A Year Ago Today....
Trying to get MaryAlice's picture is sometimes, well..trying. She keeps running towards the camera.
I call this photo, "Sunday Afternoon Jam Session".
My sad little girl. These pictures make me so sad to see how scared she was. A five hour drive that day and carried in on a back papoose by the ayi (nanny), carrying a little jelly cup firmly in her hand. Her hair was about 1/2 inch long. I regret not taking more photos. I fear the memories and details are fading as time moves on. My baby is growing up and I'm going to miss rocking her, giving her a bottle, and carrying her into my bed, just so I can watch her sleep.
We have come so far in the past twelve months. I can honestly say that I feel MaryAlice has securely attached and bonded with me. It has taken twelve months to get here, with a few bumps in the road, and it took doing some things a little differently (co-sleeping, wearing her in a carrier, bottle at bedtime, eye contact games and more). Her teacher recently wrote on the bottom of her Daily Sheet, "MaryAlice brings so much joy and happiness to our classroom". I'm saving that one. She really is a joyful girl and has brought this Momma lots of happiness.