Three and a half months ago Clementine was still kicking me from the inside. But then she came early and I watched how she grew. It used to be that we had to coax her to eat just an ounce of formula. But overnight she started gobbling much much more and has nearly tripled her birth weight.
On Nov. 8 out of the blue, she discovered her voice. She used it before to unconsciously cue me to feed her, change her, move the blanket off her face...But on Nov. 8 she woke up and decided that today was the day she was going to sing and make beautiful sounds. On purpose. And if I could I'd have my phone on her 24/7 to record every little note she hits with that perfect voice of hers.
Being a mom is such a fascinating job. More than any marketing campaign or launch I've ever worked on, she amazes me. She literally wakes up and decides that today she'll do something she's never done before. Something that she discovered on her own, that SHE invented. And then she does it. Her little brain and beautiful little body are magical. I suppose she'll continue to impress me and take my breath away until I no longer have breath. I can only pray for such a life.