Two months late, but better late than never…right?
1. You rolled over, back to front, for the first time unassisted! February 15, 2014. We were in Big Sky, Montana on a family ski trip, and you casually rolled back to front like it was no big deal. Dad led us in a rousing cheer, and you smiled your sweet gummy smile in silent pride. We’re so proud of you! You then continued to show off your mad roll skills a handful of times later that day.
2. You’ve learned how to suck your toes - yes, your toes, and your feet. Tucking those knees up, pulling your feet back, you’re one flexible little girl. You popped one, two, three of those little grippy toes in your mouth at a time.
3. You’ve become much more skilled at finding your thumb while sitting up. In the car seat, seated on the airplane, leaning on mom’s shoulder, you’ve improved your aim at engaging that left thumb with a comfortable suck. It’s the sweetest.
4. We’ve discovered your infatuation / fear of bubbles. It is hysterical! You are awed by the soapy bubbles floating through the air, but often terrified as they pop before your eyes, throwing your hands back with a sharp gasp. It provides endless entertainment.
5. Since you mastered thumb sucking at a mere 6 weeks, I guess it was only a matter of time before you discovered it is also possible to suck your toes. This is your latest endeavor on the beloved changing table, grabbing your feet and pulling them up to your face, with an occasional toe meeting lips. Oh, my flexible daughter!
6. I love your deep, contented sigh. Sometimes, after a gaze that takes it all in, you exhale this deep breathe and shrug your shoulders a tiny bit. It’s the most adorable thing.
7. You’ve discovered how to sit up in the bath tub, reaching your little fingers forward to grip the opposite edge of the bathtub, reaching for the little rubber ducky and frog. It makes mommy a little nervous, but you’re always eager to explore, and I don’t want to stand in your way.
8. Every day you become more aware of your environment. The lights glowing on the ceiling, the clouds in the sky, a car started behind you. You look, stare, survey, and gaze at everything, knowingly taking it all in. I wish I knew what you were thinking as your big blue eyes gaze around at this big world we live in.
9. You’re a ticklish little one. I hold my fingers high above your head and slowly wiggle my fingers creeping closer and closer to you. You usually giggle in anticipation as my fingers come closer and closer, and you definitely burst into a fit of giggles when my fingers meet your skin. It’s so much fun to play with you.
10. Every night we tell you what we’re thankful for. You, of course! We share specifics, thankful for a family member, a good day at work, but usually our thanks are everything to do with sweet, wonderufl you, the latest giggle, a new milestone, we are thankful for you every day.