Missy's little world has grown just a little bit larger. Up and moving on her feet, she is no longer dependent on others to get her from A to B. She loves her new freedom and charges around with a certain amount of authority. This is a girl who knows where she headed and what she will fetch when she gets there. She has quite a pace in her step which has everything to do with keeping up with her older brother and not missing out on a moment of anything.
My baby girl has so quickly morphed into a little person and knowing that this may well be my last baby, it is such a bittersweet time. I watch how her imagination is captured by her crowd of little friends, real and imaginary, and my heart sings at how she is creating a world around her self.
Ellie has little buba who she mothers like her own. She feeds her with a spoon, rocks her in her arms, pats her over her shoulder and happily pushes her around the house in her little pram. I can't quite get over how innate her nurturing instinct is towards this little dolly that she has otherwise ignored for the past 6 months. I can't wait to watch her mother her own in the years that seem so far off from now and remind her of a time when it was so simple to rock and shush a baby to sleep.
PS. Melissa, do you recognise anything familiar in this video?