Wow! At this point I pretty much feel like every month I review, I’m saying, “This was the biggest month EVER!” But seriously guys, this past month actually was.
I’m gonna need to start with the lists first in this post I think, because this past month Millie has learned to:
Pull herself up on EVERYTHING. You name it; tables, chairs, trash cans, cabinets, shelves, her crib- no matter if it can support her weight or not. She’s on it.
FREAKING SAY ‘MAMA’ GUYS!!!!! Her first word!!!!
Also say ‘DADA.’ Her second word (sorry Michael.)
Sit up (finally!)
Wave upon hearing “hi” or “buh-bye".
Use her pincer grip to pick up small food.
She also is beginning to ditch her purees and we’re moving on to more of a modified Baby Led Weaning approach, allowing her to guide us.
And she’s seven. freaking. months now.
She first showed signs of pulling up on things during our last few days in Florida over Christmas break. Two days later, I put Millie down for a nap, looked in on her on the camera, and found her face on screen. I walked upstairs thinking the camera had fallen, only to find her standing up looking into it. And just like that we entered a new season.
Life has been a lot more hectic here lately. Now that Millie’s so incredibly mobile, I’m finding it more difficult to get through the day productively. It’s been a struggle- but one I anticipated, so we try to power through the necessities as much as possible when dad’s home. I try to pull as many joyful moments out of each passing ‘season’ as possible, instead of dwelling on the downfalls.
She’s perceptive and inquisitive. She loves taking things out of baskets and unstacking things. Her brother is her favorite person and she lights up any time he comes in the room. I love watching them together.
Millie weighs in at about 15.8 pounds, which means she’s beginning to put a little weight on, thankfully! I can feel her weight now more than ever when I’m holding her. It’s strange to think she’s nearly double the tiny person she was at birth.
All in all, Millie is still just the same happy baby she’s always been. Some of my favorite moments with her are when she wakes up in the morning. I look forward to our climbing, bouncing, babbling mornings so much.
She is the best thing ever. And she’s SEVEN. FREAKING. MONTHS. OLD.