Today my baby girl turns 2. 2 years old. How did we get to 2 years so fast? How do I all of a sudden have a walking, talking little person in my house? Where did the baby who was just starting to laugh, who was just starting to crawl, who was just saying her first words go?
2 years later and that sweet little girl has taught me so very much. She’s taught me that it’s ok to just let go and forget about what you’re supposed to be doing and just have fun. She’s taught me that it’s ok to slow down and live life, not to just let life happen.
She looks at life in such a different light. The beauty she sees in the smallest things warms my heart. The discoveries she makes on a daily basis is awe inspiring. To say that I’m a different woman than I was 2 years ago is an understatement. This little person has taught me so much more than I could ever have expected to learn about life, family, love. Oh love. I mean, it is true what they say isn’t it? That you never really know love until you have a child. And whomever “they” are were sure right. Maybe it’s me being a total sap lately but I don’t think I’ve cried because of pure happiness as much as I have in the last 2 years.
Baby A has become such a little lover. Now that she no longer wants to use mommy’s finger as her paci (that’s a post for a whole nother day) we both enjoy our cuddle time so much more. And I have been taking full advantage of the saliva-free cuddles.
These last 2 years haven’t come without their challenges. We have had some tough days. But when we say our prayers and lay her down to bed each night I walk out of her room and forget about the trials from that day.
I guess since she’s not a baby anymore I should think of something else to call her (maybe The Toddler Formerly Known as Baby A? Thoughts?). We’ll start with Little A and see how that goes for awhile.
I was going to do the stats thing and let you know everything she’s doing but she’s really just doing it all so there you go! She’s really become her own little person. Yes she still needs mommy and wants to hold mommy’s hand every chance she gets (love!). But she really is establishing her independence and it’s amazing to watch.
So enought of my ramblings on about how fabulous and wonderful she is (we all know our kids are fabulous and wonderful) here are some pictures from the last year (sorry, I didn’t have a chance to get any off my camera for today so these are all phone pics. Well, almost all.).
And our wonderful photographer gave us a sneak peak at her 2 year photos. So here’s a little peak for you guys.
Happy Birthday my sweet little girl. We love you so very much. And now I’m crying.