You are a dream come true. Literally.
You were gooey, and new and squished up and from the very first moment I laid eyes on you I thought you were the most beautiful little girl in the world.
You have shocked and surprised us around every turn - from the day we found out you would be joining our family, to the day we found out you were a
boy girl :) hehehe
We were surprised that you were bigger than both of your brothers (you had Mason by more than a pound!)...
... except when it comes to your bottle. You are super particular about the temperature and the way you're held while you take it. Even the staff in the church nursery has had to get on the diva train when it comes to your bottle.
... the sweetest nose...
... and your dimpled thighs and hiney are to die for.
You currently have two teeth (with a third ALMOST through), but your lack of teeth hasn't stopped you from being a VORACIOUS eater the past 12 months. Enchiladas, every fruit under the sun, all noodles and even creamy horseradish to name a few.
You're a great sleeper now, although the first 4 months I didn't think I would EVER sleep again... unless sleeping meant laying in bed with you plastered to my chest. OR sleeping standing up while you hung out nestled in the ERGO carrier. You have been a snuggler from the get go.
You're sooooooooooo close to walking.... and honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if today was the day you started walking full time.
You are the best little errand runner ever... except that running errands with you usually takes longer because you're crazy social and want to "talk" to all the customers, babble at the employees and shriek a lot just for fun. You also think it's great fun to stare at yourself in the mirrors.
Before I know it you'll be holding your backpack, car keys, diploma, wedding bouquet and your baby's hands.
I can't wait to see the amazing woman you'll become...
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)
- EE Cummings
I carry it in my heart.