Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I'm a bad blog owner

It has been over a month since my last blog...please forgive me!! Life has been crazy busy with the onset of nicer weather. We've been spending time with family and friends, grilling, playing softball, taking long walks, swimming and lying under the trees with our princess. Also...I've been working hard to get Sweet Sentiments off the ground. I just got my first big order yesterday...150 candy bars!! I'm so excited! I've done about 5-6 small orders and things are going well. On to less boring topics...

In a few short weeks our little princess will be turning 1! I'm excited and sad all at the same time. I just can't believe how fast she has grown and what a little person she is! Jaelynn is a very spirited little girl...read...ornery....but we wouldn't have it any other way. Saturday marked her first attempt at pulling up and it was successful. Now she enjoys pulling up on most anything and standing and clapping. Another new development....attempts at crawling! She has been scooting on her bottom for about a month. I really need to get that on tape because she is just so funny. Sunday she got on all fours and started rocking back and forth and was able to move...just a little! And of course she is still chattering up a storm. New favorite phrases...No and what sounds like Mine. Also momma and dadda. It has been about 3 weeks now since we made the switch to whole milk and no bottle. She actually gave up the bottle without a fight. Just one more step to becoming a big girl!

I count my blessing every day for our little girl. Jaelynn is truly the light of my life. I tip toe into her room at night and stand by her crib and just watch her sleep. She is untouched by this world and I wish I could keep her this safe forever. As we begin thinking about expanding our family I look back and hope that I have remembered everything from Jaelynn's first year. I look at her now and can still feel her kicking me just days before giving birth. I watch her climb on her swing and remember how tiny she was when we first put her in there. When she falls asleep on Kevin I can still see the newborn that fit so nicely on his chest...now she sprawls halfway across his body. I remember waking up in the middle of the night to nurse and realize I didn't mind it that much. As she gets older I start to forget about the hours of crying and the sleepless nights. I forget how big I was the last few weeks I carried her. She is becoming my big girl.....she is almost officially a toddler......God help us all.......

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