The number one question I always get from family, friends, and strangers is “is she always this happy?” While you do have your moments of fussiness, my answer to them is always yes, because you are 90% pure joy and happiness. You have a calm and content disposition, a smile that lights up the room and a giggle that is contagious. I am one lucky mama.
You being a content and happy baby doesn’t mean that motherhood is always easy. It certainly is my favorite role and I am grateful for it every day, but it hasn’t come without tears, frustration and clothes that constantly have breast milk all over them! I can’t believe how fast time is passing and how big you are getting. You were in my belly for 9 months and now you have been outside of me for 9 months. It feels surreal, amazing, and terrifying, it is like having a piece of my heart walking around outside of me.
9 months sweet girl, 9 months of you. You love music, books and banging toys together. You have to know what is going on and love to be carried on my hip. You have a nap and bedtime routine, but still wake up about 5-6 times a night to nurse. Nursing is still your favorite, even though it takes about double the time during the day because you get so distracted by anyone and everything. We are officially in count down mode until summer, we have about 2 weeks left before we hop on a plane (your first one!) and head to Montana for a little family vacation.
Your interests are becoming more vast, you play with toys longer and love interacting with people. I can’t wait to have a front row seat to watching you learn and take in the world this summer.