i didn't know you'd have blonde hair and some of the bluest eyes i've ever seen.
i didn't know you'd love to be swaddled for your first five months of life.
i didn't know your sisters would be the first ones to make you smile and laugh.
i didn't know you'd have RSV (twice!), a hospitalization at 9 months, and a tiny little hole in your heart.
i didn't know you'd be my cuddliest baby yet. burrowing your head on my shoulder anytime i pick you up.
i didn't know you'd love to eat everything. ev-er-y-thing. (food and non-food items) ;-)
i didn't know you'd start crawling at 9 months and cruising at 11.
i didn't know you'd love minnie mouse and reading books.
i didn't know you'd love your sisters more than any toy we could ever find.
i didn't know you'd nurse for 12 months with still no end in sight.
i didn't know you'd sleep like a champ, nap like a pro, and adapt so easily.
i didn't know your sisters would still fight over you a full year after you joined our family.
i didn't know you'd love the itsy-bitsy-spider and pat-a-cake.
i didn't know you'd have eight teeth and two molars by the time you had your first birthday.
i didn't know how much my heart would expand to love another baby.
but you know what?
God knew you before you were born. He knew every little detail of your precious life. He knew that in the midst of a very trying year with lots of hard times, you would be a bright spot in our our days. I'm so thankful that He knows us and loves us and that He knew we needed you.
we love you liza june and are blessed by you each and every day. it has been my joy and honor to learn and grow with you this past year. you are our sweet liza girl and we couldn't love you more if we tried!
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you…"