That is the sound of me crying because your first year is almost over already! Yikes!
Wow, girlie. You are just booming with new developments! Guess who said, "Mama!" for the first time Mother's Day morning while she was snuggled next to me in bed? Yep--you, that's who! I thought it was the perfect gift. More recently, you've actually been saying "Mommy"--probably imitating Alec who picked that up even though no one else in our family uses that term. It sounds pretty sweet to me from both your lips and his.
You're enjoying rice, sweet potatoes, egg yolk, Cheerios, and a few other things, but Cheerios are really your favorite. I think you could eat them all day long! You've got drinking out of a sippy mastered now--no more rivers down your chest. You are now standing up on your own and you do it over and over and over. When I set you down, you prefer to stand up and then sit down. It won't be long and you'll be running all over this place. You're cruising a bit now, too.
You're saying more and more words and it often sounds like you are trying to copy the words that those around you are speaking to you. "Bracelet, pretty, Caden, jump" and many more. You've been a bit restless at night recently. I'm not sure what that's about, but I'm sure it will pass. You're still sunshiney most of the time. You don't want to be held still any more. You want to GO! Unfortunately, your brothers love holding you, so I often hear you screeching to be released because they are "loving" you.
Your hair has grown a few long wisps at the front (what do I do with girl hair?) and has starting curling the tiniest bit at the nape of your neck. I can't wait to see what you look like with more hair. You're beautiful and sweet as ever and we're so glad God sent you to us.