Sunday, April 24, 2016

A letter to our two year old Darby...

DeeDee Darby - 

How are you two already? These years have passed by so quickly, yet we can't remember life before them, before you. Your personality has grown and grown with you. You are full of energy and have been deemed the easiest baby ever at daycare. You are flexible and friendly, energetic and kind, you can and you will teach a lot of people a thing or two my dear, you will rule the world if you want. 

With all of your sweetness there are a few things that throw you off: you still get angry when hungry, you take some time to warm up when you wake up, you can occasionally be shy with unknown adults, and you are very emotional when punished. These things happen so rarely that when they do everyone that knows you is completely confused by the behavior that they immediately jump in to soothe you, your sweetness is literally something we all expect and crave. 

There is no silence in our home (or are cars), but in the happiest of ways. If we run out of things to say you break in to song, your favorite still being Baby Shark. You are so in to music these days that you have started singing along to bedtime songs, which is the cutest and is also counterproductive. While you do have more and more words you also still babble a bit, which we know will disappear soon so we are savoring every indiscernible sound. 

At your two year doctor appointment you were a little shy, and did not let the doctor hear many of your words, but you certainly impressed him with how cooperative you were. The doctor was also pleased with your growth, you measured 36.4 inches (98%tile) and 30 pounds 8 ounces (89%tile), such a strong healthy girl. 

During this next year we hope to get you a few stamps in your passport, look forward to having more and more conversations with you, and dream that your brother will continue to be your best friend. There is so much to see, so much to do, and we know you will have so much to say. We love you Darby.

Hugs & Kisses, 

The life of any party!

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