Lately we have noticed that Daniela is talking and doing it a lot! Sometimes we even catch her pronouncing or trying to pronounce words that we say to her. Recently Jason moved with us and we told her to say bye to Jason and she repeated what I said to her. We looke at each other like ok did we just hear her almost say Jason.
Today I got her a Mr. Potato Head and a new book in Spanish. She was taking the book and flipping the pages and reading to me. She was pointing at the pictures and just talking away. Mr Potato Head must have gone around in circles a million times as she sat and rotated with him. She took his ears off, hat, and hands. At one point I started to talk via Mr. Potato Head and ask for a kiss. She gave him one and then another.
She is getting so big and learning so many things. She mimicks sounds and hand movements. She is also quite a dancer. Today as I was feeding her some food, a car went by with reggeaton music and she started dancing. She cracks us up everytime she dances.
Raul and I look at her everyday and are grateful for having her in our lives. I really didn’t think a little kid could make you love them so much. I am enjoying every minute. Even when she cries because I have to change her diaper, I have to remember that is her way of communicating with me. At first I would get to up-tight and frustrated because when she would cry and we would go through our check list, things just didn’t make sense as to why she was crying. But I realized she just wants mommy to hold her.
Now I just let her cling to me like a little monkey. I know one day when she is able to read this, she will realize that although I was not a great mom (I run away when the poo hits the fan Read the previous post) I tried my best everyday to give her kisses and hugs every second of the day and give her what she needed.