Thursday, March 14, 2013

Dear Maya

Dear Maya,

You are now almost 11 months old. You, for the most part,  are quite the chipper little nugget. You are also, however, quite the firecracker. You don't like to wait for things, you don't like to be left alone in a room (don't get ahead of yourself here, no one goes leaving you in a room for more than a min or so at a time unless it's bed time, in which case, you hate that too), you FLIP out if I am not with you 123% of the time, until only very recently you hated sleeping, you love table food (sausage, hot dogs, meatballs and bananas are your fave), and you're a comedian (you love to make us laugh). You are also VERY brave - nothing scares you and I've had to catch you by your ankles a number of times to prevent you from landing square on your head after attempts at swan diving off my lap, chairs, your changing table, you name it.

You started crawling when you were about 9 months old and you are hitting top speeds now. You can move fast girl, and you've also recently discovered that you can pull yourself up to standing and scale the couch and your toy bin. It'll only be a matter of time before you start walking and then we're really in trouble. Oh, and you have your two bottom chompers - those suckers took a long time to come in, but made their appearance just before 9 months.

A few words you can say - duck, yeah, hi, bye. Duck just happens to be your first word. You have a stuffed yellow duck that you sort of stole from your big sis, and you LOVE it. If someone shows it to you from across the room you'll attempt a superman launch to get to it. It's so funny to hear you say, "Duck, Duck, Duck".

You have proven to be pretty high maintenance too - you have eczema on your cheeks and your poor thing it drives you nuts. :( We have tried everything and I think the only thing that will really help is summer - we're close, but I'm getting sick of waiting, and so are you and your sis. I've discovered that you have reflux, so we've got you on Zantac to help with your eating and sleeping habits. It has made a world of a difference for us and I'm relieved because little baby, you had a ROUGH go at sleeping, let me tell you!!!

You're quite the peanut compared to your big sis at this same age. You're weighing in at just over 19lbs now, and I believe your sis was at least 10lbs heavier at the same age. Figures - so far, you two couldn't possibly be more different than each other (personality wise mostly). You sure do look like Layla did though (less a few lbs)!!

Smalls, as we call you, I love you. When you look at this blog when you're older and ask why there are so many gaps in posts since you've been born, I'll explain it all to you. For now, just know we love you to the moon and back and are so happy to have you and your sis as our daughters!!

Love you,
"Mum mum mum"