Do you lose yourself for hours in blogs, social networking sites, message boards and other mom-related internet outlets? So much so that you find yourself forgoing television, books — even time with your family — for the internet? If so, you may be falling prey to internet addiction, which, according to parenting.com, is becoming more and more common among new moms.
Today I got an email titled “Seven Reasons Why Babies Cry” and in my true sarcastic fashion, the first thought I had was, “I could probably give you 700 reasons why babies cry!” Especially mine, who cries when she’s tired, hungry, dirty, hurt, the moon isn’t aligned properly, you take a piece of lint that she picked off the floor out of her mouth, she really wants that DVD she took out of the DVD player and WAAH YOU’RE A MEAN MOMMY FOR TAKING IT AWAY…among other reasons.
So, the jellybean has now been an “outside baby” longer than she was an “inside baby”. That’s kind of weird to think about. For stats…we had her 9 month check-up on the 1st, and she weighed in at 17 pounds and is 28 inches tall. That’s 50-75th percentile for height and 25th for weight…still my long, lean, baby machine! Other than an entire month of the family being sick (stomach virus, cold, then stomach virus) she is doing extremely well!
Our little girl has been threatening to walk over the past few weeks. She’s been cruising for what seems like forever, and has been letting go and standing, and taking a few very cautious steps, but today she took what was very obviously some deliberate steps!
I can hardly believe she’s 8 months old already! Look at this adorable picture, though…you would never know by looking at her that this little girl had been sick with a stomach virus for six days!
Breaking news: We discovered yesterday that Miss A now has TWO teeth, both on the bottom. Which explains why she has been a crankypuss the past week.
My little girl is growing up.
I’m late on this update – it’s been a rather busy few weeks since she turned seven months! It was right after Christmas (December 29th) when she had her seven month birthday, and right after that was New Year’s, then back to work and I also started my master’s degree. Anyway, look at our smiley little girl! She’s such a happy kid. She’s finally making up for those first few months where all she did was cry, because now she is all smiles, all the time. It’s great!
We’ll start this story yesterday.