I know, I know, you’ve been seven months old for a couple of weeks.
Things have been nuts around here – but I want to make sure to get ‘you at seven months’ down on paper, because I’ve lived enough life to know that a year from now I won’t remember at all. (I hate that. I blame it on your Nana. I got my memory from her.)
You are incredible.
You are happy all the time. You smile at anything. You laugh at me even when I’m obviously annoying you. You are joy personified. I’m not sure I’ve ever met a baby as happy and smiley as you. I sing you “You are My Sunshine” all the time, and it’s true.
You’ve started babbling, it approximates something a little like: Aaaaabababababa. I’m still working on Mamamama, but at least you didn’t go with Dadadada. (That was your sister’s first sound, and your Dad still brags about it.) You are very passionate about your babbling, and when you get going you are very loud. We’ve had to leave several church services, a wedding, the library, and small group all because you are so loud – but you’re happy loud, so I can’t very well shush you.
You are moving all over the place. You half crawl, half drag yourself around on your belly, but you are bound and determined to get to where you want to be.
You are itty bitty like your Mommy. At your six month check up you were 13 pounds 4 ounces, and in the 5th percentile. When you crawl around you look like a little four month old crawling. You are petite, and I love it.
You’re still sleeping with us full time. I think soon I’ll start putting you in your crib at the beginning of the night – but I love snuggling you, so we’ll see. I’m pretty sure you love snuggling me too – when I lay you in bed at night and you see me coming to lay next to you, you literally start giggling, squealing, and doing a little squirmy dance. It occurred to me the other night that you don’t know anything different than sleeping next to your Mommy all night long, and I love giving you that comfort.
I’ve tried giving you a couple of foods. Bananas, carrots, butternut squash. You didn’t like any of them – you’re not too keen on eating just yet. When I tried out broccoli you actually vomited all over me, so I think I’ll give you some time. No rush. You don’t have any teeth yet, and your gummy smile is so cute that really, I’m glad.
You’ve started reaching for me and your daddy when other people are holding you which positively melts my heart. You’re also pretty in love with your sisters. You think they are the funniest thing that you ever did see, and you giggle at them all the time.
So, in short, you are very cute, very happy, and very loud.
I love you more than you will ever know. Every time I see you and your face lights up into a smile, my heart fills with a joy that I can hardly keep in. I pray for you everyday, only slightly less than I pray for God to help me to be the Mommy you need me to be. Thank you for being my sunshine, I’m am so grateful to God for you.
Love you, Love you, Love you,