You're still my little peanut, but you are getting bigger and bigger.
What a personality you have. You are so stubborn and determined. Yet,
at the same time you are sweet and gentle. You have terrific charisma,
and charm everyone - everywhere we go. At restaurants, the waitresses
carry you around. At stores, you get free treats and special compliments
with a flash of your smile. Your dad and I are blown away, though of
course, we aren't surprised that everyone is as taken with you as we
Well, enough gushing, though I could go on and on. Here is my monthly
list of the special things you are doing these days.
are a huge eater. Pureed foods aren't really cutting it anymore, even
though you have just two teeth. You manage to gum/chew cheerios, small
pieces of green bean, pita bread, tofu, egg yolk, peach, melon, plum,
and even some steak the other night (but don't tell your Aunt Megen).
two favorite foods are cheerios and vanilla yogurt.
are very very loud. You like to scream and babble and call everyone
still waving at everyone we see, and sometimes you wave your fingers
as well as your whole arm. But mostly, you just wave your whole arm
up and down.
are sleeping wonderfully. It's pretty standard for you to go 8.5 hours
are starting to cruise along the furniture, but you don't quite "get
it". Usually, when you see something you like, you'll cruise
a bit, but then go to the ground and crawl to get there. Also, if
something is on the other side of a table, you try to go over it.
Going around the obstacle isn't a concept you've figured out yet.
are so much fun in the bathtub. You don't need any kind of bath seat
anymore, and just crawl around splishing and splashing and playing
with your rubber duckies and sponges.
we walk over to the refrigerator, you point at the picture of Friday
and Benny and say "dog, dog". You don't quite have the hard
"g" sound though.
pick out books that you want to read. The other day, I finished Pat
the Bunny and put it down on the nightable, ready to move on to read
Goodnight Moon. You squirmed around and grabbed Pat the Bunny and
handed it to me. We read it again! You love that book, because you
can do all the little tasks, like smelling the flowers and putting
your finger in the ring.
trying to figure out which toys and dolls you like the best. Curious
George seems to be your favorite, but you also love Liberty Bear.
Strangely, you'd trade them all for Julie's Swatch watch, which you
like to carry around with you everywhere.
It's hard to believe that you've been in the world for as long as
you were in my belly. We love you so much and you amaze us more every