I said it first, I knew it would happen… I would start this blog and have commitment to it for a limited amount of time and then abruptly stop writing. Was it on purpose? Did I mean to stop? No, I posted that last post on May 15th and never would have thought it would be the last post for 4 months. I missed writing in this blog, missed writing about the memories… BUT I was living the memories 🙂
So much has happened and changed in the last four months. My baby has turned in to a toddler and with that change my heart broke, she left the baby stage and walked head strong into being a toddler. It is truly amazing to watch every day how much she changes, how much she grows, and how much she learns. She is so many things, so many things that I want her to be and in so many ways more then I ever thought she would be already at this young age. I am so proud of her and each time I look at her, if I don’t control it well, my eyes will flood with tears… tears for loosing my baby, tears for how wonderful she is, tears for the amazing bond I have with her, and tears of being a proud mommy when someone compliments her and how smart she is. She is SO smart, I knew that babies progressed at an amazing rate and learn everything they need to developmental wise in the first several years, but I had NO idea of the alarmingly fast rate she learns and picks up on things!
A bullet-ed recap of the last four months of Sydney:
- started clapping
- swim lessons, our little fishy girl!
- started to “fake” laugh when others around her are laughing… it was a deep chortle!
- “Walking” around everything and occasionally taking a brave step from one thing to another. She also reached up for everyone’s hands so they could walk her around 🙂
- Finally started scooting/army crawling around
- When Daddy says “I’m going to get you!” she would hysterically laugh and try to get away or hide!
- She made her first trip to Colorado for Grandpa Goebel’s 50th birthday and loved the mountains!
- Said “Dada” on Daddy’s birthday (6/7)
- Really began babbling A LOT
- Great Guh taught her how to stick her tongue out!
- Made her 2nd trip to Colorado with Grammy and her Uncles and Meg… went up to Pike’s Peak, Garden of the Gods, Royal Gorge, and played in a creek
- Started “Clicking” her tongue in imitation of giving kisses
- Started snubbing baby food for people food
- Started drinking out of a straw and only want straw sippy cups
- Developed an onry grin with her 4 front teeth
- 6/26. She pulled herself to standing in her crib for the first time that Mommy caught her and was grinning wildly when Mommy walked in!
- Took 4 steps on the 4th of July!
- Began standing unsupported all the time
- Started leaning her head back and looking at the ceiling whenever anyone says “Whoaaaa” and she still does!
- Started fist pumping to music and bobbing her head up and down in time with the beat
- Started only wanting to feed herself 🙂
- LOVES to go swimming and gets angry when taken away from the water!
- She stood, balancing, on one foot while holding on to the couch and was quite pleased with the reaction she got!
- Said “Duck”! to request her ducky book be read
- Took 9 steps and then quickly started WALKING everywhere!
- Started using a spoon to eat
- Started pointing with her index finger and everything and saying “uh?”
- When asked “Where’s Sydney?” she started pointing to herself!
- Had her FIRST birthday party and was a shining star at her Cupcake Party!
- Starting really acting like a big girl toddler!
- Started to stacking blocks
- Started throwing and kicking things
- Starting to take trash she finds around the house to the trashcan and throwing it away!
- “Talking” all the time and asking questions in her baby words
- She will walk to her bedroom and stand at her crib when you ask her if it’s time for a nappie (but only when she is actually tired and ready for a nappie)!
Okay, this is long enough for a 1st post back to the blogging world… I am going to try my hardest to continue to update but if you don’t hear from me for a little while it’s because I am enjoying every moment of being with my daughter, because, she is growing up WAY TO FAST!