On Monday while I was giving you the tour, I probably should have been posting this instead. The cheeky monkey hit the eight month mark on Monday, and it seems like there's no stopping her. She's on the move - crawling herself along like a little caterpillar and trying to pull herself up on anything she can get her little hands on. She even manages to pull herself up to a sitting position in the cot when she wakes up from her sleep - I go in to find her there sitting up, talking away to herself... it's really cute. Physically, she's definitely grown, her hair is still going gangbusters (in a vertical, fluffy sense) and a tooth is just starting to poke through her top gum. I think those blue eyes are definitely sticking around for the long haul but nobody can seem to pin down her hair colour. Some days it looks fair, other days darker. Only time will tell.
The older she gets and the more "spirited" (thanks Em for introducing me to this term) she becomes, the less time I seem to have to get anything done. She's a full time job, both rewarding and exhausting. I often find myself wondering how I'd ever cope as a mother of two...or three... or four (I was always a four girl, now I have my doubts). Tell me Multi-Mum's - how do you cope? However, despite my own insecurities, people have recently started with the "when are you having another one" business. Really? I just had a baby, like,
...don't get me wrong, maybe I'm sounding a bit negative? Becoming a mother is hands down, without a doubt the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to me. I really can't imagine that there is anything else in this life (for me) that will ever surpass the love, joy and sense of fulfillment that I feel simply by being Eulalie's Mum. Of course, I have other desires and ambitions for my future, but for now... motherhood is keeping me more than content (albeit exhausted and time poor).
Oh, but apparently I'm not the only one who's exhausted... all this new physical activity must be wearing the Lalie Bug out, because guess what? Last night she slept through! For the first time EVER! (Of course, I woke up in a panic at 6.30am thinking something must have happened to her...so like an idiot I went in to
Ah well, we'll get the hang of it one of these days.