It seems like I blinked and you became a toddler. You used to let me hold you in my arms and rock you to sleep. Now, you demand that I put you in your crib and leave you be. You used to eat anything I put into your mouth. Now, you have definite opinions about the food you eat (I still don't understand your hatred for potatoes or mac 'n cheese). You used to let me change your diaper with little or no fuss. Now, you protest and squirm like I'm punishing you.
You have become this vibrant little person who acts goofy and laughs and dances. You're inquisitive and interested in the world. You no longer eat books; instead, you make mommy and daddy read them to you over and over again, even as much as five times in one sitting. You try to talk using words now. In fact, you use the following words and phrases on a daily basis:
- Up (used for both up and down)
- Elbow (for "Elmo" on Sesame Street)
- I did
Sometimes you look so grown up. And sometimes, you look so small in this big, big world. My cup runneth over. Love you, baby girl.