Can understand what you are saying.
Will have good days and bad.
Wants your approval.
Speak kindly to her.
And of her.
Love her. Unconditionally.
Share in her joy.
Make a dick of yourself in public, just to make her smile.
Treat her how you would like to be treated.
It won't always be easy.
But it is always worth it.
We went to visit Butterfly's brother at the baby cemetary today.
Every parent who lays flowers on those tiny little gravesites, would give anything to have their toddler... tantrumming, crying, or laughing. ANYTHING.
Count your blessings.