Monday, March 10, 2014

7 months old

There was a time not so long ago when I thought I would never be a mum. I tried hard not to think about all the things I would do with my babies when they came. I didn't want to tempt fate and get excited about something that may never happen, but inevitably my mind would wonder. I would dream about playing with blocks and playdough. Tea parties and dress ups. It all seemed so far away at the time. They were nothing but dreams, yet they were so vivd. Nowadays they are an everyday reality. We may not be up to tea parties, but we do have lots of fun playing.



7 months is such an adorable age. She is mobile enough to get the toys she wants (most of the time), but not zooming around worrying me out of my mind. She sits up by herself. She giggles, blows raspberries, makes kissing noises and squeals. Her babbling is turning into audible words at a rapid pace. She says mum on purpose instead of randomly. She holds her arms out to be picked up and when she wants to come back to me when someone else is holding her. She gives wonderful snuggly cuddles and leans in for kisses.


Yes she already has way too many toys.

She has learnt how to put her feet in her mouth and is obsessed with holding them up in the air any chance she gets. She is fascinated by her hands and often sits and stares at her fingers moving about. She passes toys from one hand to the other all the time while playing. She can turn almost any activity into a game and in turn has an uncanny ability to make everyday tasks fun. She will start a game of peek-a-boo by herself if there is a wrap or blankie within arms reach. She blows raspberries when she feels she should be the center of attention. She laughs at completely inappropriate times, making lots of situations uncharacteristically funny. She is a very happy, bubbly baby.


Love that smile!


She makes me feel like the luckiest mum in the world. I so love being called mum. I love that she wants to be with me. I love that a mummy cuddle can fix anything. I love that I will always be her mum and she will always be my baby, no matter how old she gets.


Toni xx


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14 comments:

  1. She is absolutely gorgeous. I love her cheeky smiles. I remember that age, and watching Mr 4 try to get up on his knees to move around. His little frustrated grunts when he couldn't quite get to wear he wanted.

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    1. Shes mastered getting up on her knees and rocking back and forth, but when she tries to move she ends up going backwards because she still pushes too much with her arms instead of her legs. Its fine with me though, the longer she stays relatively contained the less stressful for me :)

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  2. I love the smiley eyes of a baby, true windows of a happy innocent soul. Such a wonderful age. Is that a unicorn pillow pet? My girls have one each too :)

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    1. It certainly is a unicorn pillow pet! She got it for christmas and was fascinated with it straight away.

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  3. Cutie pie - I just can't remember much of my babies being so young, but when I look back at photos it ALL comes back. Right now I have a very small but bossy army of 2.5, 4 and nearly 6 who boss me around and are so cute that it's hard to be grizzly at them!

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    1. She tests my patience already at times, but it is quite impossible to stay annoyed with her for long.

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  4. Just looking at that photo of your little one just makes me smile, what an infectious smile she has. It's so lovely that you have written down all of these feelings and wonderful things she's doing because it's so easy to forget.

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    1. I struggled with whether to put her on the blog initially but I've done it for exactly that reason - so I always have a memory of what she was like when I no longer remember.

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  5. Your bubba is looking absolutely gorgeous! I'm absolutely loving this age as well. Grace is now going on 8 months, and getting more and more mobile with each passing day.

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  6. I love 6-12 months. My baby is 7 months too and a real delight now compared to his first 6 months where he was cranky all the time!! Enjoy the non movement as once it starts it snowballs and you willl never sit down again!! What a little cutie miss 7 months is!!

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    1. She was super cranky for the first three months while we were sorting out her allergies, but shes just amazing now. So many of us have babies the same age :)

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  7. 7 months is just a lovely age - so pleased to hear you are loving and relishing every moment x

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