Today, Faye is 1! A whole year with our sweet baby Faye and it flew by in an instant. We waited and tried for over three years to get her here and she has been worth it ten times over. She loves us all so freely and gently and so differently. Faye rarely makes a sound and usually walks around (yes! she’s walking!) with her lips smacked together. So, we were all very surprised when just a couple weeks ago, she said her very first word so clearly.
“Ba-by!” Oh Faye-Faye, I’m so happy you’re my baby and you came to our family. Faye is sweeter than you could possibly imagine. She is so sweet! Impossibly sweet! And tender. And kind. And bashful.
At one, she likes to mimic blowing raspberries. And only wants to eat what we’re eating. She loves books, especially ones with flaps she can open. There are so many times, where I’ll find her in her room completely surrounded by all of her books she pulled off of her bottom book ledge–flipping through them one by one and pointing to the pictures with her entire hand coming to a point. It’s so cute, I could die.
Besides reading, she spends her days following Charly. These two are such an odd sight to see with such a huge difference in size, but Faye hands over her meal scraps and Charly (mostly) provides a soft pillow for Faye to lounge on.
^^A perfect example of Faye’s always-smacked-together lips! Maybe what is most heart-warming about this entire year has been the connection between Greta and Faye. We worried that the 4 year, 2 month gap would be too big for a bond. Every month it took us to get pregnant, we worried that our dream of Greta having a sibling to love and a live-in playmate to be close with were diminishing–but they have proved us wrong.
We were so happily wrong. They are perfect for each other and with each other. No one can make Faye smile like Greta can.
A lot of people have been asking us lately if another baby is in the works–ha! In the future, we’d love to try for one more, but right now we’re just enjoying what we have been blessed with–two healthy beautiful girls (that sleep through the night ;). Happy Birthday, Faye-Faye! Wouldn’t want to live life without you in it.