Your first birthday has come and gone in the blink of an eye – so quickly I never paused to write down all of the amazing and incredible things you have done this last month. Winning the heart of everyone you meet with your judgmental side eye and silly sense of humor is most definitely something we adore. You love to greet people you meet with a little cheery, “Hi!” Ailey – it goes without saying you are truly one in a million.
It’s hard to be the second baby because your milestones are often not noticed, but we make it a point to keep track of every little incredible new thing you can do. You’re curious (almost to a fault) and if you could talk, I know you would be asking 1,000 questions about the world (just like your big sister). You say so many words it’s hard to keep count – but “hi” ” byebye” “hot” “bubble” “puppy” “ball” “Ailey” “good girl” and “mama” are most popular. The pediatrician says you have the vocabulary of a 15 month old!
At 31 1/2 inches and 19 1/2 lbs, you’re in the 98% for height and somewhere around average for weight. You wear size 3 diapers, size 2-3 shoes, and 12 month clothing (although you could probably move up a size in pants with those long legs of yours).
Currently your favorite foods are… everything? You love fruit ( strawberries and blueberries and grapes), ham, turkey, green beans, beets, and goldfish. “Itsy Bitsy Spider” is your jam and you can kind of sing a little bit of it, while “Twinkle Twinkle” is reserved for bedtime and is always calming, especially when Annabelle sings it in the car. You enjoy looking at books, playing with baby dolls, pushing the around the kitchen stool, and chasing after Gwen and Mcmuffin. Screeching is another favorite past time that we hope disappears once you can actually speak in sentences. You like to get in trouble by attempting to climb the stairs, sticking your hands in the toilet, and pulling Annabelle’s hair. Once you’re caught in the act of something naughty, you let out a maniacal and joyous laugh. We just love you to pieces.
Thank you for making every day brighter and our lives complete. We love you to the moon and back.