Monday, December 29, 2008

My dearest Makenna..

My dearest Makenna Rae,

Today, you turned one!! I cannot believe how quickly this year has gone by! It feels like it was yesterday that we were holding you for the first time. You came so quickly that Dr VanZant didn't even make it to the hospital before you were born. The nurses caught you because you quite literally popped out of me! When they held you up, you looked just like your Nanny (your paternal great-grandma). You were also born on your Nana Rue's birthday, as well as your 2nd cousin Lauren.

You love to play with your brother, giggle, and "attack" stuffed animals by biting their noses! You aren't walking just yet, but as of Saturday, December 27th, you've shown interest in moving those legs, and I'm sure that you'll be toddling around soon! You weighed 19 lbs today when we went to the doctor. (this was for a sick baby visit-You have yet another ear infection. You're well baby 1 yr old check up is on Jan 5th) You are starting to eat table food, but have the "take it or leave it" attitude towards food. You love your bottle, and we're attempting to make the switch from the bottle to the cup, but it's "slow goings".

You were dedicated to the Lord at Englewood Baptist on Sunday, December 28th, 2008, and we vowed to continue to raise you in the way of the Lord, to teach you the Bible not only in word, but in deed as well. We are so honored to be chosen to be your parent, and we cannot wait to see you grow into the person God has created you to be.

I love your sweet smile, your amazing laugh, and your calm demeanor. You make us smile, you make us laugh, and I treasure each moment with you! My dearest little ladybug, "I will love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I am living, my baby you will be!" HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY!!

1 month old (well, 5 weeks, but it's close!)
3 months old *video*