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.

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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.

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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.

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This week she has totally blossomed.

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She pulls up on everything, cruises around the furniture…

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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.

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

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Oh, and have I mentioned chewing on EVERYTHING!?

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Love this kid.

Oh…and the expressions…

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Oh heavens.     

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Just like her sister.

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

Tantrums and all.

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

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

Does matter, you’re still happy.

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

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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.

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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.

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

2 comments:

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 that.....you 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