Being June's Mom | 7 Month Update

My sweet girl is 7 months old!! June is the best thing to ever happen to us. I love sharing these little snippets of her life with everyone. Thank you for following along. 

This has been the most difficult month so far. When she was tiny, I thought, "This is SO EASY!" She slept a lot, she ate a lot, she was easy to calm. Things are different now, but we are still enjoying the moments, even when they are hard. 

One of my favorite things to do with June is go on walks. We both need it and since the weather is finally agreeable, we have made many trips around the block. I'm going to start taking her to the park for a change of scenery. It's hard to explain how much she likes being outside. When I was pregnant, they weren't sure June would be able to express joy. I would like to bring those doctors on a walk with us...she loves it and smiles the entire time. 

I have been reading my weekly blog posts from our pregnancy as they pop up on my Facebook timeline. This past week's post was the last one before we had any bad news. I wish I could hug that girl. I want her to know that the storm coming will be terrible and trying. But I also want her to know that there is a tiny little gummy smile that wakes up to her each morning. I want to tell her my sweet girl will try her darnedest to sit up, laugh, and even use her little legs to stand when we hold her up. Dear self from 52 weeks ago, you will get through this.

Being a first time mom, I'm certainly learning what's needed and what's not. Babies don't need a full wardrobe of clothes. Seriously, this girl has so many cute things and not enough time to wear them! She grew out of some of my favorite outfits and never even wore them. Waaaaah!! Also, we probably have more baby toys we will ever know what to do with. Next time you shop for a baby shower, diapers and wipes and burp cloths are THE WAY TO GO! I always thought those were boring gifts, but now I know they are the most useful! 

Another thing I am learning as a new mom is how important it is to take time for myself. I hate asking for help, but I've been better letting Cal help when June wakes up in the night. (And by "letting Cal help" I really mean "making" him. Haha!) 

It is hard to believe, but we will be planning a first birthday party in just a few short months!!! I am excited to start dreaming and scheming. ...and crying because my baby angel is growing up so fast.