eight months of bina
this. i look at this little munchkin and look at my husband and say "i cannot believe we made this." our very own tiny little human. our tiny girl david. i've given up on her looking like me. she is all daddy.
it's crazy thinking back to her first weeks and months that were so very hard. it really does just take time. you army crawl through those first three... four... five... months and then everything gets really fun. there are other challenges of course, like teething and the fact that once they're mobile they are constantly trying to kill themselves. but i'll take that over hours and hours of pitiful newborn cries. reminder to myself if god grants us more babies: this too shall pass.
i love weekends when i am home to get her from her crib when she wakes up in the morning and from her naps. i get priceless faces like this one.
and escape from baby jail.
i love my bina bina.
highlights from her eighth month of life:
got her first fever. horrible. there's nothing more sad than a sick baby. lots of snuggles with mama at all hours of the day and night.
sat up in her crib for the first time. david saw this one. he looked at the monitor and her head was huge and bobbing and he was like "what the...OH! she's sitting up!" forget the nap. take a photo.
started splashing in the tub. also became a regular tub pooper.
started crawling. this began with a left leg thrust like her right leg was gimpy. and two days later, she had coordinated all four limbs with her belly off the floor.
top left front tooth hiding just under the gum ready to pop through.
five months left until we move to michigan and i get to start my life as a stay at home mom. i know there will be challenges and not every day will be a blast, but i am so excited. it will be so nice not to be divided between my work and my baby. i can do both but i can't do both well, i'm discovering. so start the countdown!
and here's to a great eighth month full of milestones for my little booger.