I’m writing this a day late this week because my heart was just too sad yesterday to write. A friend of mine found out really sad news about her child, and it scares the ever-loving shit out of me to think about anything bad ever happening to you, so I had a pretty hard time dealing with it. I definitely held you a little closer and loved on you a little harder last night. We even slept in the rocker together for awhile in the middle of the night after you got up to nurse, because I just couldn’t bear to put you back down.
9 months. 40 weeks. You came early at 38 weeks, but I know that 9 months is the time that most people think about kiddos as being in the outside world as long as the inside. Crazy crazy. I found you crawling up the stairs to get to me this morning – NOT cool little girl!! You were two steps up, and when you saw me at the top of the stairs, you grinned and went to “sit” back down…um, ya, into thin air. The dog was at the base of the stairs, so your head landed on his soft, furry self, which startled him, and instead of the damn dog being your knight in shining armor, HE then jumped up so your head bounced off of him and onto the floor. *sigh* Time to put up the gate at the bottom of the stairs (or work on teaching you how to go back DOWN!). You are growing up too quickly my child!
We had your first “baby” activity this week – a KinderMusik class. I think you liked it – you were definitely entranced by the guitar and all of the singing and dancing around that we did. 🙂 I think it will be a fun way to interact with other mommies and babies for me as well, and the class is only 2 doors away from our house, so it’s easy to walk over there on my day off with you. Whohoo! I hope you grow to love music as much as I do.
My favorite development of the week with you is how much you “talk” with me. Your tone of noise seems to go up and down with purpose, and when we read books before bed, you “talk” your way through the books with me. It’s pretty much the cutest thing ever.
Love you so much baby…
(sorry for taking all crappy cell phone pics this week, baby, time to get my good camera back out!)