You’re getting to be such a big girl these days. It’s so funny to see you start to understand things and imitate what you see. You can clap on command now, and you love to dance. Anytime you hear music, you start waving your arms and wiggling. It cracks me up. You also know things you aren’t supposed to do, and you give us a little grin to see what you can get away with.
Today is really the first day you’re feeling back to better after almost a week of having a high fever and a sore throat, eating very little and not sleeping well. It was the first time you’ve been sick and I hope it is rare, because you scared me! I already know all the rational things people tell me, like all kids get sick and babies are resilient and your little body knows how to fight off illnesses, but all that doesn’t help when I see you crying in pain and don’t know what to do to help you feel better. But today you seem better, and we are so thankful for that.
You are still (normally) such a happy baby, and we still get comments from strangers all the time, mostly because you are such a little flirt. Not shy at all, you’ll wave and smile at the lady behind us in the grocery line or the man in the isle at Lowes. Your favorite person to flirt with though is your cat-brother, Lucious. You love to pet him and anytime you see or hear him, you perk up and say ‘Ti!’ which is your way of saying ‘kitty’.
Physically, it’s been a big month for you. You’re really moving now, and we have to watch you constantly. You can sit up, kneel and even pull yourself up to standing all on your own. You also learned how to climb up stairs when you want to. You’re eyes are still a dark blue-gray, and you still have just six little teeth and sandy blond hair (as much as I wish it was dark like mine!). You’re also still big for your age, and usually people are surprised that you aren’t older.
I can’t believe that my next letter will be for your first birthday, but we can’t wait to see what this next month brings! I love you so much.