Thursday, April 28, 2016

renniebird... eight months

My baby-button is eight months old today.

This has been a month of explosion for her.  In mobility.  In personality.  And in volume (she made sure all of Costco was aware of her presence last Sunday... just happily hollering).  

I was told that the older I got the faster time would go.  And it is true.
Even though I'm "in the trenches" of motherhood with this girl, her life it still flying so quickly.

Honestly, it hasn't been easy.  Motherhood is the toughest job I've ever had.  But it is so amazing at the same time.  I am realizing how much I can be and do.  Seriously, if someone would have told me I would be going on 8+ months of never sleeping through the night and *still* functioning like a semi-sane human being, I would have laughed in their face and then gone to take a nap.  ;-)

Motherhood has stretched me.  And it continues to grow me.  I am so excited for that and that *this* adorable chunk of child is who God chose to stretch and grow me.  <3

she doesn't hold still for very long these days!

happiest when her hair is "exciting"

At eight months, Serenity:

Is extremely vocal, favorite "phrase" being "dadadada"
Is crawling with ease!
Pulls herself up to standing unassisted
Loves standing while holding my hands or a piece of furniture
Has attempted standing on her own
Weighs 25 pounds
Wears 12-18 month clothing
Loves hugs and kisses
Is getting into EVERYTHING
Loves sniffing :-P
Giggles when Andrew gets home from work
Loves chewing on mommy's hair


1 comment:

Raquel said...

HI Rachel,

I found your blog through the Young Wives Club on Facebook.

Your daughter is beautiful! 8 months passes so fast. And so does 14 months, which is how old my little girl is now. I love celebrating each month of her life, too. Isn't it crazy how such a little dumpling can cause such joy to enter our lives? I love being a mommy, and I can tell you do, also.

I blog at Living at the Newlyweds', but since we've moved off grid almost a year ago, I haven't had internet to post regularly.

Be blessed,