Saturday, June 26, 2010

8 Months

Lauren is 8 months.

And just a complete peach.

I don’t take a single day for granted with this kid.

Which, in the end, is all I wanted.


To appreciate and live in each moment.

Time goes so fast.

Teething ends and tantrums begin in just a few months.

This time, I know what we’re facing.


This time, I know how precious every moment is.

Lauren, in complete honesty, is the baby people dream about.IMG_0962

She is pretty much happy 99% of the time.

If you exclude the hours between 4:30 and 6:00 when she is exhausted.

Those hours are pretty hard.

She’s getting so mobile.


This week she has totally blossomed.


She pulls up on everything, cruises around the furniture…


She can crawl across the house and be pulling up on your leg faster than you could imagine.

She’s also teething up a storm.


Not grumpy, just not napping great and drooling a lot.


Oh, and have I mentioned chewing on EVERYTHING!?


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Love this kid.

Oh…and the expressions…


Oh heavens.     

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Just like her sister.



Gosh I hope she is happy a loves life like her sister.

Tantrums and all.


And your sweet, total go-with-the-flow disposition.


You will nap on the go, or just stay awake for hours on end during the day…

Does matter, you’re still happy.


You LOVE to be held and you have turned into a serious mamas girl the last few weeks.


It’s an incredible feeling for me.

I LOVE putting you in the bjorn and holding you close to me while you rest your head.


Love it. LOVE.

Lauren, I love you so much, you are and always will be my baby.

Even when you’re 30.

You’ll be my baby.

With beautiful eyes.


I’ll never forget the dark hair you were born with.


Anonymous said...

Jenny. Priceless. Especially the last comment about Lauren will always be your baby....even when she is 30! Does that ring a bell for you? Happy Birthday Lauren...and to my own baby....I love you very much!!! xoxoGIGI

Anonymous said...

Just a few days. We are getting the backyard ready for you sweet angels. I don't know who gets the most enjoyment out of or Gigi and Papa. We love seeing you in our backyard being kids. It was a joy to us when your mommy and aunts were enjoying the outside. Can't wait for another round of fun and memories. We love you.....Gigi