Emma woke up to her first New Year with a wider back, stronger legs, large eyes and a new top front tooth. Her favourite word these days sounds like, “Ba, Ba, Ba,” which she says while smacking her lips together with a sweet kiss sound. Her saliva also makes bubbles when she repeats it for several minutes and only on a baby is this adorable and even kissable. I am desperately clinging to her last two months of “baby” before she marks her 1 year on February 26th. As the cliche goes, ‘this all happened much too fast,’ and there is no way to slow it down even when I truly stop to watch, listen, smell and giggle along with her. What a magical season it was because of you! Thank you, Emma for all the love you brought in 2012.