Friday, April 25, 2008

Letter to Sadie Beth- 8 Months

Sadie Beth,

Today you are 8 months old. There is so much going on right now in your little bitty life. You have such personality and are starting to learn how to love back (Mommy loves your "hugs", or what I call a hug).

You are reaching for us like crazy (even your big sister Mili).

Sitting like a champ these days (still a little lazy sometimes but doing much better than last month).

Finding your paci and putting into your mouth is no problem for you now (more sleep for Mommy when it falls out in the middle of the night).

Speaking of sleep, you are learning to fall asleep by yourself in your bed for nap time and at night. Mommy is proud of you for being a trooper (it is very hard on Mommy to hear you cry).

You are trying to crawl but haven't quite figured out how to get your legs to do the right things yet. Your arms want to go but your legs are quite lazy. You are trying to pull up on things but haven't figured out how to make all the limbs work at the right time yet.

A little white "thing" is popping through your gums on the bottom front. You have been chewing on everything in sight, including every part of Mommy you can get into your mouth.

Mommy will be happy when you stop pinching me. You are always pinching me behind my arm and it brings tears to my eyes every time (I want an apology when you are old enough).

Your little hands are starting to sign "milk" and it is too cute. I love tiny, chubby signing hands. You recognize milk, eat, more and sleep in sign language.

Solid food has become your best friend. You LOVE to eat (sweet potatoes, peas, bananas, pears, and applesauce).

You absolutely love holding hands with Mili in Mommy and Daddy's bed in the mornings and in the car too.

You are ticklish under your chin and even laugh when I am changing your clothes sometimes. So cute!!!

I LOVE .......

your sleepy chant right before you drift off.

the way you press your face up against the playpen (tongue out and all).

the way you tap your foot on my leg when I am holding you.

how you analyze everything you can get your hands on.

how fiesty you are.

how you are busy, on the go, non-stop all day (most days).

to kiss your chubby feet.

your beautiful eyes (and eyelashes), cute little nose, and your contagious grin!

to hear you belly laugh, it is music to my ears.

the way you look at if you know how much I LOVE YOU!!!

Happy 8 months and so many more.

I am so GLAD God gave you to me. I love you all the way to the moon and back and then some.

1 comment:

Wendi said...

Found your blog through Angel's and I love this way of tracking baby's progress! What a great idea...I know I've missed so much, although I hold it in my heart...i feel inspired to cherish each moment and blessing.