So tomorrow is the big day, you turn NINE months old. I cannot begin to tell you how fast this time has gone by. Although I feel like I’ve been your mom forever -because I can’t remember what it was like before you- and then I feel like we just brought you home from the hospital. You brighten my days and wake me up in the nights. You are my favorite girl and I love you so much.
You are starting to grow so much, you are clapping your hands, and are starting to walk with your walker and baby doll buggy all-by-your-self. You wave at perfect strangers and occasionally give them your big gummy smile, you give a little screech when you want someone to look at you -especially when it’s big girls, you really seem to like them. You love dogs, you wave at them on tv and get really excited when you see them. You still love being outside and listening to the trees and hearing the birds chirp -I love how we are both nature girls.
In the mornings when you wake up you get really excited and reach for me. You shake your head “yes” as we are walking out of the bedroom and into the family room and you even sometimes do a little dance, because you know where we are going. We play with your toys -you love your little piano, but it isn’t too long that I can let you sit there by yourself because you want to get up and walk around. Yesterday we bought a paper skeleton and you really seem to like him -you squeal and wave at him and honestly I’m just glad you aren’t scared of him!
It’s fun to hear you talk, mainly your vocabulary consists of: hi, da-da, dad, ma-ma, mom, ba-ba, and nae-nae, but we are working on it. I think your favorite thing to say is da-da. Sometimes when we are playing toys I’ll say “Hazel, where is dad?” and you’ll look around and look back at me like “I don’t know mom, where is he” When dad comes home you get the most excited. You love your daddy and he loves you. “Hi da-da!” is usually what you say and I must admit, I’m a little bit jealous.
You are my little shadow and I love you so much! I have waited my whole life to be your mom my little Hazel. You are perfect.
11:20am -while you take your nap. (: