Monday, January 19, 2015

Bliss Mabry Poe: Eight Months

IMG_5481Oh my girly!!!
We’re busy, busy around here. But I must take the time to recap your 8th month before you get to your 9th in about a week from now…
Your 8th month was full of joy and fun!…considering it was all about Christmas! We started with fun things at church and your “first snow” (fake, of course) at our “Hanging of the Green!” It’s hilarious that it was actually 71 degrees outside. We traveled to Dallas to spend time with lots of special people and for you to meet Santa. I shouldn't have been surprised that you loved him and smiled big for each picture.
The rest of the month, you were happily “my accessory” (what Daddy calls you) to many Christmas events…Daddy’s staff Christmas party, parties at your Bubba’s schools, Nash’s Christmas choir program, youth group events and to the EggNoggin Retreat at Forest Glen. You were SUCH a good baby and looked darling in your Christmas attire wherever we went.
IMG_5473IMG_5502Then, at the end of your 8th month, we had more fun celebrating Jesus’ birthday with you. You were bright eyed at our Christmas Eve service and helped carry down Baby Jesus to the nativity with our family. Christmas morning was dreamy with you. You loved everything about it and were such a joy. I loved seeing you open princess gift after princess gift…and watch your brothers as they’d proudly show you your new toys.
IMG_5480In this month, crawling has become a norm and pulling up has begun. Is it bad that I wanted to push you down when I found you standing in your crib. You’re not allowed to grow up so fast, my sweet lovey love!! At least you're still wanting to eat your food from Momma…you have NO interest in baby food and GAG before the spoon hits your lips. It’s comical, actually. We’ve given you yummy things but it doesn’t matter. You’ll occasionally decide you like sweet potatoes, but that’s about all.
IMG_5485Sleep is not our friend around here. You’ve actually done worse…getting up once or twice (or sometimes three times) every night. And, Momma is a sucker…I’ll just come upstairs and feed you. I may have to get serious about this soon…but, part of me loves our quiet moments in the night. (but, just once a night, please!)
I think one of the main reasons for the lack of sleep could be the two, cute pearly whites that are in the bottom of your mouth. And, due to those, you put EVERYTHING in your mouth. And, you’ll find the tiniest little piece of something on our floor and immediately put it in your mouth. I don’t even know how you find it, but you do. Your Bubbas are going to have to be EXTRA careful with their Legos now! IMG_5494IMG_5495
You’re still the best and happiest baby I’ve ever seen…fussing is a rarity. So, when you cry, it kills me! Your brothers are quick to dote on you still. I love how excited you get to see us when we haven’t seen you for a whole 30 seconds. And I adore how you’ll peek around an object to see us better. It cracks me up how you’re interested in OUR food, but not your own. When we hold you, and take a bite, you watch so carefully and then try to get it out of our mouths with your mouth…like a little birdie. You’re LOUD when you want to be heard…and babble on so preciously. Seriously, when I say you’re a JOY, I mean it. SUCH. A. JOY!!! IMG_5497
So, know how loved you are, baby girl. And know that I’m soaking in every moment with you. You melt me and I'm so thankful you’re mine.

Play, Santa, and 8 month pics 364Nash is 8 mo, Q is 4 003_thumb[2]IMG_5495

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