Hello little peanut! You are continuing to grow but you’re still our little one. This past month involved a lot of prayers going your way. Since you were born, every now and then you would have milk come out of your nose when you breastfed. I thought it was strange but passed it off until it started happening on a more regular basis. After talking to your doctor about it she saw a ridge in the back of your mouth and was worried it might be some form of a cleft pallet. If you had this, it would mean surgery to fix it.
We had about a two week period before seeing a specialist who could view your mouth as needed to determine what was going on. During that time, we shared with friends and asked them to be praying for you and for the doctor to not find anything wrong at all. At first, the milk through your nose actually seemed to be getting worse and it had us super worried. Slowly, it started to get better and happened less and less. The morning of your appointment I was nervous but prayed again for nothing to be found. We are so happy to say that after a quick look, because there was nothing to see, you are in the clear! We are beyond thankful!!!
You fit so well into our family. You go along with everything happening in our house. We try to find some way to involve you as we play with the boys. You’ll take part in games with Mickey ears on for Headbandz, you sit in our laps for Uno, you reach for the LEGO bins while we build and you try to put every book in your mouth as we all read.
To say that you adore your brothers would be an understatement. While Daddy and I get some precious snuggle time with you, the true light in your eyes comes out for those two boys. You watch them with utter curiosity, touch their faces trying to figure them out and grab Zane’s glasses constantly. They run by at lightening speed as they play yelling, Veda Veda Veda!, and you try to keep up by turning your head fast as they pass. In all their creative ways they play, they try to make you part of it somehow. Whether it’s having you be the “human baby” while they are BoxTrolls or you are the princess on the throne of pillows while they protect you, you participate with a smile and only get upset when they leave and are out of your sight.
The bathtub has become another one of your favorite places. Now that you can sit up really well, you love to splash and play with your toys. Jude always has to come check on you and provide you with more toys than you can handle. It’s so funny to watch you try to figure out how water works.
We have started calling you Houdini because you have a way of getting yourself out of your pajamas. If it’s a sleep sack, you wiggle your arms out and get it around your waist. You at least always get one arm out! For normal footie pjs, you get your legs completely out of the two leg areas, so when we go to check on you it looks creepy with “empty” pj legs laying on the crib mattress. You have your legs all bundled up and underneath you with your butt up in the air. You just recently started sitting up on your own in the crib and can’t figure out how to get down.
Every ounce of you is trying to figure out the world around you. Not one speck goes unnoticed on the floor, not one piece of dog hair and of course not one LEGO. Those are going to make Momma a nervous wreck. I think we are banning them just to the boys’ room. You are enamored with Luna and could hang out with her all day long, petting her and pulling her hair too. She puts up with it and is your loyal companion. I still think she doesn’t trust us as we place you on the floor because she is almost always right there to watch you.
Your joy is contagious and we will get that loud giggle out of you sometime soon! You still are putting your hands in your mouth when you are about to laugh, preventing it from escaping! Those dimples are too much and are the cutest thing we’ve ever seen! Veda, you are so much fun…every little bit about you is joy.
We love you so much baby girl!
Momma & Daddy