One month ago you couldn’t sit by yourself. Today, you can sit, crawl, pull up to stand on yourself, and you just got your first tooth! We put down puzzle mats on the floor and basically barricade the living room so that we could keep you safe. We’re working on baby proofing.
Time seems to have sped up, and we’re just soaking up every day.
Every night we go through the bedtime routine. We play (I get my daily quota of hugs and kisses), you eat dinner, have your bath (we listen to the rubber ducky song), we put on your pjs and see if you want any more milk, and then we put you in your sleep sack, read a book, say goodnight and give goodnight kisses, and then I put you in your crib, and play some lullabies. It’s my favorite time of the day. Last night I was reading a book to you, and I turned the page and read a bit and you burst out into giggles. My heart literally caught. You’re actually enjoying our reading time now.
A few nights ago after you’d gone to bed, I was folding your laundry-the big-little pajamas, and your little wash cloths, and your onesies, and I got all teary and emotional and just overwhelmed with gratitude. I love folding your little laundry. Being your mama is the best.
You’re getting more fearless and more independent. You play by yourself and sit quietly by yourself now. We can actually play together now. down on the floor. You crawl to me wide-eyed and grinning. I know this is just the beginning of the playing, and it makes me so happy.
When you were little you nursed so often that I would often read while you nursed. Now you don’t nurse as often (usually just in the evenings and at night), so when you do I just rub your back and watch you in wonder. I know these days are fleeting, and I’m not taking a single for granted. You’re the best, my sweet daughter. Watching you grow and learn and get stronger is a great privilege.
Just keep growing and trying and taking on the world, sweetheart. We’re right here cheering you on.
You are so loved, my Beanshine, always,