Thursday, March 7, 2013

One month away ...

Dear Levi,

We are less than a month away from celebrating your first birthday.  It's hard for me to grasp that eleven months have come and gone and to be honest, part of me doesn't want to believe it.  You're changing and growing up so fast, so I'm holding on to your baby snuggles as much as I can.

You are such a sweet boy, although you are starting to show frustration, independence, and the want to get your way.  I forgot that eleven month old babies could have temper tantrums and boy are you starting to show that side!  You arch your back, lay on your belly flat on the ground kicking, or you smack your head on the floor.  It's just not pretty and I don't like it!

Something tells me you will be just like your sister.  Strong willed and independent, yet so caring and lovable.  Add always on the move to that list and you'll be twins.  You are a mover and are starting to gain confidence on your feet.  You are standing more on flat feet now instead of those tippy toes.  You'll reach out for my hand to get from one place to another.  It won't be long and you'll get brave enough to take that first step... and when you do, I'm sure you will begin to run circles around me. :)

With an appetite like your Daddy, you are eating most table foods and less baby food.  You like to feed yourself and Max too.  We are making the transition to whole milk, but are taking it slow.  You seem to like it, we just want to make sure your belly does too.

It's amazing how babies learn things so quick.  You're signing words (a few), doing hand motions to "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and "Itsy Bitsy Spider."  And the babbling.  You are a talker and love to make noise!  Recently we've heard you say "Bye Bye" and you are starting to say "Hi" whenever prompted.  You recognize several words ... bottle, milk, crackers, dog, no, ball, block, hi, kiss.... The last word may be my favorite because we are working on giving kisses.  It's the sweetest thing!

I'm excited to celebrate my big boy's special day, but sad to see the baby days slip away.  I'll keep smothering you with hugs, kisses, and snuggles as long as you let me.  I'm looking forward to seeing you grow and continue to learn.  We love you!



1 comment:

Sue said...

It's only been a blink since the day he was born. I remember it like it was yesterday. Love him. Xo