Thursday, May 20, 2010

Happy 14th Month Birthday!!

Today our little girl is now 14 months old!! I'm almost ashamed to admit this, but I used to think it was strange that parents would tell their baby's age by "months". However, now I celebrate every month we have our baby girl!!

We missed the first year of her life and I'm making a point to celebrate each milestone. With each month that passes, we are amazed at how much she has learned. She is not the same child we brought home seven weeks ago. A friend predicted Mercy would be like a flower opening before our eyes and she was right!

Today I celebrate and praise God for bringing Mercy to us!

She's come a long way in just seven weeks:
  • sitting without tipping over
  • crawling
  • eating baby food
  • pulling up on furniture
  • self feeding finger foods
  • drinking from a sippy cup
  • gained 2.5 pounds
  • climbs in her little chair
  • claps her hands
  • plays peek-a-boo
  • blows kisses
  • signs "all done"
  • cheers at the end of mealtime prayer
  • two new teeth
  • raises her arms when she wants to be held

She has stolen our hearts with those big beautiful eyes and sweet smile. When she wraps her tiny little arms around my neck, I simply melt. I never knew love would be like this. It's better than I ever imagined it would be.

Thank you for walking along this journey with us.