Friday, March 26, 2010


Eva has been growing like a weed, (I know such a cliche). But, what else do I say? She can dig through her toy chest and pull out any book. She will sit down with it, open it, and start to read. She will point to pictures and say "Dat, dat," and "ahhhhh."

Last week, Eva got a new duck from Grant's mom and said "Duck" for the first time. Now she will say it when I show her a duck and say it. I say it several times really loud and she does it too!! She even puts the "ck" on the end! "Uh oh" and "Daddy" are two other of her favorite words. Then, even though she has been taking steps here and there for the past month. We now are really walking. She will walk from furniture to furniture across the room, and from Mommy to Daddy. It is amazing. I see her; this little, itty bitty person who almost eleven months ago was barely able to move much on her own. Then came the rolling over, then the sitting up, then the crawling, then standing, and now walking! Nuts!

Eva is so happy and cheery all the time. She will go to anyone, anytime. Her red hair is growing thicker, and redder. She has six teeth and two dimples. I just want to eat her up all the time. Even when we had the throw up bug over spring break and I had to cancel my beach trip with my best friend Beth. (I love you and will make it up to you!) She was so pitiful then, but still didn't cry. She was just weak and laid around on me all the time, which I loved the cuddling.

I love pulling things out of the recycling basket. So busy all the time!

Since I don't get to see her ALLLLL the time, I love every minute with her. She is such a pleasant and busy baby it is easy, but I truly love that I am never tired or needing a break. I can't wait for summer!!! Please hurry!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Ten Months

Eva was ten months yesterday. In two more she will be one year old. OMG! I have been totally taken by surprise at just how fast her personality is growing. She talks and sings all the time. Yesterday when Grant got her up, she didn't quit until I got her in the car for school. Not even to eat. She loves to hold her little pig and Big Bad wolf and talk to them. I think she tries to copy me when I do the Three Little Pigs story for her, by making them talk back and forth. Another thing she loves is books! She will sit and flip the cardboard pages and jabber. Sometimes she will just flip it over and over and make noises. Her favorite is Fairy Colors. It is probably a total of thiry words so I think she will memorize it when she is really talking. Which, oh! At the doctor last week I swear she said "Okay" after the nurse said "Okay." We all were like, what? She still says "Dadda" a lot but I am not sure if it is truly daddy so I have not written it down yet. Our stats as of now are 29 inches long 90% and 18.3 lbs 45% so we are moving up! I can't keep up with making pants though because I already have two pair that are too short. But, I can't make them too long because she is almost walking. Both sets of grandparents swear she has take a step or two with them, but I have yet to see it! I am so not ready for that one. I love my little girl, who already doesn't seem so little anymore. I was carrying her to her bed last night and her long legs were hanging over my arms and her little face looked so much like a toddler. I just cried. I love that she is growing and healthy, but I miss her being itty bitty.

On another note, my girlfriends from college and I all got together last weekend for our yearly reunion. I am so happy to do this every year. This time the girls came to B'ham and we all went to Ross Bridge on Sat. Three ladies got prenatal massages because they are pregnant! We did not know about Ashley until we got there Friday night! It is such a blessing. Chandler is having Addison in a few months and Stacey is having twins this summer! Crazy! We had a shower for them and hung out on Friday. The spa was fabulous and dinner was great, but nothing is better than sitting around and laughing about random things that we all thought we had forgotten about. I really love these girls.


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