Posted on July 5, 2011
Something about having a second baby has made these precious baby days fly by more quickly than I ever imagined they could. I can not believe my little Junebug is going to be ONE in less than a month. I just want to freeze time … or seriously slow it down to a crawl, so I can really savor each and every moment of Eliza’s babyhood. I feel ridiculously cheesy when I think about how so in love with life I am because of these girls. Things that others roll their eyes at or are so “commonplace”" it would bore them to tears to hear me talk about them just make me feel like I’m walking on air. For instance, Junebug has said her first words … book, baby, mama and bed (actually, we think she said Go Bed after I yelled to Scott and Addie three times, “We are going to bed, are you guys coming??” I shook my head and asked Eliza if she was ready and she just said, “Go Behh??” Thinking it just a fluke, I said, “Do you want to go to bed? And she replied, “Beedd.” This makes me so excited I do a little happy dance and twirl her around, sing “We go beehhh … we go beeehh … mama and June go beehh now!” all the way down the hall. Don’t even get me started on how freakin’ cute it is when she says “baby.” She says, “baaaaaa-Behh” with an ending so high pitched only the doggie can hear it. And she says it so lovingly and with such emotion – she calls dolls, animals and her big sis “baaa-Behh.” Melts my heart every time.
Oh, and the kisses … those sweet, give it her all, open mouth kisses! The first time I was granted one of those sweet, slobbery kisses I spent the next 20 minutes alternately asking for more kisses and calling all my family and best friend telling them about just how loving and genius my baby is for giving kisses. LOL! And she doesn’t just dole them out whenever she is asked … more often than not a request for a kiss is met with her chubby little hands in your face firmly pushing your obtrusive lips away from her. Which makes the times she does grant you a kiss even more special – and then when she looks up while you’re reading to her, takes your face in her tiny hand and goes in to
eat kiss you all on her own initiative, well that is just plain amazing, like pick me off the floor amazing because my heart completely melted.
She has also started grabbing books and bringing them to me, climbing back into my lap saying, “boook,” with a barely there “k” sound. Oh, how I adore snuggling and reading with her … her eyes exploring the pages and soaking it all in, her squishy little foot wiggling it’s way onto the pages no matter what and her teeny hands turning pages.Her favorite game is still peek-a-boo of any variety. A couple months ago she started doing peek-a-boo all on her own, grabbing any handy piece of fabric, raising it above her head and then snatching it away to surprise us as we acted confused, asking where Eliza hasd gone. I just love seeing her with her arms held straight up and a mischeivous smile on her face because she thinks she has tricked us yet again while she waits to pop out again. She does this behind the coffee table as well … holding the top, making a little sound to let you know the game is on and when she catches your eye she’s gone in a flash. She keeps hold of the table while squatting low to the ground and then pops back up again.
A couple peek-a-boo games … (and I know to anyone not her mommy or daddy these are insanely boring … but I just cant help myself when it comes to these girls!). And, yes, that is my iMac with a Blue’s Clues clip playing back there … not a regular occurrence, but without TV we sometimes put something on via Hulu as a treat.
So sorry for the low quality GIF file … doing a little retro look here (reminiscent of My Space) since I didn’t want to bombard you with too many pics at once (I’ve been shooting like mad lately, so there are lots of images to share from all our sessions).
And she is so adept at walking that she nearly breaks out in a run many times. She started walking later than we expected just at 10 months (Addie was 8.5 months, but much more wobbly), and now there is no stopping her. However, since we have hard wood floors here, carpet is her kryptonite. See these videos for my case in point (and I swear daddy hadn’t ben sharing any beer with her … she was just very excited and very unused to carpet, lol).
Next up … Eliza June in her new gladiator sandals … and nothing else. I so hope she doesn’t disown me for taking these some day. But that sweet, roly-poly angel body that is just changing much too fast for my taste has to be preserved in photos. And I saved all our full bum shots for just us, and carefully covered her with a digital loin cloth. Now, I just want to know why those darling rolls in the buff with nothing but gladiator sandals on just isn’t as cute on me!
Those knee creases can hold credit cards … seriously, I tested it! I don’t need to carry a wallet anymore! LOL!
Loin cloth courtesy of mommy, so she doesn’t hate me (too much) for these some day.
Look at those thigh muscles!! No wonder she can walk and climb so early and so easily!! Must be all those peek-a-boo squats! And her face looks so weird here I think it was the light/shadows.
And we should wrap this up with at least a few non-embarrassing, very random images …
Always warching what big sis, Adeline is doing …
Addie and her bud, Emi, giggling and telling secrets. We enjoyed an evening in Portland with Emi and her dad, taking the girls to see the Broadway play, Mary Poppins (which was really great, btw).
And the girls giggling and having fun together.