So…it’s been while since I updated you on Natalie. She’s EIGHT months now!
I can’t believe it either.
I have her six month and seven month pictures on the blanket, but it looks much like these, except she’s shorter (she seems to only grow long and not out) and slightly less wiggly!
She got really annoyed with me when I kept laying her on her back. :)
Holding a book helped.
Shortly after she turned 7 months, she started doing this too…
It was a couple seconds at random moments at first. She has since worked her way up to longer stints and taking assisted steps.
I honestly struggled with this for a while and even kind of whined about it on instagram (@deliacreates). Then, I realized how selfish I was being.
I was feeling sorry for myself that my (mostly likely) last baby is growing up too fast, instead of being amazed by her and celebrating her for who she is! She deserves better than that. She deserves my full appreciation and excitement. So, I’m working on switching gears.
Another big change that happened this week was that I weaned her. It’s been the best thing for our family as a whole, but it’s still been hard to make the change. I’m pretty sad to have this phase of having babies and nursing over, but I knew it was going to have to happen sometime. Just didn’t expect it to happen this soon!
I’m not sure which is harder, growing up, or having to watch your children do it.
Life is good friends, and life is beautiful in all it’s seasons. (I’m trying to remind myself this as I type)
Hope your weekend was restful and warm.