You have had an incredible month! It has been so great to watch you do so many things at 7 months old!
Here’s what you were up to before your 8 month birthday:
You are loving touch and feel books this month. You have two with animals in them and they are definitely your favorites.
You are such a busy bee and love to play. You prefer standing to play, but you’re also loving your car and your rocking horse.
You try to climb on things. I found you climbing on your twilight turtle so that can’t be in your crib anymore, only stuffed animals that sink when you step on them because you are still fearless.
You hate being restrained, especially in your car seat and you throw a fit. It doesn’t last long usually because you know you aren’t getting out.
about 2 seconds later…
BoBo kept you one day when you had been sick at daycare the day before and couldn’t go back until you were symptom free for 24 hours and I had to work. You arranged your toys before he got there:
and you guys seemed to have a good time all day!
You are loving this little sunshine toy that plays you are my sunshine and you push the button over and over again while I’m driving.
Some of my favorites from our daily morning pictures:
You started waving! It is so cute and you wave at everyone and sometimes just things…like the flagpole at daycare and a big penguin statue. :) You’re so friendly and we make the rounds at daycare in the mornings handing out smiles before you get to your classroom.
When you get really excited you make fists and shake with excitement. I swear I didn’t teach you this. It was so strange to see you do it because I used to do that when I was little! I have to get a picture of you doing it to put with these:
You have had 6 teeth (4 on top/2 on bottom) since you were 6 months old. You haven’t gotten any more, but I can’t get a picture of those puppies! Here’s the best one I have of you and daddy playing peek-a-boo with me one Saturday morning. :)
Loving your little showers in the kitchen sink. :)
Maddie Monster attacking the pillows while I make the bed in the morning:
You went to your first tailgate in Norman and then to your first college football game! You did amazing and stayed for 3 quarters of a 6:30pm game! You had been clapping a couple of days before the game and I tried to get you to do it for your daddy and you wouldn’t so I gave up and then at the game you started clapping like crazy with the crowd. It was adorable!
You started a swim class a few days after your 7 month birthday and you LOVE it!
Happy 8 months, Madelyn Adele! I think it’s only natural as a parent to worry about your child being the little fish in a big pond or to wonder if they are better off being the big fish in a little pond. I’ve realized this month that it doesn’t matter what pond you’re in. You’ve been the most advanced baby in some situations and the least advanced baby in others and it doesn’t change a thing. I’ve watched you hold your own when you’re the youngest and smallest and I’ve watched you be kind and helpful when you’re the oldest and biggest and both make me equally proud. Just be you in whatever pond you find yourself in and never rule out being the big fish in the big pond.