uncles a chance to bond with the baby.
My daughter is talking more and more. She startes with a simple HI. Now she says Bye Bye, Bar Bar (my mom’s name is Barbara) and she calls me Val ! Yesterday she said Da da. She understands quite a bit as well. She lifts her arms and reaches for us when we say Come… she will crawl behind me as well of I tell her to come. She knows what NO, STOP, BOTTLE and EAT means.
She is very strong willed and has a mind of her own. In typical kid fashion, she prefers to play with my real keys and remote instead of the toy ones which make noises and are bright and colorful.
She is now in a size 12 and 18 month and a size 3 shoe ! She is 20 lbs and her hair is finally starting to grow. She still has no teeth but is still teething.
She loves being read to and loves to explore. We are starting Mommy and Me swim classes. I am petrified of dry drowning so I will be watching her like a hawk !
I am starting to put things together for her Safari themed 1st birthday bash in Orlando. We are going to Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Well, I will update more later. We are currently in Charlotte NC for my nephew’s graduation and we are about to head home. I dread the 6hr drive with this girl because she hates her carseat and cries bloody murder. Benedryl is our friend lol.