My sweet baby girl…where has the time gone? It seems like only yesterday that you were a snuggly little newborn cradled in my arms and now all of a sudden you are an active bubbly 8 month old. You continue to be one of the happiest babies I have ever seen and will smile at anyone and everyone. You are becoming increasingly more mobile…crawling everywhere and standing on whatever you can pull yourself up on. You are very curious and love exploring and learning new things. You are also always very interested in whatever your big brother is doing. You are becoming more and more independent and are starting to show a bit more determination and stubbornness as well. However, you are also very attached to me and although this can be challenging at times, it is also special to feel so needed and loved by you. I love watching you grow and learn new things and seeing more and more of your little personality shine through, but it is seriously going by way too fast and I need you to slow down just a little bit. I even teared up a little when I saw your two bottom teeth come in last week as it was as if some of your “babyness” instantly faded away in that moment. You have made all our lives so much brighter with your constant smiles, squeals and laughter. Thank you for bringing so much joy to our little family. I love you my sweet baby girl.
This post is part of a year long project where a group of talented photographers/mothers and I write monthly letters to our children. Please continue the blog circle to see what Christy has written.
Bethany Mattioli Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity and family photography in Morgan Hill, CA and surrounding areas including San Jose, Gilroy, Los Gatos and the greater San Francisco Bay Area.