Monday, July 24, 2017

Becca's Journal

Today I was folding laundry and saw Becca's journal sitting on the nightstand. The laundry is folded and still needs to be put away, but I forgot about it for a moment as I pored through it's contents and Becca naps peacefully. Its almost a guaruntee that I will get teary eyed, or even have a good cry when I look back in this journal. I started writing in it the day we found out we were expecting, and have continued. I wrote throughout my pregnancy, sometimes every day. I told Becca my hopes, dreams and prayers for her, how much her Daddy and I love her, and even sometimes what we were having for dinner. I wrote about how I couldn't wait to meet her, to see her beautiful face and look into her sweet eyes. I told her how much we anticipated her arrival. I even told her my fears and worries. The entries have been few and far between since Becca has been born...not much time for writing anymore. But I wanted her to have something to look back on...that special, treasured keepsake, a book of letters written to her. Today I look back to the day we got a positive pregnancy test, the day we found out she was a girl, and a few weeks after she was born when I finally got a chance to write. And as I think back on each of these moments in time, reading what I wrote to my daughter I can feel the joy, the excitement, the tears, the pain, the relief, the love. I am so glad that I have these precious memories. Becca is about to turn a year old - I can't believe it - which means she won't be a baby anymore. She is turning a new chapter in her life. While I am excited for all the new changes and seasons ahead, I can't help but be a little emotional that the baby season is ending. I want to treasure each moment... Becca is already growing up too fast!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Becca - 11 Months

18 days till Becca turns one!! How can this be possible?
Becca has been making so many new discoveries in the last weeks. Some of her newest feats are blowing kisses, playing peek-a-boo, and waving (she's been waving off and on for a while, but she does it all the time now).
Becca loves water of all forms....drinking it, playing in it, splashing. So she loves her new kiddie pool from Grammie and Grampa! It's been so fun to take her out and watch her splash around and have so much fun. Becca loves being outside. If she's a little upset, getting outside in the sunshine cures all! She takes everything in and loves to watch the cars go by. She loves big, loud trucks!

It's easy to get caught up in the day to day stuff, changing diapers, feedings, cleaning up, naps, fussiness, and sometimes a really rough day, but when I really stop and think, I am in awe of this little girl. She does something absolutely amazing every day. She is so smart, so silly, so beautiful. I love her with all my heart!
How can it be that it's been a year since she was born? It seems like it was just yesterday, and yet I can't imagine a day without her in our lives. It all seems surreal that a year has almost come and gone! 

I am looking forward to all the new things ahead for Becca. She is so very close to walking. She has taken about a step and a half, but still hasn't gone farther than that. It'll be very soon!