Tiny Tay Bug,
You've had your mommy teared up many times these past few months because you're getting So big. I want to tell you that I never knew how much I could love someone till you came. There is never a dull moment, you truly have the BEST personality. Here are some things you are doing lately that make me a little insane and giggly at the same time... Bath time means you pull everything off the sides including very HEAVY shampoo bottles, which unavoidably hit your mom every day because I LOVE to be in there with you. Every day I stack the letters in the corner for you and you get so enthusiastic to get over there to pull them down into the tub. I love that you still come sit in my lap and relax just like when you were tiny. That is my favorite time of the day because I get to look at you eye to eye and see your sweet baby face, thank you for still doing that for me. Walking.... well put more accurately, your human walking machine, are daddy and my fingers. You grab them and take off, even before we have stood up. You steer us where you want to go and will definitely NOT be led where you don't wish to go. Mostly you are headed to the front door to go outside. Once you get us there, you say "oh oh oh" to the door bell, where you grab my finger and repeatedly ring it with unfailing pleasure. You are so very smart. When it's time for your bottle you must be in my arms so you can help me push the buttons on the microwave and hear the sound of the ba-ba warming be complete. Now FINALLY you hold your own bottle, it's the sweetest thing ever-- since I've held it for you for the past 11 months. But WHY do you have to look so cute because I really want to disappear the bottles on your birthday. Sorry Fuss, we'll have to see who wins this war:) Outside is where you would be all day if possible. The glow on your face is the most peaceful and simple expression you have, and I know it's because you are where you want to be. It's sheer baby delight. You love to fill up the rows in the garden and climb into each one to sit in the mud, you are just like your daddy. You also monkey crawl everywhere because you don't like the feeling of the grass on your knee's... dad and I think it's hysterical. You still fuss when I put you down for your naps, no matter how many songs I sing to you. BUT... you wake up telling stories and with a SOAKING wet blanket...which you suck all night and nap long. I suppose you could've used a binky??? However watching you crawl into your room and pull your blanket through your crib to suck it is far more memorable and unique. You are a bit of a grumpy eater, unless it's Cafe Rio.... you're just like mommy:) I do get frustrated feeding you but I love when you feed yourself with a fork. You are too smart and wise beyond your years. Lately you are a momma's boy which I LOVE. You follow me everywhere and want me to hold you constantly. You crawl extremely fast towards me and stop midway to put your arms in the air and wave them until I get you. Dad and I love to hear you tell stories right now, you do it all day and it's the best music I've ever heard. I will be sad when it ends, but I know you'll be pleased to tell me what you're thinking.... not that your EXPRESSIONS don't do the job. You lower your eye brows when you are displeased, see a stranger, or are startled. You lower your lip out FAR when I tell you No or you get into trouble. And you cuss when you are pushed past your limits.... it's really funny but you do get into trouble for this:( I love to be your mom, you are the sweetest little boy and every day I'm so thankful that you are healthy and at home with me. This has been a long hard year for our family, but really the best year of our lives. You'll always be my baby and PS--- you can never get married, I'm sorry I already can't handle the thought of it:) Love, Your Mommy.