One Of Those Weeks….

that I never want to end.  What an awesome week I’ve had with Sweetness.  I think 10 months is yet another one of my favorite stages.  She is so interactive, crawling, standing up, laughing, talking (well, sorta), and I swear I fall in love with her all over again everyday it seems.

We eat lunch together everyday and earlier this week as I was sitting there eating my sandwich and she was eating her ditali, my heart was so full.  I was thinking how happy I was to have her in my life and how FUN it is to be with her everyday and how she has become my little buddy and how much I am going to miss her when she has her own life and goes off to first grade.  I found myself tearing up as took the next bite of ham sandwich.  Yes folks, leave it to me to not enjoy the moment and project 6 years into the future and see myself feeling sad.  But I think that is precisely why I got sad, because I was enjoying the moment so much and I never wanted it to end.

Later that same day we went for a dip in her new plastic pool as it was unseasonably hot in New England for May.  She was her usual cautious self and was unsure what to make of the blue plastic filled with water but she sorta warmed up by the end.  I practically had to get in with her (which reminded me that I desperately need to get to the mall to find a bathing suit) while she clung to me for dear life but I think it was a success overall.

At times I can’t believe how quickly this year is going.  Everyone says to enjoy her as it goes fast and it couldn’t be more true.  She has enriched and enhanced my life beyond words.  I love our little life together….the morning routine, the errands, moms groups, the library, shopping, walks, lunch, dinner, playtime….all of it.  Today I was holding her and she was getting sleepy and started sucking her fingers and twirling MY hair. It was the most precious thing in the world.  I mean life just doesn’t get better than this.

Motherhood is like nothing else in the world. Thank you for coming to me Sweetness.

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A Real Mom

Today is Mother’s Day and I feel so incredibly lucky and happy.  I finally feel like a real mother!

I just want to thank you Sweetness for making me a Mommy.  I love being your Momma and you bring such joy, light and love to my life.  I knew you’d come someday but I just didn’t know when.

I love spending each day with you and I enjoy watching you play and learn new things. You are so smart and independent.  You want to do everything yourself lately! I am so proud to be your mother and I look forward to watching you grow and spending many more Mother’s Days together.

I love you Sweetness.  You are the best thing to ever happen to me.  Thank you for coming to us.  I love you forever!

Nine Month Well Visit, etc.

She’s doing excellent.

19lbs 1oz 50th percentile, 28 1/4 inches 67th percentile

I really think the nurse was being generous with her height b/c she measured twice and took the longer measurement.  Her father and I are total midgets so I’d be surprised if she’s tall but hey, you never know!  A couple of my brothers are tall so it’s in the gene pool!

They also gave her a finger stick to check for lead (standard procedure) and boy can that girl bleed!  Yikes.  She filled up the vile in seconds and then she bled the rest of the way home.  Amazing how much a tiny person can bleed out of a finger prick. Anyway, she did wonderful and I’m proud of her.  I really am, I am just SO proud to be her Mom.

Sweetness is still waking up at night to nurse and her Dr suggested that we night wean her.  Oh boy.  That ought to be an adventure.  I’ve already started with changing her bedtime routine and not nursing her to sleep and I’ll see if that makes a difference. The thing is , I don’t pump so a bottle isn’t really an option and she’s allergic to milk so I’m not going to introduce formula at this stage so…..night weaning it is.  I just know my sleeping will be even more disrupted if I deny her milk at 2 a.m. but I really need her to STTN.  I am a tired Mommy but then again, all mommies are tired, aren’t they?

We had another awesome weekend with her.  My sister and two year old nephew came to visit and Sweetness ADORES him.  It is so fun to watch them together.  I only wish we lived closer 😦

Lastly, her birthday has been weighing on my mind a lot lately and I know it’s time to start planning and ordering stuff.  I think I’m going with this theme.  But I like this one too so we’ll see.  I’m also on the hunt for a good recipe for a dairy free, egg free cake for us to eat.

I’ll leave you with a recent pic of my girl about to get into the baker’s rack.  LOVE HER.