21 June 2012

Miss Independent

Maybe it's the glass of wine I had after dinner, but I am feeling particularly sentimental tonight. Natalie is growing right before my eyes. Today she sat all on her own, without any support from a pillow or cushion or me. This is amazing and I'm so proud. After I shot this video we played some more and then  took a bath together. She then got sleepy so I fed her and sang her "Butterfly Kisses" until she closed her eyes. I used to sing that to her all the time when she was a newborn. I would rock her to sleep while sitting in our glider, holding her close. It worked like magic. Then as she got older she hated being cradled and refused to let me rock her. I haven't sung that song to her in quite some time, so it was nice to do it on a day where she's showing me she needs me less and less. I get that she's only six months and still very reliant on me. It's not like she's running off to college or anything, but this is a big step in her independence.

14 Thoughts :

Ali June 21, 2012 at 9:50 PM  

Glass of wine sounds FANTASTIC :) I can't believe she is sitting on her own!!! Crazy. So proud of her!

Jilean June 21, 2012 at 11:09 PM  

she is SO cute!

MOMMY TALK WITH STEPH June 22, 2012 at 12:34 AM  

They do grow up too fast. She is too cute! Glad all is well! Have a great weekend!

Mama June 22, 2012 at 2:14 AM  

I laughed out loud at your glass of wine for dinner!

Stephanie June 22, 2012 at 8:42 AM  

What a big girl! I was just telling JJ last night that sometimes I wish Chloe slept in our bed so we would get some cuddles. That girl is so independent, we rarely (if ever) get to just sit in the glider and hold her, or lay in bed with her next to us. Nope, she's too busy for that and it makes me sad that those newborn days of holding her for hours are already gone.

Megan June 22, 2012 at 8:44 AM  

Aww!! And glass of wine or not. I totally get the whole sentimental thing.

Shannon June 22, 2012 at 9:17 AM  

She is getting so big! Once they start sitting up, they are so much fun!!!

I also loved hearing your voice. Hee hee hee.

Kristin June 22, 2012 at 11:05 AM  

Awwww! I am sentimental alllll the time! Especially now that my days of one on one time with Leah are limited...But even though she is getting older and rarely wants to snuggle, she still needs me all the time and wants Mommy first :)

Sarah and Derek June 22, 2012 at 11:13 AM  

Love that song and I'm sure she loves her mama singing it to her! She's sitting so well!

Nessa June 22, 2012 at 2:18 PM  

Aww too cute. She looks pretty happy to be sitting. Babies need to grow up slower!

Caiti June 23, 2012 at 12:53 AM  

Ugh! You almost made me cry too. I look at Gemma, and she's only 2 months old, and cannot believe how much she's grown. I cannot imagine how you feel. Natalie is beautiful!

Melanie June 24, 2012 at 2:25 AM  

AWWWWW! You go you adorable precious lil drool bug you! Geesh... mama they really do grow way to fast... ahhh make me tear up too! Silly bean. HUGS...!

Melanie June 24, 2012 at 2:35 AM  

P/S the new header is RADlicious. Yep... said it!)

Amy June 24, 2012 at 1:30 PM  

Such a BIG girl! Phones are most definately baby magnets! She will be on the move before you know it!