Wednesday, August 17, 2011

happy 17 months!

Today Julianna is 17 months old! Time flies... it really does. Our Julianna has completely changed our lives in the past 17 months. She's showed us what a true, beautiful blessing children are. She's just amazing and I thank God for her every day.

Julianna is growing and learning so much! She's loves to talk to us! So far she says these words regularly: mama, dada, Josh, juice, JuJu, ni ni (night night), bye bye, hey, dog, doggie, duck, baby, and please. She says a few other words occasionally and some of her words don't quite sound like the actual word but I can tell what she's saying.

My favorite thing she does right now is give kisses, without prompting. Every night after I put her pj's home, I hold her close, and I say her prayer. The same prayer I used to say with my mom when I was a little girl.
Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
Watch over me through all the night
And wake me safe by morning light
Amen
She has the same wall plaque with this prayer on her wall that I had growing up. It's very special to me. Well, every night while I was saying her praying, about mid-way through she gives me a kiss. And after I say amen, she say ni ni and gives me another kiss. I tell her I love her and she says it back in her own little way. Melts.my.heart. It's such a special time. It's most definitely a remember this moment!

Julianna is also walking everywhere. No more crawling whatsoever. When she's not walking, she's running! Right now she's still loving baby dolls. She's started rocking her babies and telling them to shhhh. It's so funny what she picks up. She's a good little mommy!

She has also been eating so much better. Meals have been quite a battle with her in the past few months. Food would be thrown on the floor before she even tried it. Now she's trying everything and even clearing her plate most nights at dinner! Fruits, veggies, meats, everything- she's eating it! I hope this lasts!

And I leave you with 2 pictures of our baby girl... one on the way to daycare this morning (I don't think she liked the song) and the other this evening (I think she was trying to escape):


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