Dear Snowdrop

Dear Snowdrop,

Today you are 8 months & 6 days old. Today you began to crawl for the very first time! I can hardly believe how big you are now. You’re my little ham. The first time was this morning. We were in the kitchen and your sisters were coloring. They spilled their crayons all over the floor and as soon as you caught sight of them it became your life’s work to get them. You leaned forward from a sitting position and got yourself on your stomach. Then you inched forward, using your toes to push you just an inch or so at a time. We scrambled to pick up the crayons and you never ended up really getting any.

When Daddy came home after fixing some jukebox emergencies I put you on your stomach about six feet away from him. He took out the Piggy Bank that sings and showed you the coins and made the pig sing. You love that toy very much and without much hesitation, you started to crawl ~ one toe, then the other. All the way until you made it! Daddy was very proud, and so was I. You are learning so quickly and getting better at it every day.

You love songs and sometimes we hear you singing along to the words. It’s really pretty funny. Other toys you like are your Mr. Froggy Oggy that sleeps in your bed with you, the rattles, and your building blocks. You also like to play with your sisters’ toys. Sometimes they are okay with that; sometimes they’d rather you didn’t. We have a toy where you can put balls down a slide and it has some songs, etc. You love this toy and can put the balls in the container when I tell you to. You are very smart, my little girl!

Today you did something very funny. You & I were laying on the couch together. You were sitting inbetween my legs. You started crawling around putting your face in the pillow. Then you rolled over and stuck your face in the back of the couch and put your butt up in the air. It reminded me of an ostrich. I called Daddy to come downstairs because I thought you had decided to fall asleep. You were in such a cute position. Daddy thought you looked really cute and when he rolled your body over a bit to check if you were asleep, there you were smirking up at him with a twinkle in your eye! You were certainly delighted by this little game. You had played a trick, a joke, made a funny! We were so surprised by this show of humor! Snowdrop, you were absolutely just the cutest!!

Lately you have been eating things like peas, green beans, sweet potatos, carrots, squash… pears, bananas, applesauce, peaches… You LOVE carrots and peas. Green beans are a favorite, as are sweet potatos. Girl you like to eat, but sometimes you get crabby when you’re eating and it makes it hard to feed you. And frustrating! We just started giving you puffs and you really seems to like those. Still, you wake up to drink a mo-mo around 4am every night. It’s hard on Mommy & Daddy and we really wish you’d learn to sleep through the night. πŸ™‚

At the last dr’s appt, you were in the 26%ile for height and 96%ile for weight!! You are a chunk! Deliciously fat. We have another appointment this week so we’ll see where you are at now. πŸ™‚

You are an easy baby to take out on errands or to the stores. People are always commenting on how beautiful you are and how stunning your blue eyes are. You are pleasant and like to look around and smile at people. Did I mention how easy it is to take you places?

You just started waving “hi” and “bye” to us. It’s more of like a wild paddling in the air ~ but we’ll take it as a wave! Sometimes I swear you’ve said “Hi” and you have also started saying “mamamamamamamamamamama”. Even though I know it’s not for real, it’s still pretty cute! πŸ™‚

You love your big sisters and they love you! We pick them up from school and you are always so excited to see them!

Daddy is begging me to come upstairs as it is late and we are heading to the lake tomorrow EARLY to spend some time with your Gigi & Papa.

We love you very much Snowdrop! You are our little girl and we are so proud of all the things you do! Love you Bunny!

Love, Mommy πŸ™‚


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