Today is 11-11-11, probably the 2nd coolest "birthday" you'll ever have after your very first birth day on 1-11-11! I can't believe how fast these 10 months have gone--you're not my little baby anymore! As hard as those newborn days are I do sometimes miss cuddling you all day--there's nothing quite as sweet as a newborn baby. However I get excited each day I see you grow too, because I know how much fun is to come! Especially now after watching your sister grow I am excited to see you take your first steps, start talking, develop your little personality, and even throw your first tantrum! :-)
Girl, you have been keeping me on my toes this past month too! You are already so different from your sister. You're a very sweet and goodnatured baby, but you are so ACTIVE! I was definitely spoiled by Raya not crawling...this crawling stuff is crazy and all the moms who get super anxious for their baby to crawl are nuts. NUTS! I sometimes feel like an idiot because I'm a stay at home mom and often can't manage to do the laundry and empty the dishwasher, but that's because the second I put you on the ground you are into everything! You eat Raya's crayons, food off the floor, empty my cupboards, climb in the dishwasher, dump over my clean laundry bins, pull down my curtains, bang on the tv, eat my computer cords, get "stuck" under kitchen chairs, pull over floor fans, lick shoes, and generally cause all sorts of problems for me! And "baby jail" is very hit and miss with you. Sometimes you'll play in the play yard for a little while, but more often than not if you see me leave the room to do laundry you will start screaming. And nap time? Seriously child, 10 month olds are supposed to sleep more than 2 hours the entire day. For real---ask around :-P
But with all that craziness comes LOTS of giggles, squeals, and smiles. I love seeing you get excited when your big sister wakes up, and I love that Raya always asks for you to help tuck her in and give her kisses. You've been an amazing addition to our family and I can't picture things any other way. A little girl, born 1-11-11, 6lbs 7oz, named Brielle Alyn was EXACTLY who was supposed to join our family. We love you so much!
And to end, some of my favorite pictures of Brielle during these past 10 months! (a sock monkey update will come later--too busy today to get that done right now haha)
|This was everyone's first glimpse of you! I texted out this picture after you were born, |
and it was the first picture of you that I blogged!
|My little orange jaundice baby|
|This paci was before the introduction to monkey paci!|
|This age is when you were so cuddly--I still remember these pjs|
They were my favorite!
|Matching sweaters :-)|