Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Dear Darby,

Tiny toes and itty-bitty clothes, teething drool and wisps of new blonde hair on your head. All of it happening so fast, you're growing and growing right before my eyes. I wish I could keep it all in the palm of my hand but I'll only be left with memories and a few photos once your babyhood is gone. You came here in a flash and now you're learning and growing since the moment you were born. You were supposed to stay tiny and immobile for longer (or at least I tried to convince you to). This last week you've been showing off your abilities to the max and it made me realize how much I want to remember all of your little milestones. 
I put you on your play mat the other day and you ended up across the living room during the two minutes I turned my head. "How did you do that?!" I exclaimed, but I guess it was your little secret. You've managed to do it a couple more times without me looking, but I'll catch you one day! 
You've been sitting up by yourself. Suddenly. I forgot how suddenly that happens.  I can't leave you on the couch anymore. After several consecutive times of you trying to roll or dive off I had to give up on it. 
We took you swimming for the first time and you liked it way more than I imagined. You seemed happy the rest of the day. I think it's one of your favorites. 
You're other favorite is swinging. We do it at the park when you're in your wrap, but even more you like your automatic swing and even MORE you like to swing like a big girl, but you've just recently been able to sit up enough to enjoy it for hours.
You love to say hi to your toes on a regular basis and give them a long squeeze when you do. 
When you "talk" it's sort of a gurgly singing. I love to talk to you in your language. 
You've tried a few foods lately too. I thought I could make you wait a little longer, but you're so interested and get upset when I don't let you try what I have on my plate. And, I'm not going to lie, it keeps you preoccupied for a few precious moments when we have to run into the store. You're so good at biting and chewing, even without teeth. So far you've had: rice rusks, strawberries, avocado, banana and a pickle(my hair doesn't count). You've loved all of them. I'm pretty sure you're a big food lover like me. 

I never thought I'd enjoy having a girl so much, but the longer I have you the more I love it. Little girls are so fun and so different from little boys. You're so fragile inside and out. I hope I can make a great childhood for you.
You're FIVE months old already, it goes by too fast but I can't wait to see the little lady you'll turn into. Just stay small a while longer (please).

1 comment:

  1. 5 months! OhmygoodnessNO! Not fair, these little babies grow up so quickly.