Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Cause you can't, you won't and you don't stop

8 months!

Miss Ivy Lou works tirelessly to find anything that runs on electricity or is covered in dog slobber. We spend a good part of our days preventing her from putting these things in her mouth.

She growls whenever we growl at her and at Ollie all the time. She squeals with delight when she sees someone she knows, yells at the tv and laughs at herself after sneezing.  

Ivy loves grapes, shredded chicken and rice. She's not such a fan of enchilada sauce or choocolate ice cream

She finally fits into six month size clothing and will keep shoes on her feet for more than three seconds.

The other day she crawled out of my lap and Stephen said, "You know that's a metaphor  for our future, right?"Every day she becomes more of her own person, roaming all over the apartment, entertaining herself, laughing at who knows what, becoming decreasingly dependent on me. For all her new independence, I forget that she's still just a little baby. But yesterday she was playing in the living room while I was working on a project. Everything seemed fine until Ivy suddenly screamed. Not a tired whine or a hungry scowl, but a terrified scream. I ran and picked her up. She burried her face in my shoulder and sniffled, letting me hold her without resistance like she was just weeks old again. I don't know what happened and I hope whatever it was never hurts her again, but I was thankful for the five minute reminder that my baby still needs her mom.


  1. She's super cute.. They grow up fast. A cliche for a reason, I guess. I thought my twinners would just stay tiny forever, and I was pretty wrong about that. And 6 month clothes?!? Is she teeny? Good gracious!!

  2. She is tiny. And yet growing so fast.


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