Thursday, April 7, 2011

a year and a half

I would really like to know where the time is going and how our baby girl is a year and a half young already. It was two years ago this month that we found out we would be welcoming a baby girl into our heart and home. It is mind blowing to look back and see how far we have come. From a tiny 6.8 pound baby who was sick for the first 4 months of her life with a horrible infection to a 25.8 pound girl who is extremely healthy and is calling our names and flooding our hearts with more love than we ever thought was possible. Absolutely incredible!

Kate is quite the entertainer these days. She loves to put on a silly show for those she loves. She will do something funny and then say "ha ha", or she'll smile pretty and show you all her teeth with the goofiest smile you've ever seen and my favorite is when she says hi to all the strangers who pass us by while we shop and she blows them kisses. This kid is SO full of love and life.

Kate has her favorites when it comes to food. Macaroni and cheese is at the top of her list along with turkey dogs, grilled cheese, green beans, peas, sweet corn and melons. She gets her special organic fruit snacks when she does something extra nice and also gets to pick out cookies at Traders Joes every week {with mommas final say of course}. She is drinking about 15 ounces of whole organic milk each day and loves it. She has never had soda or juice and we are going to keep it that way for a long time. She is thriving and we are extremely thankful.

This girl loves to read. We read about an hour a day. It would be longer if it were up to Kate. She loves to be outside and help me in the garden. Kate is into transportation these days thanks to one of her books. She LOVES choo choo trains and points them out all the time since we live by tracks. She waves goodbye to all the airplanes and helicopters that fly over, hilarious! She also loves to go on walks, play at the park, feed the ducks, goosh all the animals that she sees, swim, feed us her fake food, mimic every word we say, pray and spend time with those who love her most.

I mentioned that Kate loves to pray... every night when we sit down for dinner she holds each of our hands and we pray. Sometimes mid meal she will ask for our hands so we can pray again. Also, once she is in bed and all tucked in Chris and I snuggle her and her daddy prays over her. He has been doing this since the day we brought her home from the hospital. It is precious time and hearing our little girl say "a em" at the end completely melts our hearts. We praise the Lord for this sweet blessing and thank Him for sending her to us to watch over and raise.

I could go on and on about the joy that she has filled our hearts with and the hysterics she has us in with the things she is learning to say and do. Pure joy!! We had her 18th month doctor appointment this morning and our girl is 33.5 inches tall which puts her in the 95% range and is 25.8 pounds which put in the 78% range. Her Dr. was amazed to see Kate point out all her body parts when she asked where they were and couldn't believe that she didn't cry when she got her shot. Instead Kate said "thank you, bye bye" and blew her a kiss. She was ready to go.

Oh, Kate Marie. You are the greatest gift. I would do anything for you. You are the littlest love of my life and I am so proud to be your momma! Love you to the moon and back x1000 peanut.

1 comment:

esquiremomma said...

WOW! I can't believe your sweet little Kate is already 18 months old! I love hearing her updates. It is so fun to read them! She and Ava like a lot of the same things...too cute!