chloe – there is a person in your little body, and she’s starting to emerge! we swear you’re saying ‘baby’ – more like ‘day-dee’ – and really like pictures of babies and the two little dolls we have. there is really something to girls and babies – i’ve been pretty amazed at that. you will sometimes ‘moo’ if we ask what a cow says and ‘ppppppttthhh’ if we ask what an elephant says. you’re playing peek-a-boo, signing for milk and more, know where your nose is, and trying to put shoes and socks on your feet. you are standing more and more, and i feel like those first steps are coming. you continue to be a great little eater, and we can just hand you a banana (or whatever), and you’ll eat it like a big kid. my dear, at long last, you have given us the gift of sleeeeeeeep!! it only took 10 months to get here, but it is oh so glorious. i feel like we’ve crossed to the other side. hallelujah!