Hello precious girl! This month has been another of massive changes in you. Your personality is showing and your amazement of the world around you is so fun to watch. We’re approaching the holidays and I can’t wait to see how you take in all the looks, sounds and love you’ll get from family and friends during this time.
One change is the amount of drool you suddenly have! You don’t have teeth coming through yet but goodness you can soak yourself and love to chew on anything. You grab our fingers and clothes and go to town. It cracks us all up. It’s a good thing you have so many clothes because we have to change you more now that you wake up with one arm completely soaked from chewing on it during your naps.
You had your first Halloween this past month and you were the cutest little artist ever. You didn’t get to go out since it was extremely nasty weather but you still made it into some photos. We headed to Zoo Boo and you just chilled in your lady bug hat and stroller as we made our way through the chaos. You continue to show how you’re cool with just going with the flow.
You are in complete roll over mode now. With all of you kids, this is when I have reached a paranoid phase. I get so worried about you sleeping on your belly so I go in and move you onto your back. By the time I get to your door, which is right next to your crib, you roll back onto your belly. So I guess you’re okay! Now you are rolling back onto your back again and make your way to the corner of your crib. You’re not the biggest fan of this spot so you usually choose to start crying when you get yourself wedged there. I could watch you sleep all day long. We are trying to be better at putting you in your crib for naps but I gotta say there’s nothing better than you falling asleep on one of us during the day. I love feeling your deep, sleepy breathes and leaning down to kiss your soft head. We’ll still be sneaking those times in for sure.
You and Luna continue to grow your relationship. You get so excited when she comes into the room and follow her with your eyes wanting her to come closer. When she gets near you have started putting up your hands to touch her which usually results in tons of doggy kisses. If we put you down on the floor or on our bed to do something quick, Luna is right there to make sure you are okay. I’m not sure she trusts us with you! We’ll see what she thinks of you when you start pulling her hair.
We are in awe of how amazing your brothers are with you. They are in love with this stage now that you react to them, smile and reach out for them. You have figured out already how to grab Zane’s glasses. With Jude, and all of us, you love to touch our face and try to figure out how it all works. Your brothers love including you in everything they do. At LegoFest, they kept saying we needed to take you to the girly section of stuff so you could play. They want to hold you while they watch Pokemon and have you sit in your chair while they eat breakfast, always scooting the chair closer to them. The other day they were playing “zombies” and I had to yell to your brothers “Zombies! Please stop banging on your sister’s door while she sleeps!” This is the normal in our house honey, sorry it’s so weird! They love you dearly and will protect you from the zombies and everything else! Ha!
You can finally reach your toes! After about a week of discovering your toes and grabbing them, you finally got them into your mouth. We can hear you sucking on your toes super loud during naps or when you’re on the floor playing. It cracks us up! You also are blowing bubbles all the time. Your brothers think this is the funniest thing ever. I took video of you doing it the other night and everytime you did it, they cracked up. You would stop, look at them and then start up again. You were very proud of making them laugh!
You love to be outside, even when it’s cold! Being outdoors seems to calm you down and relax you. You love watching the trees move in the breeze and watch it all so intently. We had a bonfire for Jude’s birthday and you snuggled in with Grandma T and were as happy as can be. I can’t wait to see how the love you have right now for the outdoors blossoms as you get older.
I am so thankful for the time that you and Jude have together. You and Zane just have a natural bond that seems to go with the oldest and youngest. I realize that your relationship with Jude might look a little different but goodness he loves you to pieces. I am so thankful that he is at home the majority of the time to hang out with you and figure you out a bit. He loves hugging and kissing you and I promise he will eventually figure out how not to squeeze you so hard with his huge hugs. I know you will be all over his toys soon and we’ll have some battles but I also can’t wait to watch you two play together.
This past weekend I had you on the floor taking photos and you started putting your head down, wiggling your butt up in the air and trying to slide your knees under you. No, no, no!!! This is not okay! I can secretly admit that after capturing it on video and sending it onto your grandmas, I didn’t put you back down on the floor like that again. You can’t figure out how to get up on your knees already! That seems crazy! After you tried that you decided to attempt the “flying” look which cracked me up. In all seriousness though…let’s not rush this moving thing please!
Sis, we love you so much! I want to always remember your warm little fingers embracing ours while you tuck into us and nestle your head as you get sleepy. I don’t want these moments to go too quickly. The moments of snuggling, feeding times with just the two of us as you stare at me and the cuteness of watching you look for Daddy the second you hear him. I know they will pass before we can even imagine so I’ll end this letter to go sneak a look at you sleeping and touch your little soft head to take in the moment. Love you baby girl!
Momma & Daddy