Its good to have Maggie back.
After two weeks of congestion, fever, a secondary ear infection, antibiotics, a rash from the antibiotics, new antibiotics, a rash from the new antibiotics, loads of doctor visits, lots of sleepless nights, and too many snot-soaked tissues, she has finally returned to her cheery self.
Little one, we missed you.
April also brought play dates, grandmothers, sunshine, swings, bubbles, and practice walking.
What more could we ask for?
Here's hoping that May will bring flowers. Lots and lots of flowers.
And giggles. Lots and lots of giggles.
...weighs 20 pounds.
...wears 12-18 month clothes.
...loves feeding herself peas, crackers, banana, cheese, and bread. Favorite food? Still avocado.
...crawls only when she is unable to walk. She uses her walker as much as possible and has even learned to turn it. She has also learned to walk while holding on to Mommy or Daddy with only ONE hand.
...couldn't get enough of Por Por (Grandma Turner) when she came to visit!!!
...has become more snuggly!
...gives kisses and bumps foreheads.
...can no longer sit through entire books -- too much to do!
...gets so excited about taking a bath.
...had her first play date and seemed fascinated with someone else her own size (thanks, Layla!)!
...got sick for the first time :-( But she pulled through and dealt with it very well. I think it was harder on the parents...
...points here, there, and everywhere with that adorable index finger. She seems to have conversations with herself wherein she points at different things and makes emphatic guttural noises. She also babbles. But no intelligible words as of yet.
Here's a little Mother's Day story for you entitled The Mystery of the Disappearing Tulip: