my now giant heart …

Oh, what a night we had last night! First, Lily and I spent the day at my parent’s house. It was so nice to get a chance to spend time with everyone without an agenda; we had a GREAT day! Lily practiced sitting up and can now successfully sit with her hands in front of her before toppling over! I love it.

So, last night rocked. I put Lily in her crib for some alone time (She really does want her alone time each day!) and decided to hang out for a few minutes and watch. Boy, am I ever glad I did! She’s been into putting her bib over her face to block the light – while the lights were off in her room at the time, there was light coming in from the television in the next room and from her aquarium on her crib (Yes, that little bit is enough to cause her to cover her face.). I didn’t think much of it when she covered her face, and I said the typical “Peekaboo!” when she uncovered her face. “Peekaboo!” will normally get a giggle out of her the first few times, but that’s been the extent of it. Well, last night changed that! When she uncovered her face that first time, and every time over the next 20 minutes, “Peekaboo!” brought huge laughs from her! She completely controlled the game; she covered her face, then uncovered her face to see us, laughing hysterically every single time! It was AWESOME!

I’m certain my heart grew at least 100 times larger last night. Every day with this girl is a blessing, and I only wish I could spend every waking moment with her.

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