MISS HADASSAH JOY SMITH
One year ago today my sweet baby girl was born.
She was born on Mother's Day - such a wonderful Mother's Day gift. She has brought so much joy to our lives. She has a quirky personality and is a thinker. She is always examining how things work and what other people are doing around her. She has been a quieter baby - for me.
She has kept me on my toes with how quickly she has become mobile. She started crawling at 5 months and 3 weeks! I have never had one crawl that early!
Now she is running around, climbing up and down the stairs, climbing into the dishwasher and generally able to get anywhere she is allowed. ( No, she is not allowed in the dishwasher.)
Her siblings have adored her from the start. She is just getting to the age where she can play with them. This is the first baby where I have felt that my oldest boys have been old enough to pick the baby up, go get her out of her bed, carry her around . . . . That was a big adjustment for our family ( well, ok, for me ). If I was making dinner and she started fussing by the time I washed my hands and turned around one of the boys was holding her and rocking her. I loved seeing them bond! I just had to work out with them that I needed baby time too.
In accordance with our "normal" Hadassah has lived in three homes in two states. She has had to be without her papa for months while he was in Iraq. Though when he came home it only took a day for her to be a daddy's girl, which is also the "normal" : D