It is hard to believe that it has been two years since our bundle of joy came to rule our universe. What a special time of getting to know this little person and guess at some of the things she has in store for us.
These are some of the things I have learned about Baby:
Baby is very self-determined; she has been that way since the day she was born. Regardless of the doctors and nurses saying that she needed to sleep on her back, she slept on her stomach- no cradle board for this one! Now that her toddler-ness has set in, she definitely knows her mind and is happy to let you know as well.
Baby loves to explore, but has a cautious side. She will lay back and scope out the whole situation before deciding if she wants to join in. Some people would say she is shy, but I see her as careful. Once she has decided she wants to join in, she is all-in for crazy fun.
Baby remembers everything. You can distract a baby and think the baby will forget what happened a few minutes before- not with our Baby! You may THINK she has forgotten, but a few hours (or a few days) later, she will let you know in no uncertain terms that she remembers everything.
Baby is a techie. Much to Mema’s surprise, Baby can use an I-phone, play Dvds, and takes her own selfies. Enter the new STEM world, Baby. Fortunately, Baby still loves real in-your-hand books as well.
Baby is crazy smart. I am sure every grandma out there thinks their grandbaby is the best and the brightest—–but mine actually is. :) She can count to 12 (and actually count things), knows all her colors and shapes, know opposites, and can read sight words. I love to watch her think something through- it is a grand process. (She does have her pronouns mixed up thinking her name is “you”, as in “do you want a cookie?” and that her mom’s name is “me”, as in “do you want me to get you a cookie?”)
Baby is the boss, but remembers to say please. Baby will say please, as in “move please,” but expects then for her request to be granted. She has no fear about ruling the world; she is a baby with a plan!
Baby has compassion. She has learned to feel sad when she sees someone cry, and often will cry with them. (She can also do the dramatic Disney princess cry with her head encircled by her arms face-down on a table- see Belle or Cinderella). When she sees another child needing help, she does her best to help them. She will even help Simba get away from the hyenas by jumping a lot and saying, “Baby help.” (Mema and Baby do like their Disney). I love this special kind-hearted little girl and look forward to watching what the next year will bring.
A birthday party with singing, dancing, family, friends, and cake is in the works- celebrating love and life and of course, the joy that is Baby!