It's hard to believe in just 5 days, my baby girl is going to be one. She already seems so much less like a baby and more like a toddler every single day. She hardly ever crawls anymore. She toddles around everywhere, and she is getting faster by the day. I'll save all the other fun and toddler-like things she's doing for her "one year post," but each and every day I think to myself, wow, where did my baby go??
Yes she always walks with her hands in the air like that. :)
I always thought that I would want her to stay a baby forever. Ever since I was little I have loved babies. Yes, I loved kids too, but I LOVED babies. And I thought I wanted a baby forever because babies were the best thing in the world. But you know what, as Riley gets older and older, I'm realizing how much fun there is in store for me as she leaves babyhood behind. I don't want her to be a baby forever. I enjoyed her as a newborn. I enjoyed her as a little blob that started to smile, but stayed put when I put her on a blanket. I enjoyed when she started to sit up, and roll over, and scoot and crawl and pull up to stand. I wouldn't fast forward through any of that, but I also don't wish to go back. I am loving each and every new stage with this little bubba, and I know it's just going to keep getting better from here.
Riley signing "more" for me to read to her yet again.