This sweet thing is almost 9 months! When I think back on her newborn and tiny infancy days it all feels like a blur. In hindsight, I didn’t take as much of a break as I should have for my own mental and physical health, but I managed to make it through and we’re now at a wonderful stage.
Emily is a happy, content baby. She’s been the easiest baby of my 3 kids, but the worst sleeper. We’re finally making a bit of progress on sleep at this point and It has helped to resolve that she simply isn’t going to nap like the boys did. Around 8 months I sort of washed my hands of all efforts to encourage her to nap for 2 hours at any given time and I’m happy to report that my stress level went way down as soon as I gave up and that is very valuble right now. She’s an early riser, short napper, but otherwise very happy.
She picks up little bits of food now, which is one of my favorite stages, although it shines a bright light on how much junk is on my floors at any given time! We have the Dyson cordless vacuum that I use very regularly but somehow she can always find a little tiny bit of something to put in her mouth.
She’s crawling, pulling to standing, and I’m pretty sure she’ll be walking by her birthday in May!
A few other links + loves:
Such a pretty vanity tray. I keep daily use products on a tray in my bathroom to try to keep everything contained and limit how much I set out on the counter. It usually works but I tend to edit what I have out every few weeks or so.
I mentioned on Instagram that I’ve been getting a Flat White at Starbucks lately and I heard from so many of you that you also love this drink! It’s Ristretto shots (2 or 3 depending on the size you get) topped with whole milk. It’s like a latte but with no flavor. I usually shift between a Flat White or an Americano with a bit of cream, depending on what I’m in the mood for!
I keep eyeing this comforter at Target but I’m hesitant to pull the trigger. Our current quilt is shredded from my cats and I fear this won’t hold up well.
I hope you have a nice weekend! We are celebrating Luke’s 4th birthday with a “green” party. He loves the color green so I’m just going to get green plates, napkins, cupcakes, balloons, and anything else I can think of for a very simple party at home.