It is hard to believe that you have now been with us for longer than I was pregnant with you. I felt such a bond with you prior to you even being born, but it is amazing how quickly that bond has grown once I was able to see your handsome face and experience your ginormous personality!
To say you have personality is an understatement! You are curious and persistent and cuddly and silly. You make me smile with you every action. You are always on the go, discovering new things every day like pots and pans and toilet water and the phone. You ride around on my back experiencing the world with new eyes. And the hair pulling, oh the hair pulling!
You are standing unassisted now, and using the objects all around you to scale and push. You will be running before we know it. You love to "clean up", constantly closing cupboards and doors behind us. Everything has a place in your world. You fear the vacuum, though!
We have spent our first whole day apart from each other this month. Mommy and Daddy got to go out for a child-less Valentines day dinner while you spent the day with Grandma and Papa. We will have to entertain the idea of us spending even more days apart, as you will soon be a year old and I will be heading back to work. I am blessed to be spending this year with you, and promise that I don't take a single moment for granted, because all too quickly, that moment has passed.