Here she is.... Dominique Kristine Quintana. Yeah, I know. I know. You were expecting a babe in arms, wrapped in a blanket that her Nana lovingly knit for her or at least a baby sweater or a layette. But here she is in her bathing suit for her first swim at her Tia Pat's house. This pic is one of my faves and this is my blog after all, so please bear with me.
As I write this, she is 16 months old. Can somebody please tell me how on Earth could I forget how active a kid that age can be? So yeah, I spend a lot of time helping her climb down from things. Like the toilet, kitchen chairs, the back of the sofa, you name it, she climbs up on it. (including me)
How is it that I'm actually able to write? She is sleeping in her crib. Woooo Hoooo! Why is that so remarkable?? Well, being the indulgent Nana that I am, let her sleep with me one cold winter's night (last year, mind you) when she had a tiny lil cold. She's been sleeping smack dab in the middle of the bed ever since. And let me tell you, there isn't enough room in that queen-sized bed for the Big Guy, a willful child who loves to sleep perpendicular to the grownups that are lucky enough to share it with her and yours truly. So yeah, I'm looking forward to slumbering without little feet in my back or little hands smacking me in the middle of the night. Wish me luck!