It’s hard to believe that just one year ago we were waiting anxiously in an operating room wondering what our daughter would be like. In the past year you have opened our hearts and made our family more complete than we could have ever imagined. You have taught us so many things that we would’ve never learned had it not been for your beautiful little face gracing our lives. You’ve taught us patience, humility, compassion but most of all, you’ve showed us what it is to love unconditionally.
You are moments away from walking. You are a pro whizzing around the house with the aid of something holding you up. With a little more courage we’re sure you will have it in no time. You love to dance standing up. You’ll stand in the middle of the kitchen and bob up and down, waving your arms around crazily to the music.
You demand constant applause every time you do anything you feel worthy of praise. And my oh my how you have started talking and using words. You like to say “Da-Da” and “Ma-Ma” a lot. We’ve noticed you call one or the other depending on who is changing you. When Mommy is changing you you call for “Da-Da” but when Daddy’s changing you you will call for “Ma-Ma.” We can also tell that you are understanding more and more when we talk to you. And your babbling is beginning to sound as if you’re putting together sentences.
We celebrated your first Christmas where you were spoiled rotten and so excited you skipped both your naps for the day. You must be a growing girl, since you sleep for a solid 11 hours at night with two hour plus naps on a daily basis.
This first year has been a whirlwind of an experience getting to know you and watch you blossom. I can only imagine the amazing woman you are bound to become and can’t wait to come along for the journey. We love you more than anything in this entire world and consider ourselves blessed to be your parents.
All our love,