Sunday, October 10, 2010

8 Months

Miss Avin . .
Little Sweetie . .

We can not believe that you are 8 months old today.  It seems like we have never known life without you but yet time seems to go so fast.  You are growing at rapid speed and showing us new things daily. Your personality sure is growing and I have a feeling you might be a sassy girly girl.

I feel so lucky that I get to spend just about every hour with you.  I get to watch grow and watch you change before my eyes.  Yes there are days where I need my own time or I need you to have daddy time but I am so lucky to be able to be with you as much as I am. I wouldn't change it for the world.

Every day I hear your daddy talk about how cute you are or that you do the cutest things.  Daddy isn't such a baby guy but he loves that you are starting to show your personality and that you are ready to start exploring this world.  I know that daddy can not wait for you to walk so that you, Alex and daddy can all play outside together.

Here are a few things you are up to these months . .

You are a happy baby
( unless you are hungry or tired or need a diaper change )

You smile really big when I clap
( I have to clap loud )

You are a big time mamas girl
(  you will be with daddy and I will walk by and you will start crying )

You Are a Scooter
( you are so close to crawling but can get anywhere you want )

You love to be around your sister
( your sister loves to be around you and making you do things )

You can stand on your own
( you have great balance, we can prop you up on things and you will stand for a few minutes or seconds )

You make the sweetest noises
( you blow bubbles, babble all the time and other randoms )

You prefer food over bottle
( you always want to eat but we have trouble getting bottles in you.  Some days are better then others )

You are not sleeping through the night
( you usually wake me between 3:30 and 4:30 to eat, I don't mind.  I would rather you eat then and sleep tell 7:30 or 8am instead of be up for the day at 6am)

You enjoy snacks
( you love to be able to hold on to your food. we have started giving you bread and graham crackers and other little baby snacks including puffs and yogurt melts ) 

( you wear 3/6, 6, 6/9 and some 6/12 month clothing but mainly wear 6 month clothing when I can find it)

( size 2 diaper during the day and size 3 night time diapers at night.  I am thinking about moving you up to size 3 in the day to.  I am not a fan of small diapers )

( you are so not a laughing baby, I can get you going sometimes but then you get annoyed.  Alex was never a giggly baby either )

( you still have blueish eyes but they are starting to change.  I can't see them turning as hazel as Alex eyes.  I sure hope they stay some what blue )

( you are starting to get some on that little head of yours but it sure is not much.  It is a light light brown )

all the things above describe you.  They tell us who you are by describing each little detail.   But those words only describe who you are but actually knowing you and watching you grow is one of the most amazing things I have ever experienced.  To watch you go from a 3 lbs 15 ounce baby laying in a nicu bed for 11 days to a happy and healthy 8 month old is truly a miracle. To see your personality blossoming and to watch you and your sister bond is something I have always dreamed I would experience.  I always knew I wanted to be a mommy but I never knew I would be so lucky to be a mommy to two beautiful little girls who are just full of life.  
You are beautiful Avin, both inside and out.  Don't ever let someone tell you different.  

You complete our family ( for now ) and your daddy and I love you so very much.
Happy 8 months sweet girl! 



RN Mama said...

I absolutely love the black and white photos! She's so precious;)

Anonymous said...

Happy eight months! I cannot believe she is standing some on her own already. What a big girl!

Jessica said...

Happy 8 months pretty girl! She is just too precious!

Anna said...

Love the last one of her in the hat. They're all gorgeous!

What a big girl. Dimitri will love her, when they finally get to meet :)

Lyr said...

These pictures are amazing girl friend! love them! You are so talented!

Lucy Marie said...

She is precious!!

Kelly said...

Time flies! Gorgeous pictures!

Candice said...

Happy 8 mos sweet little Avin!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Wow, 8 months!!! Happy 8 months to Avin! All of the sudden, she looks a lot more grown up!

amy said...

gorgeous girl! happy 8 months!