Baby Girl! You are almost one year old! That means in one month you will make the transition from being a baby to being a toddler. This is bittersweet to me. While I will thank God for every birthday that you have, time is changing you from my squiggly little baby to a little girl and that makes me just a little sad. It’s hard to explain, but you’ll understand one day.
That being said, you are still officially an infant so let’s get down to enjoying it while it lasts 🙂
This hasn’t been a month with a ton of firsts, but you’ve really been enjoying standing. You even stood up from your little chair into Nanna’s arms all by yourself! I’ve seen you let go of what you’re holding onto for a couple of seconds too, it always surprises you! I think you’ll be walking by the time I write your 13 month letter, but not sooner. 🙂
You voted!! Mommy held you with one arm and voted with the other…our picture even made it onto Good Morning America! Too bad we missed it…
Another delicious little thing you’ve been doing is that you’ve developed this little laugh. It’s like a little chuckle and you do it all of the time. It accompanies almost every smile. Adorable! I cannot tell you how much more it makes me love you!
You really like group hugs with Mommy and Daddy. You think it’s pretty funny and you show us by laughing a little. So sweet!
We started going to the park with a group of your friends every Monday. You’re the only girl when Adalyn isn’t there! But you don’t mind, you like bossing the boys around.
You started to clap your hands sometimes too when you’re nursing, though when I ask you to do it, you grab mine and make me clap.
You had a really high fever for two days this month, it was scary! You just lay on Mommy’s lap and nursed. We had lots of snuggle time. But then it went away and you were back to your old self.
Well, until your molars started coming in…cue scary music! These have by far been the hardest teeth, your top ones gave us all a run, but these are worse. Mommy feels so bad for you when you’re in pain! All you want to do is be in Mommy’s arms all of the time, even more than normal. I just wish I could grow those teeth for you, Sugarpie. If I could, I would…a million times.
You also like to give lots of kisses. You kiss the phone when we’re talking to someone that you love and you even kissed the picture of a little baby in one of our books. You have the sweetest, tiniest little lips!
You love your daddy so much too! Saturday morning, when it was time for him to leave, you only wanted Daddy to hold you. You were sad that he had to leave! And so was he. It broke Daddy’s heart right in two. But Sugarpie, he has to leave sometimes so that Mommy can stay home and take care of you! He works so hard so that we can be together and Mommy is so thankful for that.
I love you so much, Doodlebug! And even though I get wistful thinking of how fast you’re growing, keep on doing it. I can’t wait to see you become a little girl, then a young woman, then a grown-up with a Sugarpie of your own. Even when that happens, I will always remember how you used to touch Mommy’s face when you nursed and those special times in the middle of the night when we snuggled. I will always hear that innocent baby giggle and smell your soft baby hair. Always.
And no matter how old you get, you will always be my sweet baby. Always.
I love you forever and ever!
P.S. You also like to throw your little ball back and forth! You get so excited after you throw it. Incredible 🙂