Today, my little girl is six months old. SIX MONTHS!!!! That went by really fast – way faster than I expected. It’s been an amazing time, in so many different ways, and I have a hard time remembering what life used to be like without her.
She is a little person now. She has a personality, a sense of humour, she’s mobile and conversational, she plays super cute games, she is snuggly, and definitely a mummy’s girl so far. She’s just started waving at me when I wave back – so it’s not a proper wave just yet, but she’s learning fast.
I’m really looking forward to the next six months. I know that so much will change between now and then. There is so much learning and growing that goes on in that first year and I’m so blessed to be able to stay home and be here for all of it.
So, six months feels significant not only because she’s a half year old, but because I feel like I’m coming out of that mummy fog I’ve been living in. Reclaiming small bits of myself, putting myself back together as a person that exists outside of motherhood. Of course motherhood is still my primary role and function (and I wouldn’t switch it for anything), but it’s nice to know that I can hold a conversation without inserting baby details, that I can leave the house for an hour or so and not spend most of the time fretting about Lauren. And I’m back to where I was with my writing six months ago – albiet the writing is still not the best quality, but hey, no one said that she’d suddenly become a good sleeper just because she hit the 6 month mark 😉
Anyways, I’m going to put a pic post up later looking back on the last six months of my beautiful little girls life. It’s been awhile since I looked at her newborn pics, so I’ll get a nice shock at how much she’s grown! For the record she is 8.5kgs as of today. And as a slight ear infection but still no teeth… hopefully they aren’t far off now!