Ahhh! This morning at 9:38am (one year ago), we welcomed our little Rowan Winter into our family. Can you believe it? I feel like I was just telling you all I was pregnant.
What a year this has been. Rowan has changed us in ways I never thought she would. Kev and I have become closer, stronger, more patient, kind, and loving than we ever were before she arrived. She is our everything.
I say this every month and I know I will continue to say it, but this last month has been filled with some of my most favorite moments. I cannot express in words how much personality this little girl has. She keeps me laughing all day long. What a joy she is to spend each and every day with. It is always a little weird when school starts and I realize I am not going back to teach. Honestly though, I would not trade being able to stay home with her for anything.
Rowan can instantly brighten any room she enters. People are drawn to her. I think it’s because she is not shy at all. She interacts with everyone. It takes us about an hour longer to do anything because everyone needs to talk to her when we are out. Now that she has been walking for 2 months, she thinks she is a little expert. She has no fear of curbs, stairs, pavement, etc… we have encountered our fair share of skinned knees already (as you can see in these pictures).
She is active, to say the least. There is not one second during the day when she is not up running around or playing with her toys. Haha, we like to joke that maybe our next baby will be the cuddly one. There are a few moments each day when she is tired that she will rest her head on something, but it only last a few seconds and then she is off again. Sometimes we’re lucky and it will be our lap or our shoulder, but we usually catch her laying her head on random objects or in this case, the grass…
Rowan is good at:
Running, walking, waving, pointing, saying Dada and Mama, eating with her hands, Signing “all done” “eat” and “more”, blowing raspberries, drinking from straws, ringing her hand bells, kicking a ball, blowing kisses and dragging furniture around the house (highchair, stools, guitar cases, etc…)
Cheddar Bunnies, little cheetah, playing hide and seek with Dada, going to the playground, seeing other little kids, pickles, our cats, pictures of Kev, iPhones, the blender, eating paper and woodchips, going for bike rides and being out exploring new things
Getting in her car seat, getting her diaper changed, eating anything that is not pickles or cheddar bunnies, not being allowed to run where ever she wants (the road), she hates leaving the playground, when the cats bat at her. She doesn’t like when people knock at the door and she hates when Kev leaves for work in the morning.
We go to the doctor this week so I am not really up to date on her stats but she has 8 teeth and 2 more coming in on the bottom. She is beyond tall and weighs a healthy amount. haha.