baby : 8 months

posted on: Friday, September 14, 2012


What a month (and a half)!


I am going to be real with you friends, this month I hit a bit of a wall. Between myself and the lady we have been sick with colds for the better part of winter... and the whole lack of sleep, hormones, three kids and busy mister thing has led to quite a bit of exhaustion. Some days are rough.


But life is still beautiful; I've found that seemingly little things help -- like getting out in the sunshine, sitting down alone for half an hour to flip through a magazine or read a book (especially amusing ones about early mamahood like 'Say it Again in a Nice Voice' by Meg Mason) and meeting up with other mamas and babies. I am part of two mums groups and knowing that we are all going through similar experiences and have similar concerns is extremely comforting. I've also taken the advice of mums like Katrina, and thought about Jane's and Joanna's experiences. I've sought help and taken heart that the blues aren't forever.


Meanwhile, this lady has been growing like a gorgeous little weed. Well, not in size but in skills! She now says dadada, mamama, bababa, claps, bangs toys together, jigs up and down and waves her arms to music and singing, forages around the house (she is especially keen on alerting us to any wires that haven't been taped down), tears paper and can't get enough of scrunching plastic. Today she got her hands on an unopened cellophane cracker packet and scrunched it until the crackers were crumbs.


She loves crawling. She didn't want to sit still for these photos at all. (See up there I bribed her with my phone? She wouldn't stay put!) And she has developed the inevitable clinginess that is to be expected at this age. She has started to slightly prefer us to people she doesn't see every day, but is still a super smiler.

A couple of weeks ago we were at the store and an elderly lady stopped to smile at Rose then said to me in a choked-up voice, 'Oh, I just love babies.'
I can imagine being just like her one day.

These littles are a lot of work, but my goodness. They're the most beautiful people I could ever have imagined.


If you fancy catching up on the lady's babyhood here she is at 7 months, 6 months, 5 months, 4 months, 3 months, 2 months, 1 month and newborn.

{vintage dress from lazer baby vintage on etsy as recommended by nell, organic pillows from nature baby, striped monkey by alimrose, white tights by seed heritage and handed down from our friend jen.) 

20 comments:

  1. I can also imagine myself as that little lady in the future. But babies are so cute, how can you not smile at one?

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  2. She is beautiful. How sweet is the lady in the supermarket? People like that make me want to hug them.

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    1. I know, I was so touched by her sincerity. she was a little teary and I think I was little teary too. babies!

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  3. She is so sweet!

    They grow so quickly don't they...Toddler C is sixteen months now...I feel like I can hardly remember eight month old him!

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    1. yes, only a couple more months and (if like her big brother) she'll probably be walking. no more little baby!

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  4. That went so fast! Eight months? She is beautiful. I always remember the early years as the easiest and most fun while they are still just yours before you have to share them with the outside world. Rose coloured glasses?...

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  5. I have been following your posts on little miss Rose just quietly, as my little mister is almost 7.5 months. Had he been a girl, middle name would have been Rose! But I just wanted to say how I admire the effort you have been putting in to being such a great mum. Your posts always show such love, fun and dedication to your kids and yet, there's a wonderful light-heartedness to it all! This is exactly what we need as mums. To sit back, look at the wonderful little people (and partners) in our lives and smile. My two boys, husband who travels for work, and my own business make for crazy times! It is the support of wonderful friends and fellow mums that make it all a little more bearable. You and your blog, are one of my cherished 'me time' moments..thank you!

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    1. anonymous, your comment warms my heart and means more to me than you could know. a very sincere thank you.

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  6. Beautiful written Bron. Your little baby Rose is so cute. And yes, life can get exhausting (especially I imagine with three children and a busy mister) Keep taking a little bit of timeout for yourself and know that you are doing a wonderful job of juggling and loving and balancing it all. xxx

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    1. Yes, balance is the secret isn't it? Thank you for your encouraging words Nicole.

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  7. Hello cutie! There had been a lot of sickness in this house this winter too. Hopefully spring rids all the colds!
    We get stopped by so many older ladies. It is so cute. Little miss always obliges with a big smile. Bless. x

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    1. aww, I love how wee ones are so friendly with the world at large. yes, bring on spring and no more colds!

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  8. Oh Sweetheart. I really feel for you. Motherhood is such a tough gig. I'm so pleased you've been able to find some support. Contact me anytime - I'm always here for you. J x

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  9. Thank goodness for sunshine- it has been my saviour too! After tricking us into thinking he was a good sleeper- trouble decided 4 wakings nightly would be a good trick,,, and stuck with it! I got some great advice from a good counsellor- find micro slices of "me time" and savour them, take longer showers, enjoy some music, and mini relaxations...snatch the moments and savour them.xx

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  10. We plan to have a baby rose in the next few months but we are still stuck on finding a middle name. By any chance would you mind sharing little Rose's middle name to help spark up some ideas for us!? She's just perfect

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