Wednesday, March 17, 2010

7 months

Yesterday, my little girl hit the 7 month mark. I find it exhilarating, and heartbreaking how quickly time flies when watching your little one grow. The past 7 months I have learned a lot about this little life that I co-created. Ingrid Nightingale entered the world August 16th, 2009, and we knew nothing about her. We were strangers, head over heels in love, but still strangers. Now, I can say many things about this little girl who is no longer a stranger. I have grown to learn that she is incredibly talkative, willing to wear her heart on her sleeve. She loves water, loves pea's, needs to be snuggled when she wakes up from a nap, thinks that hat's are for suckers, and loves to laugh.

This past 7 months I have not just learned a lot about my daughter, I've also learned a lot about myself. I don't tolerate sleepless nights nearly as well as I thought I would. I am able to wake up just at the sound of stirring in the other room. I really don't mind smelling like spit up. The vacuuming really doesn't need to be done everyday. I've learned that trusting God to take care of my child is a good lesson to learn early. I've learned that nothing smells better then a freshly bathed baby. I've learned that footsie pajamas are the cutest thing ever (if you know where to find some in an adult size Small, let me know). I've learned that seeing your child in pain is just about the most difficult thing to tolerate, and that the word "poopy" is used way too often in our household. I've also learned that the sound of my sweet girl talking away in the back seat while I'm driving is way more fun to listen to then music (although that's good too) Most of all I have learned that I have the most intense love for my child, and that I hope to offer her the same grace, tolerance, and acceptance that my heavenly Father offers me.

1 comment:

  1. this made me smile and cry at the same time.