Oh my little Ladybug it's been entirely too long since Momma wrote to you! But you've grown into this terrorizing young toddler... or is it grown baby? Who knows? Either way you're still too little and not walking to be a toddler but you are much to big and independent to be called an infant or baby! You're starting to stand on your own for brief moments and I get the feeling that LONG before your first birthday you will be a toddler!! You are honestly the love of my life in a way I could never have anticipated! Before you were born the song that made me cry as I listened to the words was "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey. It was so true! I know that Mariah was talking to a boyfriend of some sort but those words just stood out to me... they were exactly what I felt when I thought about the fact that if you were a week overdue you had just missed Christmas!
And now I (re)found a song that is song by Evan and Jaron aka Lifehouse called "Crazy for this Girl" and GEEZ again I know that our situation isn't exactly what they're talking about but Ladybug I also know that I'm feeling that crazy for you even if it is a different type of crazy all together! I imagine that you think to yourself "Momma, go away, I got this" and I KNOW you do and I stand back and fight the tears as I watch you figure it out but I just could sit and watch EVERTHING you do and see your gears going and know that you're too smart for your own good... or mine!!
You are now saying "Uh, Oh" and repeating "Ha, Ha, Ha" you know how to shake your head no and this has replaced shaking it yes at all! You officially started to clap and wave bye bye just yesterday. And if you don't feel anybody but me watching you'll blow kisses. But you do it unlike any baby I've ever known! They all do the hand motion and don't actually kiss, but you my little Ladybug, you make the kissy noise and say forget the hand!! It's completely adorable and utterly you!
You are down to one nap a day and I try to make it in the middle of the day or else you're tired at 7/730 and bedtime is between 9 & 10!! That way Momma can sleep in!! LOL I can't go to bed at 7/730 and I just don't wanna get up at 7/730 but I would if I had too!!
Ladybug you are my greatest accomplishment and I can't wait to continue to watch you grow and change into the great woman I can see in my dreams of you! Time has gone so fast and I just know that it's not going to slow down anytime soon!
We just found out you are going to be a cousin soon and I hope that all is well with Lil Baby "A"--We'll have to come up with a better nickname for him/her but for now that will work. And in the next couple of months you'll be a big sister as we are going to be trying to have a little brother/sister for you. I hope you two can be close and be the best of friends! I absolutely love the thought of you helping me teach the baby to talk and all that comes with it! But for now I'm just cherishing me teaching you!!!
The words to the Songs I was talking about!!
All I want for Christmas is you-chorus
I don't want a lot for Christmas
There's just one thing I need
I don't care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I don't need to hang my stocking
There upon the fireplace
Santa Claus won't make me happy
With a toy on Christmas day
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is you
Evan and Jaron
Crazy for this girl-Chorus
Would you look at her
She looks at me
She's got me thinking about her constantly
But she don't know how I feel
And as she carries on without a doubt
I wonder if she's figured out
I'm crazy for this girl