Thursday, August 20, 2015

Celine Evelyn: The Toddler

My dearest Celine-y,

How has this year gone by so fast?! It seems like just yesterday I was fighting the Benadryl and painkillers to stay awake and alert enough to hold you and stare at your little swollen face just hours after my surgery to get you here. I cannot believe how much you have changed and I can't wait to see you become more truly and beautifully yourself.

You are a sassafras, a drama queen, and you love being the center of attention when you're doing your tricks ("so big," peekaboo (one handed), waving, clapping, blowing kisses, snuggling, taking your pacifier out on command, and some other ones I can't think of. 

You are thisclose to standing on your own, and when you get distracted enough you let go of the couch/coffee table/us and play with both hands. You are getting so much braver every day! You love to explore, and it seems like we are constantly chasing you around the house and making sure you aren't eating things off of the floor (thanks for the accountability to keep it cleaner), grabbing power cords, or pulling things out of cupboards.

You love to be around people and you are more than eager to smile and wave at pretty much anyone who makes eye contact with you. I wish I could still be that brave and carefree in public. Your bright eyes and big smile (sporting still just the two bottom teeth) light up a room.

Celine Evelyn, you are the light of our lives. I know you'll probably be snuggling with us much less as you get more energy and more of your feisty personality shows, but know that our arms are always, always open. Things will change a lot next month when your sister is born, but don't forget that our love for you always grows. I can't wait to experience the toddler years with you, little girl. We love you oh so very much!

Love love love,

Mommy and Daddy

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