oh my sweet matilda,
i get all emotional looking at these photos. you have grown so much in the past 8 months and i can't believe i have never done an update like this and written down how much progress you have made.
// you are a true sunshine. at the store today a cashier asked me if you are always this happy and i said 'yes'. she replied that she can see it in your eyes.
// you greet everybody with a huge smile and a wink of mischief in your eyes.
// you have mastered the art of crawling and are keeping me busy.
// you can even push yourself back with your bare feet and while sitting on your back.
// changing you has become a challenge as you want to roll around the whole time, but something in your hands will keep you occupied for a little while.
// you have 4 upper and 2,5 lower teeth.
// you like to chew on everything. mostly on my fingers..
// you have started to sleep better. mostly from 7.30 pm to 00.30 am to 6-7.00 am with one or two binky breaks and checking if we are still there.
// when your dad comes home you get a big smile on your face when he calls out your name in the hallway and crawl to meet him. this makes his day.
// i think you said "mama" this week when you cried under the chair, but maybe that was wishful thinking :)
// you love drinking water and eating. it's all so exciting for you :)
// you love it when i sing.
// oh, how you love your cousins or other kids. you light up.
// you love to nurse and it breaks my heart weaning you, but it's time my love.
// you react to your name and give sloppy kisses - the best kind. :) often you take my head in your hands and give me a kiss and laugh. that makes my day every single time.
// your laugh. your loud laugh makes my heart sing operas and i have to hear it at least once a day. it's addicting.
// you want to stand up but don't have the strength yet.
// you could jump up and down 24/7.
i would love to make time stand still but seeing you grow is exciting and fun. sometimes i am selfish and think that i don't want to have another baby as i want all my love just for you, my beautiful firstborn, the one we waited so long for. but then i shake my head and long for your siblings, to fill our home with more like you or so unlike you. :)