You are still eating well. Lots of finger foods, but maybe getting pickier about some fruits and vegetables. You’ve figured out your drinking cups (for the most part, it’s still a wet process). And you’ve had a little bit of real milk mixed in with your formula.
This upcoming weekend (a long one) you’ll have your first overnight without us. Or maybe I should say, we’ll attempt to survive our first overnight without you because I’m about to cry just thinking about it. You get to stay with Grammy and Pops and your aunties Lucy and Lilly while Momma and Dadda go on a little trip to a wedding and to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. You really like your relatives, and I’m so glad we moved closer so you could have more love and more of them involved in your day-to-day life.
You are starting to point to things and baby jabber about them. I had the vacuum out during your nap, and you were very interested when you woke up (though you don’t like the noise at all). Loud noises scare you and you cry. Last night, I set the car alarm off stupidly, and you cried so hard. I’m sorry, darling. We checked out a Baby Einstein My First Signs video from the library last week, and you love the puppet show segments in it. You pay so much attention and shriek when they are coming on. The other day I played through just the puppet segments all together, and you sat absolutely still in my lap watching while I clipped your fingernails (!).
In the past few days, you’ve started to give kisses again. It is absolutely the best thing ever. If I ask “Can Momma have a kiss?” you’ll reach out and grab my face with your little hand to pull it close and slobber all over (sometimes). I love you Jaye.