My dear baby girl, you are nine months!
And this month, more than the others, I am so amazed at how much you learn in so short a time. You are so fearless in the way you soak up all this learning. You aren't afraid of falling ( though sometimes I wish you were, just a little bit), failure doesn't thwart you and if something stumps you, you just keep at it until you are victorious. It's a beautiful thing, this baby perseverance.
You are crawling now! It's been about a week, and you were kind of cautious at first, but now...everyone watch out. You crawl all around the house and somehow know exactly which items you're not supposed to touch and then head right for them. You're sure keeping me on my toes. You can also clap now, which is so cute because it's like you're cheering yourself on.
I love being your mom so much, but sometimes motherhood can feel a little lonely. Especially when it's just me and you all day (I love your company, of course, but your conversational skills aren't the greatest just yet). That's why I've felt so encouraged that we've had the chance to make more mom and baby friends. It's a wonderful blessing to have others to live life with that are in the same season and just get it. And you have more playmates to sit with and smile at and grab things from! We went to the aquarium for the first time a couple days ago with some of these friends, and that was a blast! Not sure you fully appreciated all of the diverse sea life you witnessed, but you did enjoy the splash pad area.
Everyone comments on how smiley you are, and it's true. You smile at just about everyone. Including the people behind us in lines at the store. You are definitely the extrovert out of the two of us. I talk to a lot more strangers than I used to.
Life has changed so much since you came into this world. And yes, some things are harder now. Some things we can't do as often. Some things that used to be spontaneous now have to be planned out way in advance. But you have brought us so much joy, and all the adjusting has been worth it.
You are so very worth it, little love.
Until next month!