She is definitely suffering from "second child syndrome". Don't freak - nothing catastrophic has happened - but I haven't blogged about her in weeks (scratch that, months) and SHE'S 7 MONTHS OLD.
And its not that I don't have anything to blog about, because I DO. I have tons of thoughts, tons of emotions, tons of milestones....tons of everything. I just cannot find the time. Like now, Matt and I just cooked lunch and both babies are asleep and we are both in town for once so I've got like 2.7 seconds to write this...
Sweet Mary Tucker...she's 7 months old, rolling all over the place, being my serious, stoic little mini me.
She looks just like me...acts just like Matt. For those of you who know Matt, you know we've got opposite personalities. Stella was (and is) a smiley, flirty, goofy, laughing thing from when she came out and greeted this world. Here's Stella at 7 months:
Mary Tucker is serious and thoughtful, sharing smiles and grins only when she wants. I love this about her...she's very different from me. It's like looking in the mirror when I look in her eyes, yet I see so much of Matt in her personality.
She and I have a great thing going with nursing and I'm enjoying nursing a 7 month+ baby - I never got to do that with Stella because we weened her completely the day she turned 7 months. I don't know if I'll make it to a year, but I'm enjoying this new adventure with her right now.
She's enjoying eating baby food, which I haven't started to make yet because I purchased a gift pack from NurtureMe via www.plumdistrict.com and I haven't run out yet. To date, she's tried, brown rice cereal, apples, peas, sweet potatoes, carrots, and squash and she loves it all. She's a great eater, rarely making a mess - I'm still OCD about feeding times. I don't like a messy baby and that hasn't changed with #2.
She's sleeping through the night and takes around 3-4 naps a day. She's not the best at sleeping on the run, probably because her sister is loud, but when she does sleep it's usually for about half an hour. Hey, it's better than no nap at all. Speaking of, if you miss her nap time (2 hours after she woke up, precisely) you'll have hell to pay. Don't put her to bed late. You'll pay for it in the end:)
She's not crawling yet but she seems a little more mobile at this age than her sister. We try not to compare them but it ain't easy. Stella's the only reason we know what to do with a baby:)
So Mary Tucker, after I print out the blog and give it to you when you're grown up, don't hate me for skipping over a few months of your life. It's not because I love your sister more or because you're really adopted (like my siblings told me when I couldn't find my own baby photo album)...I spent that time loving on you and your sister.
And doing a bunch of other crap, but we'll leave that out.
You just remember, at least I took pictures:)