i havent written you a note in awhile, but i really want to tell you all about how much you mean to us, and how much you have added to our
your favorite noise is your daddy coming in the side door. you hear the door close and keys jingle and you are grunting and babbling and crawling at lightning speed through the kitchen to meet him. he has to pick up both you and bennett for hugs every day bc you will NOT allow him to hold just bennett, even when bennett beats you to him. you insist on immediate attention.
your first word was puppy...or "puh puh" but recently you have been saying "hi!" when you first see someone and the puppy is now "stee stee", we guess you are trying to say steele. you say all sorts of other sounds and consonants and are constantly "talking", and will repeat/try to say things we say like "bottle" and "eat" and "dada". you only say the sound "ma ma" when you are crying and want someone to pick you up or when you are really REALLY tired. otherwise you just give me blank stares when i ask you to say my name.
your one year appointment is yet to be had, but you finally fit in 12 mo size bubbles/one pieces. you can still wear 9 mo dresses. your knee wrinkles are slowly fading away, despite our attempts to fatten you up and add to the rolls.
you want to walk and love walkers and running holding onto our fingers.
you scrunch up your nose and breathe out of it fast when you are being "sneaky" as we say.
you are very snugly and give us hugs on command.
you are quite the "diva" as we titled you, mainly bc you know what you want and you want it WHEN YOU WANT IT.
but you are very easy and as long as someones holding you or paying you attention you will go anywhere and do anything with us with little to no fuss.
'cept you dont like long trips in your car seat.
speaking of mouths youve been eating table food since six months and, even though ive tried, you will not touch baby food of any kind. therefore the only vegetable you will let past your lips has been broccoli in a casserole and most recently mushrooms, carrots, and celery in a crock pot recipe. thats it. but you are a very...healthy...eater like your brother aka you love food.
as of today you are on sippy cups with whole milk and happy as can be. your last bottle with solid formula was the night of your birthday, just like your brother, and its been sippy cups with formula-milk mixture until today before your nap.
you also love me.
and i love you.
boys and girls are so different and while the love is not more or less, the love honestly is a little different, at least for me.
bennett stole my heart when he was born.
but you have my soul.
i honestly feel like we just "get" each other...ive always known exactly what you wanted or needed when you cried, unlike your brother. we actually joke together, if thats even possible at this age, and youve always acted like you understand what im telling you.
you are more dependent on me and your daddy than bennett was at this age, but thats probably bc you know nothing different.
your little feisty spirit is exactly what God knew you needed, being thrown right slap in the middle between two brothers.
you make your daddy smile his biggest smiles and
you make your momma cry her biggest blessed cries
those big blue eyes stare at mine when i hold you and i know there are a lot of things you have tucked away to teach me one day.
you are one.
you are amazing