Eight Little Months

by | Dec 17, 2012 | Little Daughter, Little Lady, Little Months | 5 comments

Eight Little MonthsI am beautiful…even when I have been trying to claw my own face off….

Just here at my feet she sits, in the rocker that is really too small for her now. When I look down at her, as I frequently do, she rewards my attention with a smile that appears to be all gums but to me is really all eyes. 

 

8 mths Serious QuestionsMum, if you insist on dressing me in black, at least sweep the floors before I roll on them. I'm a magnet for lint and cat fur!

Those eyes are saying all the things her little mouth can not yet form as words. Sometimes they pose the most serious of questions, so intent is her curious little face. And sometimes, they are looking for the punchline, so quick to crinkle and shine. When she lifts her little eyebrows at me, I could probably just die of happiness right there.

 

8 MonthsCan't a girl play with her Flat Out Bear in peace?

It is a quite a business to be 8 months old. There are so many new sounds to try out, and at varying volumes. There is ah-bah! And vvvvwah! And Dadadad. Traitor. 

 

Kickin ItScissor kickin' it in warp speed

And legs. Legs are for kicking. Determined kicking. Kicking like you mean it. If there was ever a baby more proud of their kicking, I'd like to see it. This baby is simply delighted with her own ability to kick. How her little heels are not bruised with the effort, I don't know.

 

I Do TricksThese bars can't hold me…

 

And she does stuff. Like people stuff. Stuff that newborn babies don't do. Because she is not newborn anymore. 

Sigh.

No, she is eight months old and she is in the 70th percentile for height and weight. Her head is in the 90th (no wonder that hurt on the way out). After a funny reaction to the rice cereal I had fed her three times before (it has milk solids in it – possible allergy?), I kind of fell off the solids thing and so can attribute pretty much all 8.2 kilos of her to, well, my boobs. But after seeing our lovely maternal and child health nurse, I was reminded that a baby can not live on boob alone forever, no matter how good a paddock they might provide, so we are back on track and Harlow is happily eating at least two little meals a day.

She doesn't sit up yet but is preparing to crawl. I can't remember if that's normal or not. Whatever. I think she's ace whichever way she decides to do her little thing.

What I know for sure is that you should never expect that things will be easier with each subsequent child. Either the new baby changes the rules or you can't remember what the rules were with the last baby. I don't have a clue what I'm doing.

 

8 Whole Months of CuteBeing cute – it's what I do

Luckily, this little girl doesn't seem to mind. 

 

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5 Comments

  1. Bettina

    Im not sure if I’m happy or completely freaked out by the fact that it doesn’t get any easier with subsequent bubs. Im still on round one with a 9 month old.

    Bettina @ http://www.littleoldsouls.com

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  2. Ladbybird

    She’s a treasure. Look at that face! Divine work right there. x
    And fuck me honey – are we supposed to know what we’re doing? If so, then my 3 are shitballs out of luck! Mumma is flying by the seat of her pants, g-bunga out for all to see.

    Oh and 8 months? No way Angel.No way. Cuhrazee. xxxx

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  3. Madeleine

    Such a petal, she is. Her face is looking so much older! I can see a lot of you and Luca in her.

    So number three isn’t any easier then? I should mention that to my (surprisingly) clucky husband.

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  4. Megan Blandford

    Oh she is beautiful! That time has flown by!

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  5. carol townsend

    How lovely to see her progress and see her personality shining through, just love these photos, and enjoy hearing about the wonderful bond you share together.
    She brings so much joy to all our lives. xxxx

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