You’re now a little over 10 months old and Lord, how you’ve grown.
Words really cannot describe how much you have changed, matured, and grown in the past few months. I can say that you went from crawling up the stairs to walking almost instantaneously, and I can say that you went from saying momma and dada to knowing what those words meant overnight. But you cover so much ground in a day, that it’s amazing what your synapses are doing to tell what you’re feeling and what you’re thinking. As your dad, I still enjoy what luxuries you bless me with, such as kisses, hugs, the looking for me, the knowing I’m in the same room as you and momma, the smiles, and the laughs.
I guess unlike the majority of children your age, you are going through a lot internally. You have multiple teeth coming in and you are still experiencing growth spurts like mad! While I do envy how much other parents have it easy, I can say that it is worth watching you grow leaps and bounds mentally and physically. The running around that momma and I do after you shows the curiosity you have and the want to learn. I hope you never lose that. It is amazing what your smile does. It melts away the anger and frustration almost instantaneously.
Your voice. Oh man, your voice. You have no idea that even at such a young age I hear your momma in you. There are certain things you’ll babble-out and I hear your mom’s voice from when we were in high school; not even dating. You are going to have such an opinionated personality that it already shines through. You must get that from your mom, because she can back up what she’s saying. It has to be the Ferguson in you. Speaking of which, I really wish you could’ve meant Papaw Ferguson. He was such a wonderful person, with such humor, intelligence, and intuitiveness that you would’ve felt right at home. Words cannot describe him, but you can see it in the pictures that we have around the house. Just so you know, I had to ask for his permission for your mom’s hand in marriage. That was a very scary thing to do, but he gave me permission. You just remember that little girl
Anyway, I’m just rambling on at this point. Your mother and I love you very much and we could not be happier with your progress. You’re beautiful, smart, and so, so loving! Keep it up!
p.s. We still don’t want another child. We’re lucky to have you, but you’re not having a brother or a sister! Enjoy the benefits of being an only child! Love you sweet pea.