Yesterday morning, we tried bananas for breakfast (you ate about 3/4 of it) and you took about 4.5 oz. of a bottle with rice on top of that... growing girl!
We bought a new car! We traded in our 2010 Barcelona Red Toyota Corolla (15,000 miles) for a 2011 Black Amethyst Nissan Rogue (66 miles). It is much more roomier and has lots of "perks!" It has leather a leather interior, with heated front seats, XM Radio, Bose Surround Sound System, Bluetooth, steering wheel controls, GPS Navigation, Keyless entry/start-up, Rearview Back-up camera -- You always do great in the car, falling asleep almost every time you get in, so I'm not sure you even notice the difference (other than we now don't have to drape a blanket over your carseat because we now have tinted windows!!!)
You have gotten heavy enough that I don't even get your carseat out of the car anymore. I now get you out and put you back in every time. Much easier!
We had a scary accident happen at our house! You usually wake up around 6:00 and I let you lay there and talk to yourself for a little bit before it was time for me to get up. I usually get you ready first, and then sit you in your Bumbo seat on my bathroom counter and let you watch me get ready (it mesmerizes you to watch me put on makeup and do my hair). Since it's been warm out (75 degrees in December... really, Mother Nature??), I wanted you to wear a dress and thought you'd be uncomfortable sitting in your Bumbo in a dress, so I decided to get me ready first that morning. However, you had wet through your diaper (something you haven't done in a very long time) so I made a snap decision to change you first instead like normal. We left your Daddy asleep and went into your room. I changed your diaper and had you laying on the bed while I was picking out your outfit for the day when I heard a loud rumbling sound and a very loud shattering CRASH! I immediately picked you up as thoughts of what just happened ran through my head. I didn't know if someone had broken in, if all my china in my china cabinet had fallen over, etc. I heard your Daddy yell "BECCA!" and when I yelled back "What???" He didn't answer. I carried you into the rest of the house to figure out what it was. Turns out, the HUGE wall-to-wall, counter-to-almost-ceiling mirror had come loose from the wall and fallen shattering into what looked like a million pieces. Thank GOD we weren't in there! You and I both had guardian angels looking over us that morning!
You have continued to have a nasty little cough. We took you to the doctor, yes again, because you have such a rattle in your chest. He says it's not in your lungs, and that there really is just nothing we can do for a cough until you're TWO! Bless your heart... :(
You went to see Santa! You really had no reaction, but took a decent little picture. I can't wait to see what you think of him next year!
You love to look at Christmas trees -- especially ones with lots of ornaments. Because we're so busy, we don't have any ornaments on our tree this year other than the one we bought you for your first Christmas (a tradition I want to do with you -- buying you an ornament every year), and the one that your teachers at Learning Safari put on their Christmas tree for you (a red and green plaid bird house with your name on it).
You still suck your thumb and it really melts my heart each and every time you do -- so sweet!
You turn to look at your Daddy & I if someone else picks you up to hold you, not because you're upset but to make sure we're still there. Warms my heart! :)
You love sucking on your toes! Everytime your feet get "free" after being covered up for a while either by socks or by your footed pajamas in the morning, you kick your legs straight up in the air, grab them, and pull your feet in for the kill. You are so flexible!
You still love to be on your back rather than your tummy, and so your head is a little flat on one side, but we're working on that... oops! :)
Your most favorite place to be in this entire world is on the chest of your Daddy or I and there is just no greater feeling in this whole wide world!