Georgiana Lee is 7 months old today! Seven whole months. Wow! I still could just cuddle her all day, she however is one busy little bee. She loves to roll around and play with her toys, put anything and everything into her mouth, tell stories in her native tongue of "ba ba ba, ma, ba ba." She waves at anyone who will look at her, and if you're not looking at her, she may very well use her "ba ba's" or grunts to urge you to look her way. She still smells so incredibly sweet. How, how does she smell so good!?! Even with pears in her hair and snot on her little nose I love to snuggle her, yep, I must be a mommy. I call the above (holding her while she sleeps) my guilty pleasure. I know that I am to blame for why she sometimes has restless nights or naps. Poor girl wants to be held. And, if it was safe and if I didn't have things like dishes to wash, I'd volunteer to hold her 24/7.
At night, or if she is fighting a nap, and I am super tired, I will sometimes think why have I gotten her into the bad habit of me holding her all the time... And then, I take a breath, rock her, hold her close, and think, when she is 16 I am not going to get to do this, when she is 12, when she is 10... I go down the list (for some reason always starting at 16), and it just reminds me that this baby time is but a short season and I should savor it.
Or, after reading a chunk of a book or magazine article, I start to beat myself up for not yet properly teaching Georgie how to fall asleep by herself (she will only fall asleep by herself in her pack and play, not her crib, weird and funny...). But, I then go through my 16 on down list and also remember that I want to rock her and hold her and snuggle her, and I am thankful that I can, so I just keep on doing it. Don't get me wrong, I like books and info and I genuinely welcome all tips and advice. But, my new thing to tell myself when I am feeling like I'm a little off course according to such and such author is, Georgiana is a baby not a book. And, I intend to enjoy her as such. Plus, my Grandma says it is okay :)