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8 months

July 15, 2010


Momma’s been awful about these the past few months, with each one of your birthday month days landing on a time we were gone.

But darling, this one is so special, because you have come so far the past month. You can roll back, forth, sideways, you can crawl forward (yay!), you are starting to pull yourself up on everything. I had to take your bumper off yesterday because you decided to use it as a place to put your feet on to push yourself up on the crib. You were very upset about that, and screamed for a 20 minutes refusing to nap.

I raced through a shower at the end of the screaming to come get you, as I figured at that point you weren’t going to go to sleep. I had conditioner in my hair and was trying to get it out with a towel when you suddenly decided to pass out. Nice. 🙂

You can babble, “Mamamama” and look at me while saying it – even if Daddy is holding you. He thinks I’ve been coaching you, but I haven’t. Well, until you started to say it and then I did.

You like to sit in your crib, or on the floor and talk to yourself. You find something with a tag or a string, and work it in your little hands while cooing at it, nodding seriously, and pursing your lips to contemplate just what it can do for you. Then you nom on it. You like to talk to just about anything that makes you think about what is going on.

You are our pride and joy. Our life is amazing with you in it, Daddy and I stare at you in awe each morning as we snuggle next to you. Even when you bounce the paci off Daddy’s head at night in your fury, he still adores you.

You take a bath in the inflatable duck Nana and Grandpa bought Daddy for Father’s Day. While you were scared of it at first, Daddy imitates the quacking noise it makes and you love that. You also love to hit the water as hard as you can with your hands and feet while screaming in delight. It’s adorable.

There is no more barfing, no more sickness. You have become a different child on the medicine. It’s obvious you feel much better. I feel so bad you suffered through 6 long months of reflux while we tried to figure out what was wrong.

I love you with all my heart. You are the light of our life.



  • Cindy @ This Adventure, Our Life

    July 25, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Happy 8 months little Bella! That video is adorable! I love love baby noises, she had a lot to say :)! Very cute!

  • Nikki

    July 16, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    First, Happy 8 Months Bella!
    Second, do you know how happy your past videos of Bella have made me? Want to know why? Because she is just as vocal as the babe. I was starting to worry that he was too vocal. No other babies I’ve been around have been as vocal as he is, but then I see sweet Bella humming along as she plays with her toys and I’m relieved! Thanks, you’ve made this momma’s day!

  • Angie@Dear Sydney

    July 15, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Happy 8 months – it does go by way too fast! She sure is a little sweetie 🙂

  • Sara

    July 15, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Happy 8 months to Bella! Way to move, sister!

  • metta1313

    July 15, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Happy 8 months Bella!

  • mama23bears

    July 15, 2010 at 7:33 am

    this is very sweet!

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