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Thursday, September 22, 2011

8 months old today

You are eight months old. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?!

All things considered, eight months is not a very long time. It has flown by so quickly that I don't think I have even had time to grasp the idea that we have an 8 month old. Your father and I have especially enjoyed the last few months with you. It feels like somebody flipped a switch in your brain when you hit six months. Every day, you learn something new.

What are you up to now?

-You are almost crawling. I don't know how much longer until you actually get it down, but I believe that we are more than half way there. You can get on all fours, rock back and forth and throw your whole body forward. You don't get very far and your pretty little face gets most of the impact, but it gets the job done for now, at least.

-We have been working with you on your reading videos/books for the past four months religiously. We now can put two flash cards with words in front of you and you can successfully pick the right word. So smart!

-You love Carrots, Sweet Potatoes and Squash. We are now working on finger foods which is going fine, but you have me on the edge of my seat during every feeding.

-You love to laugh at everything. Sneezing, coughing and burping are your favorites!

-You like to growl at people, why you ask? I don't know?

-You no longer enjoy your Baby Einstein Jumper anymore! So I think that baby Chloe will be receiving your present some time soon! Hopefully she enjoys it more than you did.

-Diaper changes, wardrobe changes and bath time have become quite the challenge. You are a little wiggle worm that it has become almost impossible to get you ready for the day.

-You love everyone. You're growing up to be a little social butterfly. You don't cry with strangers and love to be around people. You must have gotten that from your Daddy.

It's hard to believe that in the next four months you will be a year old. So much is going to change in such a short period of time. Soon you will be crawling, walking, talking and so much more. Am i ready for all the changes? Maybe. Are you ready? Most definitely!


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

To get to you...

17 years ago...

I love the story of how you came to be on this earth. Your father and I first met when we were only in the 3rd grade. It might even have been sooner than that because he and I also lived across the street from one another, but my memory only goes back to third grade. I remember him very clearly though, because to me he was the little boy who used to chase me home from school. He wasn't what you would call a gentleman at the age of 8, being that he once spit on me and pulled me through the dirt on my back while holding onto my backpack handle. As crazy as it may sound, those are the memories that I cherish the most and now as an adult looking back I can’t help but laugh when I think about those things. Just remember though, the way to a girls heart is lots of hugs and kisses. Your dad did learn that later in life and I love him for that!
Eventually he moved far away when we were in the 5th grade and we never saw or spoke to one another for many years, over ten years to be exact. Everything in life happens for a reason, he and I had lived two very different lives. We both experienced many different things, good and bad. I think that every little thing that we went through without each other happened just to bring us together. There must have been an angel directing us in life to lead us to one another... to lead us to you.