S E V E N.
What? How is that even possible…wasn’t I pregnant yesterday? Apparently not. We have a seven month old and my mind is blown. This girl changes DAILY. I know that sounds extreme, but really, she does. She is so much fun and her
little giant personality comes out more every day. A while back someone asked John and me how we were liking being parents and John’s response was, “She’s a lot more fun now.” And while I totally loved the newborn stage, life with our Sadie Hayes just keeps getting sweeter and sweeter. Every month I keep saying “This is my new favorite stage”, because every month really is my new favorite.
EVERYTHING. I feel like the changes in her over the past month have been some of the most extreme. We have mastered sitting unassisted and have started scooting/army crawling. Which is the funniest and most dramatic thing ever. With every single little thrust of her tiny body forward she makes the loudest grunt. Cause don’t ya know it’s W O R K moving that 12 pound body forward 😉
Now that she is mobile diaper changes are basically impossible. Too busy for that business.
She will still get so excited and want to go as fast as she can so she will get her little legs kicking so hard and then reel it in and slowly start to army crawl. Noises and all. If John and I are playing with her on the floor she will do this thing where she starts to crawl towards a toy then will look back at me with a huge grin and come at me as fast as she can. Total momma’s girl.
Speaking of momma’s girl. She is hands down the definition of one. Which I won’t even lie can be totally exhausting, but in those moments I try and remind myself it won’t be forever and she won’t always want me. But, I honestly hope that we are always close and that she always does need me to some extent. My mom and I have such a good relationship and I pray that Sadie and I get to experience that as well.
Now, the girl may always want her momma but she LOVES her daddy and he can make her laugh/squeal/squeak like no one else can. Her tiny little face just lights up when he gets home from work and she does this little squeal that just melts your heart. We’ve started this little “game” where I hold her and John chases us around the house and she thinks it is absolutely hysterical. Cackles. I mean lets out the biggest belly laughs ever. I’m a puddle. John will also hide around the corner and she will peek around and try to find him and he jumps out and her little giggle is priceless.
She still loves to be worn/wrapped which I love. We went to Red River, NM this month and she wouldn’t take a nap there in her pack n’ play so most days she either slept in the Solly or in John’s new baby carrier. While we’re on the subject of sleep. She has always been a great sleeper – unless she is teething or going through a growth spurt she will usually give me anywhere from 7-10 hours every night, which I feel like is pretty decent. I mean, I can survive off that. When we are not at home it’s a different story. She has been known to wake every hour if she’s not sleeping in her crib. Any momma’s out there have suggestions for this? SHARE YOUR WISDOM!!!!
7 month photo dump