How big is Peyton?
(please ignore the dinner all over her face!)
Little Peyton is getting not so little! In fact, her new favorite thing is to show us just how big she is!! She must know she's cute, because without any prompting she'll lift her chubby little arms up over her head, grasp her fingers together and smile at us expectantly until we exclaim "So Big!!" which is followed by her little baby belly laughs.
It's fun to watch that personality emerge. As babies, you get a glimpse of what type of kid they'll be—laid back, animated, needy, etc. But there's still a part of you that feels like you don't really know this person, you know about them, but you don't intimately KNOW them. You do stuff for them & love on them, but they don't and can't reciprocate. Now, she's entering a stage where she is starting to give kisses and grab onto me really tight. It might not be a hug, but I know that she needs and wants me! And she does things to make us laugh. Cocks her head to the side and smiles, puts her hands up in the air so we can play "So Big."
It's really fun getting to know this little person who lives at my house!