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 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.
Love love love,
Mommy and Daddy