01 March 2012

the big 1-1

well, i'm behind on this post. which means that in just two short weeks, my little baby will be one year old. holy moly. i can't think about that now, tho. i have two more weeks to be in denial about it. ;)

what can i say about our little lady? well, i do have to admit that she's got a bit of a flair for the dramatics. i am certainly intrigued with where exactly this will end up, in terms of her ever-changing personality. for now she is mastering the fake-cry and one short, high-pitched scream to get my attention. if i don't give her the attention she's looking for, after a little while she just crawls away and starts playing with her toys. she can be quite the little faker. it's easy to spot, though. when she really needs something, trust me, you'll know.

she is almost 19 lbs and around 29 inches long. still a little peanut. she fits in 9 and 12 month clothes. and she is still in size 3 diapers.

ruby's absolute favorite pastime is reading books. with us or on her own, she just loves them. she melts my heart the way she turns the pages and points at the pictures and words. ruby also really seems to like singing and has started babbling away something that sounds a heck of a lot like "up above the world so high" when i'm singing "twinkle, twinkle" to her. talk about making her mama proud. singing and reading? oy, i've died and gone to heaven. :)

right now, ruby has her second tooth coming in. as a result, her sleep has kinda sucked at times, but in an odd twist, she's also slept through the night twice in the last month. which is total bananas. and i thank my lucky stars every time she does it. someday when she's done having colds, getting shots, going through growth spurts, mastering gross and fine motor skills, and getting teeth, maybe she will sleep all night.

she is not doing much new talking that we can understand. she is very good at waving and saying "bye-bye" and also "mama", of course. that's pretty much all she consistently says. she tries to say "dad" but not as often. mostly she babbles and yells, which is equally entertaining.

she destroys our house and keeps us up at night, interrupts most phone calls, and i almost never get the chance to pee in peace. but we wouldn't want it any other way. she pretty much rocks.
(ruby's recently become interested in putting all my clothes and scarves around he neck
and wearing them around the house. it's pretty hi-larious.)

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