Tears came to my eyes yesterday as I sat on the floor of Jane’s room nursing her, thinking that exactly a year ago I knelt in this same spot, in labor, trying to pack for the hospital. A year ago I didn’t know this baby girl! It seems like forever ago, someone else’s life.
And now all of a sudden she’s barely a baby anymore. I created a new category for this post, “toddler”. She’s walking almost 100% of the time and is always surprising us with how much she understands. In a day she learned all the parts of the face and will point to your nose, mouth, ear, and even “touch mama’s hair nice” if you ask her to.
She brings us books to read and if you ask her to go find a certain toy, she’ll go get it and bring it back, even if it’s in another room.
I love hearing the recent “advanced” baby talk she does – so much more than just a few sounds, but looks at you very seriously and says something complex with all the right intonations, but in a totally different language.
She likes to try to feed herself and gets a kick out of trying to feed other people too: (surprised by cake being shoved in my face!)
We celebrated her b-day this past weekend at my parents’ house and have another party coming up with Nathan’s family.
Playing with the wrapping: