After a few grumpy days of teething and dealing with a cold, Caroline is finally back to her happy self. David and I were just saying earlier this week how much her little personality is starting to come out. She definitely seems to have a sense of humor these days - Caroline thinks it's funny to pull her paci out of her mouth and try to jam it into one of our mouths. Then she'll take it back and stick it right back in her mouth. You can tell she's pretty impressed with herself during these exchanges.
In some ways, Caroline still really seems like a little baby - she's not really talking (just babbling... there are a few things we think she says, but more on that in her eleven month post); she's content to sit and watch what's going on, etc. But on days like today when our littlest girl is standing up next to her toys and trying to pull up on things, I'm reminded that her baby days are numbered. That makes this mommy very sad.
I'm excited to watch her grow and develop her personality more; and I know how happy our hearts will be when we hear her little voice say, "I love you!" for the very first time. I just wish all the moments before between now and then could last longer. I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again: my dad was so right when he talked about how quickly time passes. My 15 year old self believed him but couldn't imagine it. Now I'm the one telling my pregnant friend that her baby will be three before she knows it.