Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Mommy Loves You

Dear Ladybug,

I just wanted to take a minute to tell you that I have been really busy lately, but I love you and I am so proud of all of your little developments. You are such a big girl now! You wake up every morning between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. giggling and talking to your Lamb, who your daddy and I named Lamb Bam, because you throw him around like a champ.

You are really doing well with eating solid foods. We started feeding you solids around 4 months. You started with applesauce, because, well, who hates applesauce?...answer...YOU! finally warmed up to applesauce, and now you eat it all the time! Once applesauce along with rice and oatmeal were introduced, we started getting ambitious! Soon after you started bannanas, then sweet potatoes, pears, peas, green beans, and tomorrow squash! Hooray!

You also had your first family vacation in April with Mommy, Daddy, Oma, and Uncle Cameron. We went to Destin, Florida, and we put your feet in the ocean water and the sand for the first time, and you were so brave! You didn't cry at all! In fact, the only time you cried was when we put you in the cold pool to try out your floatie. Later we realized that one of the other pools was heated. Oops! You ended up loving the water. You are really a beach babe!

You are also sitting now. So much so that when you were about 20 weeks old, your daddy put your Exersaucer together, and woohoo what a toy! We love watching you play in it, and your daddy and I know all of the sounds by heart. For instance, we have both commented on each other singing the Beatle-esq "Red, Yellow, and Blue" song, and I find myself humming it while I take blood pressures at the clinc. 'Gotta love it!

I think of you all of the time, and I love nothing more than sitting on the floor and playing with you. You almost crawled on Sunday! Not much longer! Daddy and I are trying to finish baby-proofing the house...whew...what a chore! We still need to put up a baby gate, hide electrical cords, and put baby locks on the lower kitchen cabinets.

Well, I should probably stop here. I have to get your bottles, and diaper bag ready for tomorrow, and it is an early day! We have to be at daycare right at six, so that mommy can get to a meeting.

Sleep well Ladybug! I can't wait to see you in the morning!