Monday, July 11, 2011

Eight Months!

My little Baby Bowen,

Happy birthday! What an amazing eight months it's been.

You continue to thrive and grow into a delightful little girl. You're constantly smiling and giggling, and seem to find joy in everything around you. The funniest thing this month seems to be your brother Sandwiches - you burst into giggles every time you see him! In fact, it's really difficult for me to put you to bed when he's in the room, since all you want to do is play with him instead.

This month has been a wild ride, since we finally moved into our new home. You've adjusted really well, and seem to absolutely love hanging out in your new backyard. You happily sit under the apple tree and look around with a giant smile on your face. That is, when you're not shoving fistfuls of grass into your mouth! We've played a lot in the back yard, and even made your first piece of artwork with finger paints.

The biggest change this month was the arrival of your first two teeth! After a couple of restless nights, there were suddenly two little chompers on your bottom jaw. They came up together quite quickly and now you're sporting the cutest little smile. You also had your very first cold this month, and while it was a crummy and uncomfortable few days, you powered through like a champ and got over it in merely three days.

Your favourite activities this month have been: swinging on the swings at the playground near our house, standing in your exercaucer with all your toys before you and throwing them all to the ground, scratching your nails on different surfaces to hear the interesting noises you can make, splashing around in the bath, and biting mommy with your razor sharp teeth. You're getting incredible mobile; rolling forward and backwards, and inch-worming around everywhere you need to go!

We've also started our "Music Together" course, and while you really seem keen on interacting and socializing with the other babies, you seem to really hate the instruments! You want nothing to do with banging on the drum or shaking the maracas, preferring instead to just look on. You also went to the beach for the very first time, and absolutely loved the feeling of sand on your little toes. Showing you the world is such a fun and exciting thing and I'm so lucky to be the one to do it.

You're growing so fast, my little monkey! It's so exciting to see all the changes in you, but it's also sad how fast it's all going by. It wasn't so long ago that you couldn't focus your eyes or hold your head up, and now here you are moving all over the place and becoming your own amazing person.

Happy eight months, Bowencita!

I love you forever,

-Your mom

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