My baby's growing up! She took her first step on June 2nd. Didn't get pictures or video of it, but both Brandon and I were there. I must admit, I would have been pretty upset if Brandon had seen it and I hadn't. She had been trying for a week or so and I told Brandon he'd better not encourage her if I wasn't around. I didn't want to discourage her, but I want to see all those firsts. I missed her being born, and I refuse to miss anything else!
I know, sounds strange that a mom could miss her kid being born, but I was under general anesthesia and slept through the whole thing. No "It's a girl" or hearing the first cry. It kind of, well, really (really) bothered me for awhile. I had to stop watching A Baby Story on TLC because it would make me so sad. I am pretty much over it, and just enjoying the now with her.
She is so much fun. That sounds so strange coming from me. Used to be the only thing I thought about kids was straight jackets and duck tape. Yet, I find myself missing her sometimes when I go to bed or she is napping. Other times (like when she screams bloody murder every time I walk away, even when her dad is there) thoughts of duck tape try to slip back in.
She loves the camera. Anytime I bring it out she gets excited and wants to stick her face right in it. And the best part is chewing on the strap. Silly girl! Her newest "thing" that she does all the time is sticking her tongue out. I don't know if it's from teething (seems like she's been teething for 3 months with no teeth to show for it), or she just likes licking her chin. She's only 9 months and has so much personality! I can't wait to see what the years bring and who she turns out to be.