It’s been 8 months since the most amazing day ever.
I gave birth to my sweet squishy Ada in our bed, in the same spot we’re snuggling in right now as I write this.
I caught her with my own two hands while the midwife stood back and made the video.
I did it! I grew her in my womb, felt the top of her head inside of me as I dilated, and I was the first person to hold her.
The other day I almost rear ended someone because I was remembering the day Ada was born and grinning like an idiot.
Today Ada is 8 months old.
How 8 months have passed so quickly, I have no idea, but here we are. More than half way to a year.
She’s so different now.
At birth Ada was 7 pounds, 6 ounces. At 8 months old she is 18 pounds.
She can crawl, and fast. She can pull up to a stand and she’s practicing taking steps to glide around furniture.
Today she used a little plastic activity table to push-walk her way over to the Christmas tree and reach ornaments.
Ada is so smart. I know, mommy bragging, but I like to write down these things for later.
She can clap her hands. Her favorite sign is “all done” and she says, “aah duh” while doing it.
She can repeat things, even though I doubt she knows what she’s saying. The other day on the phone I was telling my mom Ada’s social security number and it ended in 9-9. Ada chirped, “nine nine! nine nine!” like a little mocking bird. My mom even knew what she was saying over the phone.
She also waves and says, “haaaaaaaaaaaai” and “baaaaaaaaaaaahh” all the time.
She learned, “Shhh!” the other day too. She tells her singing giraffe and singing frog, “Shhhh!” and then throws them.
When she wants more she does a crippled version of the sign and says, “mah mah mah”
When she wants to nurse she does the milk sign and a fake cough, haha.
Her first Christmas is almost here. I keep thinking, this time next year she’ll be so much bigger–helping her sissy decorate cookies and everything.
Time goes by so quickly. It’s bittersweet. Rosie was just a baby a few days ago, it seems.
(Her hair! I didn’t style it like that. It’s getting longer and it pops up.)