You are now a year old. You have been in our world for a year. A whole year. It is almost impossible to believe. This year really has flown by. It is a blur. It is a fun, funny, overwhelming blur.
When we decided to have another baby, we had no idea how lucky we were going to be. We were so lucky to have you as our baby. No other baby could have added such joy to our lives. No other baby could have been a better little sister for our Alma. No other baby could have such such amazing and adorable cheeks.You have grown so much this year. You started out with just 8 1/2 pounds, now you are nearly 20 pounds! You have worked hard to grow so much – you have been a good eater from the start, and you love all the new foods we give you. Your favorites are tomatoes, yogurt, grapes, blueberries, strawberries, pasta, and whatever Alma’s eating.You can walk, but you usually choose to crawl. I think your record for steps is somewhere around 15. You still can’t figure out how to stand up when you don’t have something to help pull up on. I think once you get that figured out, you’ll be running all over the place. As it is now, you’ll follow Alma around all day.
Right now, you want to be held by me all the time. If I put you down, you do this terribly sad thing where you fold in half, with your face on the ground, and cry. If you see me in the room, you pretty much just want me, but as soon as I’m out of your sight, you’re fine with whatever.
You are sweet and precious and adventurous and strong.
You are My Hattie, My Harebear, My Hattie-Boo-Boo, My Hattie Bug Bites, My Harriet.
I love you forever, sweet baby girl,