I remind myself everyday that I need to be present with you as you grow but you still are growing too fast. How about you slow down just a smidge for mama ok? I have not let a day go by without singing your favorite song to you or kissing your amazing cheeks about a hundred times. There are times that I can not believe you are mine. You are such a joyful and silly little baby. From the day you were born you had opinions about things. I remember in the hospital you were a little grouchy and I could feel that you needed to go home. So I got right up and moved around and made sure that I was ready to go the second the doctor would let me. People tried to visit us in the hospital but we were gone. I badgered the docs til they let us go because I knew you needed to go home. As soon as you got home you relaxed. And you haven't been a grouch since. Seriously, not even a little bit. You smile the instant someone smiles at you. Heck, you smile when people don't smile at you too. You are such a light. You even won over your brother. He tried to ignore you for a long time but every time he talks or jumps around, you laugh. You think he is so cool. And now, he thinks you are cool too.
So there's something you have to know about yourself right now. You are super big. And it's awesome. I took you to the doctor recently and you were off the charts! Like WAY off the charts. Today you are wearing a 24 month outfit. You are so squishy! You are rolling all over the house and you think it's so funny. You giggle and giggle and roll into things. The other day you got up on all fours and started to rock back and forth. Any day now you are gonna take off and I know that when you do, your brother is going to think you are so much cooler. And he might also feel a little threatened but that's ok. I promise to try my best to stop any and all injury that might happen but I know I won't win them all. You love to pull his hair and he thinks it's hysterical. Your bro is weird like that. I also need to warn you that when Daddy crawls around, Mr. Pants just jumps up on and rides. I have a feeling he will try this with you so look out baby girl. He's gonna make your life super fun. Just you wait.
I love nursing you. And you love it too. You have known how from the beginning. When it's time for you to eat, you smack your lips and make a humming sound. And when you settle in for a meal, you almost always look me in the eye and smile as if to say, awww yeah. It warms up my heart baby girl and I know I'm gonna miss this part of our relationship so much some day so I savor it. You also sleep in bed with your mama. Now that you are moving around you always end up in the crook of my arm. If you happen to roll away, it doesn't take long before you come looking for me. I love that. Your smile has the ability to change the coarse of the day. If I'm sad, you make me happy. If I'm mad, you make me stop being so selfish and remember to soak up these days while you are so little. So I'm stopping tonight, to remember the day you came into our family. It was an amazing day because you, my sweet girl, are one amazing little person. I know you will do awesome things with your life. And while part of me can not wait to see what you decide to do, the selfish part of my mama heart hopes that you take your time getting there. I love you My Plum. Your mama will always love you. Everyday. No matter what.