My beautiful baby was born 365 days ago. (In reality on the 17th, but I'm really behind on my postings and I meant to post this on April 17th-- on her bday). She has made our family of 3 into a family of 4. She has brought us so much happiness. I have kissed those chubby cheeks countless times. I have falling in love with her everytime I look into her deep blue eyes. Her smile captivates every stranger at Target and cashier at the grocery store. She loves been carried and I would carry her and snuggle with all day if I could. This past year has flown by...I guess that's what's happened when your a 2nd child. So glad for blogging! I can relive so many moments of my precious Vivian.
WHAT??!!! How did this happened? Really...my baby girl is almost 1 year old. I don't think I can handle not having a baby anymore--technically, she will be a toddler once she turns 1 year old (but will be my baby forever!)
These 11 month pix were very difficult to take. This baby would just not stay put. I took several pix and these were the best ones I was able to take. Vivian is non stop all day. She explores the entire house. Loves been in my pantry. Loves been held A LOT! Feeding is a challenge sometimes. She is very picky. For breaksfast she likes eating toast. She won't eat anything homemade. She only eats store bought baby food. She still loves baby cereal. She likes yogurt and can eat 1/2 of the big containter in one meal. She can't get enough of Ritz crackers. I guess it must feel good in her gums. She has only 2 teeth (bottom) and today I found one on the top coming in. She despises getting her diaper changed and be dressed. She loves hitting two objects together. It's one of her fav things to do. She follows her sister around. They are so cute playing together! We recently moved her into her nursery, but now she cries everytime we put her down for naps and at night. She has been sleeping in the office for the past 4 months (since we've moved to the new house) b/c I was afraid she would wake up Jacqueline and vice-versa. Hopefully she will get use to her new room and stop crying. She only cries for about 5-10 min. Not bad. But it was nice when we would put her down and she would roll over and fall asleep w/o fussing.
Vivian loves to climb stairs. I thought might as well teach her and let her practice. I did the same with Jacqueline and very early on she was a pro going up and down.
She lied. I smelled a suspicious scent and asked her: "Did you poop?" And with a very guilty face she answered: "NO!" I found the evidence and realized that my girl had lied to me for the very first time. This will prob be the first and last time she will ever do this, right??!!!!
Lately she has said so many funny things that if I don't start writing in the blog, I'll sure forget them. If there is one way God keeps us humble is by blessing us with children. The other day I had just woken up and haven't even brush my teeth yet, had a bad cold and my mouth piece was still in my mouth. I went to get her out of her crib and started a conversation with while holding her and speaking very closely to her. She looked at me and said: "Coco, phew"! (Coco it's poop in Portuguese). I was horrified, but thought it was hilarious. Kids have no filter. I better start brushing my teeth, so I don't hear that again!!
On Friday, a lady rear ended me and she said: "It's ok, Mommy, Car broken. Car get fix". How sweet is that?
Every day she says new words and is now even saying complete sentences! (like this morning: "I'm not sleepy. I want out!" (meaning out of the crib--I was watching her throught the bathroom door, but she couldn't see me). I love that she can communicate both in English and Portuguese. She talks to me in Portuguese and speaks to Kyle in English. I'm so excited that all my hard work is starting to pay off. I really hope both our girls will grow up to be fully bilingual.
I'm living the happiest time of my life. I'm married to the man that I've prayed for and I'm the mother of 2 beautiful tiny little people who have invaded my heart the moment that I laid my eyes on them. I would eat cake every day if I could. I love feeling clean and sometimes event take a shower before working out or going to the beach, I sleep with an "eye sheet", I love smelling my husband, I love coffee with tons of cream, my guilty pleasure is watching Teen Mom and reading "trash" magazines, I have phobia of frogs, I pop my knuckles, love the smell of clean laundry,I often misplace my car keys, phone and wallet. I wish I was more patient. I hope my children one day will accept Jesus as their Savior. I blog because I love taking pictures of my children and writing about what I don't want to forget.