You are becoming aware of emotions lately and how to harness those emotions to get what you want. You breathe swiftly in and out of your nose while flashing your gums and new bottom teeth to announce to everyone you are happy and in a good mood. You curl your entire mouth downward and puff out your cheeks while letting out an intensely loud whine/cry to show your displeasure. Both of these emotions are totally fake and it's hilarious how quickly you go from completely bored to happy to sad and back to emotionless. You are finding your personality and I'm excited to see where that takes you. You sleep in your crib with just a blanket these days and I am walking in to find you curled up in a ball, on your tummy, feet through the slats, and I am just tickled silly at your adorable baby ways. My favorite part, for today, is when you wake up after a nap and I come in to find you in a seriously happy state. I pick you up, hold you on my hip, and you stare at my face with such endearing eyes and place your sweet little baby hand on my cheek. I feel like you are saying "Good morning mama, so good to see you!" ... I know you love me and my heart is so happy.
Lotus was up 6 times last night. I can't get her back to sleep unless she nurses, so I don't resist. Her tooth is almost through, I can see it, but it's not quite done causing her intense amounts of pain. She's asleep now. It didn't take my coaxing after her big breakfast of eggs, her eyes and face get red and she rubs her eyes until she's cozy in her crib with her blanket and pacifier. I washed her hair last night and didn't comb it like I usually do so she has the craziest curly mohawk going on today. Watching her sleep is insanely peaceful but I don't care to be in her room while she's sleeping because I will inevitably wake her up. I think she can smell me. Life is always fast paced but during Lo's naps it feels like the world slows down for a few minutes and I can hear the birds, feel the breeze, and enjoy some solitude. There's nothing like a hot cup of coffee, 15 minutes completely alone, and beautiful weather to rejuvenate one's soul. I enjoy motherhood immensely, fiercely.
But, no matter what, you always have that infamous smile.
You are, by far, the happiest baby I've ever seen.
I don't even believe it's been 7 months, but I'll say that about every month. It's just crazy how quick it goes.
Lotus is REALLY sitting up like a champ now, and table food... easy peasy.
She says Mamamamama and Dadadada and she loves to babble.
She absolutely loves her toys and her favorite movie is The Lorax (once a day people!)
She LOVE dogs and absolutely loves other people. She is our little social butterfly.
We have a sprout of a bottom tooth popping through but it hasn't cut all the way out yet. It will be nice for her to have some relief once it comes through. She is almost 17lbs and almost 28 inches long! She wears 9-12 month clothing (gigantor 7 month old!) and this is the first time since she's been born that she started on the real big eye watering (awe inducing) baby tears. Oh those things are parent killers. HOW DO YOU DEAL?! Before she started on the real tears... it was like "Whatevs, you're FINE!" and now it's like "OH MY BABY?! WHAT IS THE MATTER?!?!?!?!?!" (Then commence hugging and petting hair and hip bouncing) She will control me. :)