Hello baby girl! How on earth do we have just two months and you will be one year old?!!! You are beyond precious to us and continue to capture us with that dimple smile!
This past month your personality has been shining! You are babbling up a storm (usually with your tongue out). You dance to music and have maintained Daddy’s nickname for you, Thumper. You thump on anything and rock back and forth, kicking your feet as you play and get excited.
You love to play with a basket full of toys. You take each toy out, play with it and then throw it with all the other toys all around you. You move yourself in a circle as you kick your legs and bounce around to get what you want. If something gets too far out of reach, you start to cry, hoping someone will bring it to you. It’s okay to start moving sister! You do it in your crib. You get up on your knees and scoot around in your crib but you have no interest in doing it on the floor. I’m not in a rush, but goodness everyone else thinks you should be. I have to remind myself that you are doing things at your own pace and to stop listening to others who tell me something is wrong because you aren’t crawling yet. You’re just fine!
It’s been 10 months and I’m still getting used to the girly things. I do love putting a dress on you and you love it because you can grab it and chew on it! Nothing stays on your head because it either slips right off or you grab it and chew on it. The headbands look cute for the few seconds they stay on your head! In recent weeks it has been warm enough to have you outside a lot and you adore it. We’ve gone on a few hikes with you in the carrier and you bounce your legs chatting away as we pass the trees and you can hear the birds. We love watching you take it all in!
All of a sudden you are a fierce eater. No one is aloud to mess with your food and we better have it ready to go when you are hungry! The second you get near your seat, you start to whine because you want the food right away! You’ve started on a bunch of little finger foods and seem to love them. The other night, the whole family was done eating and Daddy and I were still making little chunks of grilled chicken and green beans for you. You couldn’t get enough of them! You smile in excitement when we put new foods on your tray. I hope that continues!
Everyone wants to get snuggle time with you. Your grandparents can’t put you down for very long and work hard at getting you to fall asleep on them instead of putting you down to nap or have bedtime. I think you all are very happy with this situation. You still always prefer Daddy but some of us get snuggles in here and there.
You have mastered standing but with a little help. We have to help you get up to hold onto something but once you are there, you stay for awhile. I always say “ready spaghetti” to you as you smile and get excited as I pull you up on your feet. When you’re being stubborn, you hold your legs up in a sitting position and just hang like a monkey from our hands! It’s hilarious.
You have two HUGE admirers! Those brothers of yours are something else Veda. They adore you more than we could have ever imagined. They work so hard to get giggles and smiles out of you. They want to entertain you constantly and walk around talking baby babble to get you to talk back to them. They give you swords in hopes you’ll fight back and rush to be the first to give you morning kisses and kisses before nap time. They love to be one of the first to greet you in the morning as you smile when they walk in the room. You get more play time with Jude while Zane is at school and it’s fun to see how he’s including you in his creative play.
While your brothers adore you, you adore them. The other night they were taking a bath while Momma and Daddy cleaned up after dinner and you sat smiling at them as they talked to you and played peekaboo. They always make sure there’s a pillow behind you, or pillows all around you, so that you don’t hit your head if you fall. They are very concerned about your safety, even though you probably don’t need the pillows anymore!
We love all the new faces you are making! There’s a hilarious “O” face you make and of course your tongue is out the majority of the time while you figure out those two new bottom teeth. Any face you make will be adorable to us!
Veda, we are having so much fun with you! Each night as Daddy or I, or sometimes Zane, prays for you before bed, you lean your head into us and rest your ear near our mouth as we talk. I hope those words are sinking in as we pray for you to know God and serve him as you grow.
Love you sweetheart!
Momma & Daddy