Once so small and so dependent on us. You always wanted to be cuddled in our arms. Some days you would want to be able to look out and see the world, so your Daddy would prop you up in the corner of the couch, as it was the only way you would take a bottle. We even had a stretch of time where the only way we could get you to feed was if you were in your bouncy chair, and we propped the bottle on the toy bar. You would sometimes put your little hands on the bottle but would never hold it yourself. Not yet. Eventually you wanted back into our arms, but you also wanted to look out and about. So we still would have to sit you in our laps so you could look out and see everything. I loved this time spent with you, it’s the only time you were ever really still and calm. I’d often rest my head on yours. You smell like honey. One can’t help but notice this when you are cuddled up in their lap.
Today though you wanted to do it all yourself. No more Mommy holding the bottle for you. The last picture is of my view a little while ago, right before your nap this afternoon. My stubborn, strong willed, independent girl. I hope you always have this incredible confidence you show me on a daily basis. My little girl is fast approaching being one. Where have the past 10 months gone. Its gone all too quickly.
Slow down little girl, it’s Mommy who is trying to keep up with you today.