About Dear Bex

This is my place to speak to my daughter. She won't remember these early days in her life, and I want to make sure that I do! Plus, there's just so much I want to say to her and be sure she knows.

February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

I am mortified at how long it's been since I've written here.  I have been so busy at work, so when I get home at night and play with you for an hour then put you to bed, then think about, handle and eat dinner, I just collapse on the sofa and go to bed early.

I have missed documenting the holidays and New Year's Eve (you raked in the loot on Hanukkah and didn't wake up when The Daddy and I cheersed in your room at midnight on New Year's).

I have missed documenting your first birthday, which I will do soon because I can't not.  Suffice it to say for now it was the perfect day - other than it being the 1 out of 365 days that you decided not to take your AM nap!!

I have missed documenting your first steps, but have it on video that I will upload here soon!

I missed writing about your first haircut four days ago, when we gave you bangs that look a bit like a dork / hipster / Carol Brady.

But today is Valentine's Day, and my heart is overflowing with such love for you that I just had to come and write!  You are so. amazing.  You have grown up so much in the past two months, and that is also part of what has kept us so busy!  There's walking, talking, laughing and hardcore playing.  There are towers to be built with blocks, kitchens where you pretend to make soup, baby dolls to be fed with their tiny magic bottles, and endless foods to try!  You love every single fruit, but especially berries.  You love anything Dina makes, mostly lentils, chicken soup and pasta with turkey meat sauce.  And yesterday you apparently ate a FreshDirect Kids Meal that I had gotten myself for lunch, and loved their turkey meatloaf, maple mashed sweet potatoes, corn, carrots and peas!

You are funny, and so smart, and unbelievably adorable.  Your vocabulary is growing by the minute - today I heard baba for bottle, wawa for water / agua, cose for closed, and you're now constantly saying haiiiiiieeeeee for hi and bah-bye... there are animal noises galore of course too! My favorite is quack quack, which you do all the time.

You are my favorite thing, my favorite Valentine girl, and the best person to hang out with.

I love you so much, baby girl!