It is amazing to watch SB grow. I was looking through pictures of her on my phone last night and found some selfies I took of me and her the first night she was home. She was so little! And now she’s so big! It’s almost been seven months, but it feels like she’s always been here. In those seven months she went from mot being able to do anything really but cry, to rolling over (just back to front, she’s still working on the reverse) and eating grown up foods! How did this happen?!?
Everything to her is a new adventure. Falling over as she tries to reach for something while sitting turns into a new perspective on the world, so let’s go with it! Oh well that didn’t work, but now I’m closer to that toy I wanted! Oooh and I can squirm around on my belly and now I’m facing a different direction! And guess what?! My mom has this stuff on her head that is really fun to pull on! She tries to pull it out of my hands, but sometimes I get it anyway. And if I slap my hands on the floor they make a cool noise! And if I do that when Mom or Dad puts food on my place mat and I smash it it makes a different noise!
She is getting so big every day, and is learning more and more. We started giving her solids a few weeks ago, but stopped for a while because it was a lot of working on our end to get her cleaned up. The the past few days we started up again and she loves it. We are sort of doing baby led weaning (sort of doing what works for us) so she gets slices of roasted veggies when we sit down for dinner. The other night she was eating/smashing/squishing some acorn squash and D commented that “this is the happiest I have ever seen her”. I think he’s right. She loves sitting in her chair and getting to feed herself, and it is so much fun watching her learn how to do it. She’s getting better at it every day. It is incredible to think how much she has grown, and how much she continues to grow every day.
Motherhood is still hard for me some days, and of late I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed by it all, but it is getting better. Much better. I’m really trying to take some time for me once a day and D and I are each going to start taking some real “me time” on his off days. Just knowing that I have a little escape coming helps so much. Sometimes you just need a mini vacation. Even if it is just going shopping alone for an hour or two.