Every time I sit down to write you one of these letters, I can't believe that another month has passed and that we are getting closer and closer to your one year birthday. How can you be so grown, but yet still so little?
You haven't had many milestones this month, but you have had a bunch of firsts. Daddy and I took you to see Santa for the first time. You did a lot better than I thought you would. You were very hesitant at first, and you had your serious face on the whole time. We did manage to get one picture where you are smiling a little bit.
Lady, you LOVE to eat! You get so excited when I put you in your high chair. You know that food is coming and you are excited. You have really loved everything that I've given you. I gave you hamburger the other day with some noodles and you chowed down on the hamburger and left the noodles. You eventually ate the noodles, but not until you had finished all of the meat. You also do a great job of clearing your tray. I absolutely love to watch how excited you get when you eat. You babble and shriek the whole time. I can't help but smile.
Your sleep has gotten so much better!! Naps are a bit touch and go most days and don't even come close to resembling a pattern. However, your night sleep has dramatically improved. You get a full bottle of breast milk at bedtime. By the time you've finished your bottle, you are usually so sleepy that you don't need any rocking. Sometimes that varies. You've started sleeping through the night on a consistent basis. Every once in a while, we'll have a rough night where you'll wake up. I am so proud of you and how far you've come in this area!
You still don't say many sounds. You've definitely got "ma" or "mom" down very well. You'll make a sound while you're eating that sounds like "nom", which is very cute. That's really about it though. Most of your other sounds are shrieks or babbling. And giggles! Love those baby giggles!
You are 17 pounds 13 ounces and are 26 inches long. You are in the 8th percentile for your height. Looks like you are going to be short like your mama! You are still in 12 month clothing and size 3 diapers.
My girl, I love you more than words can describe. I am so blessed to have you and watch you grow. You are turning into such an amazing little girl. I am so proud to call you mine!
Love you always,
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
I'm so excited to be starting a new year. 2012 was so good to us. I am beyond blessed that my beautiful daughter is here and that I get to be her mother.
Jess and Eric are still in town, so we spent the day hanging out at Drew's parent's house with his family.
Of course, I can't let the day go by without a special outfit!
I don't really make resolutions, but I want to set some goals for this year. I really want to stop cussing. I have a mouth like a sailor and I really need to get it in check since it won't be long before I have a little someone repeating everything I say. Drew needs to work on this one also! I have a bunch of personal and family goals that we'll be working on this year. I'm so excited to see what this year has in store for us!