When Claire was tiny I had the sinking realization that maybe I'm just not a teeny baby type of person. Now that she is almost seven months old I know for certain that is the truth. It goes without question that I adored her but at the same time, those first few weeks and months it somehow seemed that those hard times would never end. It was almost impossible to imagine that so soon she would be crawling away from us, becoming more independent by the day.
The six month mark started a new chapter in her babyhood. She is less fussy and a better napper. She is overflowing with personality and so curious about everything. She bounces, dances and wiggles all the time. It is impossible to change her diaper and clothes without her rolling to grab the exciting things around her. She squeals, screams and makes spitting noises. She cannot stand to have her nose wiped. This has been a problem because her nose has been a constant fountain of snot.
Jon and I had the suspicion that she would be a firecracker, and it is now confirmed.
Now that she is crawling it is so fun to watch her explore our world. We also love that she can choose to crawl to us. Now she is working on crawling over us! I guess I slacked off on reading the baby books because I wasn't prepared for her new found mobility.
We finally feel like a real, normal functioning family. We are so thankful to not be on survival mode anymore.
We feel like we cannot possibly love her more, but we've thought that before. I can't even imagine what a lifetime of this love will look like. I know it is such a blessing. It will continue be wonderful, even when it is hard.
Claire's life as an almost 7 month old: