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Only two months ’til you’re 1

My Little Journey,

You are growing so fast now. You have four teeth. Two on the top and two on the bottom. And two more teeth coming in on the top near your front two teeth. These seem to be hurting you the most which makes me so sad because you are such a happy girl, and it’s so sad when you’re feeling down.

When you’re happy you laugh, and smile, and crawl around with your mouth hanging open. You could catch flies with that pie hole. You’ll dance when you hear music. You’ll bounce up and down bobbing your knees. Every morning you look bigger to me, and are heavier when I pull you out of your crib. Then I look down at my stomach and remember when you were living in there. It’s crazy thinking about that. And it’s crazy that you are my daughter. It’s still mind boggling.

Red, green, orange crochet dress and bow $27 from CrochetPlay

There are a few things I’ve trained you to do. One, you like to wear hair accessories. People always ask me how I get you to keep things in your hair. I think part of it is because I’ve put hair bows on you since birth, and partly because you just like to be prissy. Hats aren’t as easy but if I hold them on your head for a few seconds as you try to pull them off you give up and forget they’re there.

You still love books, and we love reading to you. You like to clap and you’re starting to give high fives too.

You don’t say a ton yet but you have “mama” and “dada” down. Sometimes you’ll even say “mommy” and “daddy.”

Eating is one of your favorite things to do. You love to eat what I’m eating, and you especially love celery, berries and more berries. Your favorites are strawberries and blackberries. We haven’t tried blueberries yet but I think that’ll be next. The only problem is remembering to put a bib on you so you don’t stain your pretty dresses. I need to learn how to wash the stains out.

You’re still nursing like a champ, but our freezer stash of milk is running low. We started with 220oz when I went back to work and we’re down to about 30 I think. I need to continue to be diligent about pumping so we can get through these last couple of months. I worry a little that you may have a dairy intolerance because sometimes your face breaks out when you have a little cheese. I hope whole milk sits well with you in a few months. I’ll stop pumping but I’ll keep nursing you as long as you want–Or until you’re two or something, I dunno. I haven’t thought that far.

Bubble dress and headband $17 Sumos Sweet Stuff

I miss you all day every day when I have to leave you for work. I hate when you cry when I walk out the door, and I hate that I’m missing so much time with you, seeing the funny new things you do everyday, and just hanging out as the two of us. We get time on my days off and at night but it just doesn’t seem like enough sometimes. I think that’s one reason I want to keep nursing you, I love how close it brings us.

You are already 10 months old. I’m already planning your first birthday party, and I’m hoping it’ll be fabulous! That’s only two months away and it makes me excited and sad at the same time. I can’t believe you’re already almost one. Almost a toddler. I just want you to stay my baby forever and to stop growing. That’s one reason I’m in no hurry for you to walk. But I’m sure you’ll learn on your own anyway. You’re already cruising around furniture and I never taught you that. I imagine you’ll learn some of these things on your own.

Sometimes we go to the store and you don’t want me to set you in the shopping cart, you want me to hold you as we walk around and shop together. It annoys me slightly but at the same time I know one of these days you’re going to want to get down and walk on your own and I’ll be standing there wishing you wanted me to hold you.

You are beautiful, and I love you and your father so much. I got lucky with a perfect husband and a perfect baby. When things get hard at work or with life in general I just think about how blessed I am to have you two and things seem to feel a little bit better.

Keep growing little one. I love you!

Love,

Mommy


omgosh, there’s no way she’s almost 1!! goes by sooo fast!

Your daughter is beautiful and your photos are amazing!

Wendy* says:

1!! Wasn’t she JUST born?! I’m sure we all remember as kids when people would tell us we were growing up so fast and, of course, we didn’t see it. But now, to have your own kids (or in my case, to have a look into someone else have their kids), the statement holds so true!

Have you thought about a birthday theme?

Hez says:

She is so beautiful! I love how bright her eyes are! Time does go so fast, I remember when my daughter was that age and now she is five, sassy and talks back and is a little too much diva for me to handle sometimes!

Monkey Sews says:

Wow such a great age. She looks beautiful

emily says:

I’ve been following you for a little while now but don’t think I’ve commented yet…I love your blog! All of your posts are great…but this post was especially wonderful. Journey is such a beautiful little girl…and you’re a great mom. Happy Mother’s Day!

melifaif says:

JOURNEY!?! **Gasp** Lil J = Journey!?! So cute. I have to admit though…I thought it was Jordan. I’m sorry but I had to draw conclusions. ehehehehe….she is so precious. She has THEE best hair. I adore it. That and her smile. And her eyes. And of course her wardrobe. So. When are we getting the kids together to play? I mean, Journey and Layla????

Sorry to get everyone so excited, her name isn’t Journey! haha. It’s just become a fun decoy name, and it fits with my blog!

Gramee says:

That was funny because I know there would be no way after 10 months you would slip and give away her name.. But it is a fun decoy name.

Natalia says:

Beautiful words, as always… and those two little bottom teeth are just precious 🙂

I hate when my comments don’t post! Ugh! Anyways. . .

The 1st couple of years fly by! My daughter is 18 months now and 2 seems to be coming up on us way too fast for me. Kinda makes me sad. All the talking she does and just big girl stuff in general makes me wanna weep. *tear*

Also, they make lactos free whole milk. I switched my daughter to that and she seems to tolerate it much better. The whole milk was not working for her at all.

Is it sad that I love her head bands so much that I want adult versions for myself?

*smile*

She is growing up as a beautiful child.

Mrs. K says:

Love that dress and those headbands she wears. I can’t believe it’s been almost a year. Time flies.

Is it sad that I love her head bands so much that I want adult versions for myself?

*smile*

She is growing up as a beautiful child.

Natalia says:

Beautiful words, as always… and those two little bottom teeth are just precious 🙂

omgosh, there’s no way she’s almost 1!! goes by sooo fast!

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