This is short and sweet to let you all know that my baby is no longer a baby. I know, I know, there are SO MANY THINGS that technically make her not really a baby anymore but this particular thing just makes it so real.
Olivia can officially write her name!!!!
We’ve been practicing for months, the O and the I were the easiest and she was finally able to get the L down about a month and a half ago. The V and the A, however, were a little tough. She couldn’t grasp the concept of connecting them (without the help of any dots to trace over) and then one day, it just finally clicked, she finally got it.
The pride Dominic and I felt, I mean, we were literally sitting there with tears in our eyes because we were so damn proud. It’s crazy. This parenting thing is just so crazy.
Aaaaand here’s a little video:
Is there anything better than that smile at the end? She’s just as proud of herself as we are of her! Ugh, my heart. She’s such a big girl. The moment it just clicks in her head, she continues to do it effortlessly, like as if she knew all along. She writes her name over and over again because she knows we’re going to make it a big deal. Because it is. It is a huge deal. My baby can write her own name, it’s nuts!
Some days (okay most days) I find myself wishing for that snuggly little baby to come back but truthfully, I love this age. She’s learning something new every day, showing us something new every day, it’s just so awesome and such a blessing. Dominic and I are constantly talking about how fast she’s growing and changing and catching on to things. We never imagined parenting to be like this. In fact, it’s 100 times better than we imagined, it’s completely blown any expectations we had, right out of the water. We love this gig. We really, really do.