September 7, 2018

n o v a : e l e v e n | m o n t h s

As Nova gets older and older, I realize more and more how precious time is to parents. I never would have fully understood it before becoming one. It's a little soul-crushing watching your babies become toddlers! All at the same time, it's really wonderful and I am so grateful that I have a healthy, happy baby! Only one more month and we will have a full-blown one year old on our hands! I'm still working on comprehending that.

This month with Nova has been so much fun! We have been busy with party planning and weekend adventures. She's been having so much fun exploring new toys we got her and playing in her teepee from Infantino! Yesterday was the first day ever that she has been sick. It was really weird for me because I haven't ever seen her that way! Runny nose, teary eyes and a little cough consumed our day. We snuggles, read books, watched a little bit of baby einstein and took in all the essential oils we could! It was actually a pretty wonderful day, for a sick day! 

Just like always, Nova is incredibly tough. Even when she is teething and battling a little cold (which is most likely caused by the teething), she is still happy and [mostly] content! Don't get me wrong, she still cries and spits her food at me but overall, you wouldn't even know she was sick! If that's any indication of what kind of women I am raising, I know she is going to take on the world! 

|  h e r  e l e v e n t h  m o n t h  |

moving past purées and eating more solids

 her favorite foods are blueberries, mango, strawberries, turkey and mozzarella 

♡ learned how to clap and is doing it all the time! 

♡ knows what an Elephant and Lion say - it's the cutest thing in the world

♡ loves to say "mama" "it's a" "baby" "bubba"

♡ has taken two steps on her own and can stand independently for up to one minute! 

♡ loves to read books with mommy, especially touch and feel books

knows how to blow kisses and give open mouth kisses

has become obsessed with her stuffed animals and sleeps with one during her naps!

Yesterday I shared a little letter to my daughter... I thought it was appropriate to share on today's post:

There are days that I lose my temper. The days where my patience runs thin. When I’m just ready for you to go to bed. Then, you fall asleep in my arms and all I see is this perfect, beautiful being. A little, innocent baby. That’s when I feel guilty and want to start over. I want a redo so I can say “I love you” ten times more than I did. So that I can kiss you instead of get impatient with you. So I can take a deep breath instead of losing my temper. 

I’ve noticed myself going through this on occasion and when I do, I have to remind myself that I’m still learning too. I will never be a perfect mom but one thing is for sure: my love for you is immense. It is so deep that I physically ache from loving you so much. So, my sweet, beautiful, kind baby girl, remember that even on the hard days, I love you. My love for you is bigger than my moments of weakness. 

I will love you forever and ever ♡


Unknown said...

It goes by SO fast! These months to come are so much fun though! They become little people, its crazy!

Jax said...

There are so many milestones in the first year, it’s so crazy to keep up! I totally feel you on losing patience especially since I’m really impatient. I keep trying to get better at controlling my emotions but it can be hard. Hang in there and breathe!

Unknown said...

This is so precious! I love how you’ve documented her growth in such a personal & detailed way �� I’m absolutely obsessed with all of this!

Lauren Fullerton said...

Thank you so much, you are the sweetest!

Lauren Fullerton said...

Thank you, Jax! It's so nice to know I'm not alone in that :)