Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The Troublemaker

Allow me to introduce my daughter. Isn't she cute? Doesn't she just look like the sweetest thing ever? I just want to scoop her up sometimes and snuggle her and shower her with kisses and tickles. She's incredible. We love her. We'll keep her.

Let me tell you about my daughter. She is, for the most part, quite sweet and innocent. Then there is the other part of her.

This is a child, who from the very moment of conception, has been a troublemaker. Trouble we love her for. Trouble we cherish her for. Trouble we would never change for the world!

This is a child who, within two weeks of being alive, was having ultrasounds done to make sure she was digesting correctly. Turns out she had reflux and liked to eat a lot.

This is a child who took 50 ounces of formula a day for months!

This is a child who has been eating solids since 2.5 months because it was just too much formula to be giving her and juice would not satisfy her hunger.

This is a child who enjoys Mexican food, Chinese food, Italian food, Spanish food and essentially any food that is made for humans.

This is a child who, two weeks ago, feasted on a tube of diaper rash cream and lived to tell about it.

This is a child who walks with such confidence after a short amount of time that I'm pretty sure she'll start running within moments.

This is a child who knows how to skillfully play catch and hide and seek.

This is a child who, this weekend, untied a garbage bag, reached inside, pulled out a paint roller and decided to test out the flavor of green moss paint....and lived to tell about it.

This is a child who is so in love with her father that she goes to him above all others and lights up whenever he is in her presence.

This is a child who routinely beats up on her older, bigger brother because she adores him and loves being with him.

This a child who is incredibly cute and loving.

This is a child who was a complete surprise and who has come to fit into our lives so perfectly that we cannot imagine a time before her.

This is a child who takes after her mother and gives me visions of first Communions in handmade eyelet dresses in the street playing hockey.

This is a child who will forever be active and playful and loving because it is clearly in her spirit and how she was born.

This is a child who has an incredible sense of who she is already and I am so excited to see how she grows into it.

This is my troublemaker. She looks sweet and innocent and perfect and she is.

I just thought I'd share her with you!


OHmommy said...

ummmm.... so sorry to break it to you. She is 100% a middle child.

Sounds like a doll.

Kelley said...

yes she is a trouble maker and adorable!

Kelly said...

Oh sweetie,she is an angel. I love this post. She sounds like Molly. I bet they would be buddies. Speaking of being buddies. We have a playdate, a playdate. I am over the moon. I am going to scoop you up in a bear hug. Be prepared for it!

LaskiGal said...

Oh, any child that is described with a bunch of "and lived to tell about it's" is a child after my own heart . . . SWEET! And adorable!

Alison said...

she is adorable!!

LunaNik said...

She is so incredibly super cute! Look at that face!! And I have to agree with OhMommy...middle child all the way.

Momo Fali said...

This is a child who sounds like perfection! Never a dull moment, eh?

Motherhood for Dummies said...

what a cutie...love that picture

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