Friday, June 1, 2012
My beautiful baby, Squish, is one today. I've been doing that parent thing where I think back to exactly what I was doing a year ago, up until she was born at 3:38 p.m. We have had such a sunny and fun first year. It's amazing how much more relaxed I was with the second. Even in just two years though, baby contraptions and raising ideas have changed. Squish is just gorgeous, all incredibly soft skin and rosy cheeks. She still has tiny feet with delectable toes. Her hair is super-soft, but it is also very thick in the back - I think it might be a different texture than her sisters. She murmurs mama and dada, but I don't think she knows them yet. She makes noises that my mom and I can her pterodactyl noises. Sometimes she will look at me and seem to repeat a word I just said, but surely that can't be. She tries all foods, but at various times has rejected bananas and kiwis. She loves cheese, crackers, strawberries, carrots, squash, eggs, pasta and many, many other foods. She ADORES her big sister - when they first get up in the morning they shriek at each other. I don't know what they are saying, but they are clearly having a conversation. Her face lights up when she sees her daddy and she loves to roll around on the floor with him and when he tosses her in the air. She likes to chew on bath toys and stack blocks. She isn't moving much yet, but when she wants something she finds a way to get to it. She, like her sister, isn't much of a snuggler once they gained head control. But every once in a while she'll nuzzle in and it is the sweetest. She smells like sweetness all the time - strawberries mostly. Probably because a chunk is caught in her neck folds. She has this crazy method of getting around. A combination of roll-sit-flinging that is terrifying and hilarious at the same time. I am deeply, madly in love! Happy Birthday my sweet Junebug!