Besides Mommy, Dada and more, one of Bean’s FAVORITE words, these days, is baby. Now, I have to give her credit, at times she uses this word correctly, identifying a baby at a trip to Michael’s or at the grocery store, but other times, not so much. Either way we, and I am referring and Mr. Man and myself, can see the brain waves in action.
Since I knew Bean is fascinated by dolls, gravitating towards dolls at play dates, it was time to introduce her to her very own baby. Ironically, for the holidays, Mr. Man’s brother and sister-in-law gave Bean a doll. I had tucked it away, as leverage, to pull out at a time when I needed to grab her attention, or when she was getting tired of her toys. Another motivating factor was seeing the wonderful pictures taken by Kelle Hampton of Enjoying the Small Things of and her absolutely beautiful daughter Nella enjoying her baby. That being said, I warn you ahead of time, this post has a lot of pictures. I wanted to document the introduction of Bean to her very own baby making pictures of this experience important.
I decided the best time to give Bean her baby was when Mr. Man was home. As many of you know, my husband juggles a full schedule. So, I try to include him on moments that I find note worthy. While I knew he may not appreciate this introduction I knew I wouldn’t want him to miss it. As a girl, having a doll was such an important thing to my own development as a female. It was my first taste of being a mommy. So, I present to you a moment in my life I will cherish: my baby holds her fist “baby.”
I hope you enjoy taking a peek at this very personal moment in my life.