My sweet girl, you are now just a bit over 14 months. While 14 months isn't typically considered a huge milestone month, it has been a month of big change for you.
Most notably for me, you are now sleeping through the night. All of a sudden, after a summer of vacation of interrupted sleeping, you decided to sleep straight through. It's been amazing. Thank you. You are also napping for longer amounts of time, which has also been an extremely welcome change.
This month has been so much fun. Your personality is shining through more and more each day. You are making your opinions known. Suddenly, you have activities that you are obsessed with.
You love buckets and bags that you can put things in and out of. You love to read on your own, carefully turning each page. Your favorite books continue to be Chick and Toes, Ears & Nose.We're on our second copy of Chick and if we don't get a new Toes Ears & Nose soon, there will be nothing left to read. You also could get up and down off the couch for hours straight. You love to dance- to music from Juno Baby, your Fisher Price kitchen, your activity table or daddy's drumming. You love making your own music with your bongos and xylophone.
You took your first steps this month! You still mostly crawl, but are gradually able to take more steps before falling. You are cautiously determined.
You are such a sweet baby. You are generous with kisses and hugs. You beam with joy when you see your daddy when he returns from work. You love sleepy snuggles and random middle of the day snuggles. You've just started saying hi when you see people. You call me mama and daddy baba. I kind of love that you call him that.
Meredith, his list of your likes, dislikes, traits and qualities does not adequately capture the wonderful toddler you are. Not a day goes by that your daddy and I don't talk about how incredible you are. We feel blessed, more than we ever thought possible, by you, our little girl. I hope you always know how loved you are, by us and by our family and friends. One of my favorite things about you is how much you bright people's day by simply smiling. I hope that never changes.
With all my love,
ps. I can hardly believe this was you a year ago: