Thursday, January 7, 2010

I hope you are all enjoying this chilly Thursday! We started off the day with a bang, hitting my favorite thrift store early for their monthly 50% off day to get the best selection. I found a few goodies, including an antique drop leaf table and several antique end tables that I will hopefully get to sooner than later. Yesterday was another busy one as well as I completed a record number of items that I am looking forward to sharing tomorrow (at least most of them anyways)~

A couple weeks ago I chronicled the first 6 months of our new life as parents and a family, hoping to finished up part 2 within days... but as usual, life had other plans and it was shoved to the bottom of the priority list. Until today!

So back to our adventure:

7 Months Old

Pulling herself up, leaning on furniture and pulling herself around (definitely not what I would call crawling yet) were just some of the milestones. Everyone tells you "enjoy everyday! It goes by soooo fast" and up until this point it felt the exact opposite. Every day slowly ticks by as you fumble at trying to adapt to cleaning, cooking, and more with a little one on one arm. But after this point it really feels like someone hit "warp-speed" on my clock.


8 Months Old


Oh how her little personality started to shine through. Her baby giggles turned into real laughter at this age. Favorite toys are a necessity on all outtings, and it is no longer "cool" to ride in facing mom and dad in the stroller. Being a baby is soooo passe.


9 Months Old
Still waiting on that stuff they call hair! But it is hard to even focus on hair with a smile like that~
The excersaucer sees a resurgence around this time in an effort to get anything done during the day without stepping on a crawling baby. It is so amazing how fearless they are at this age! She constantly attempted to stand on her own, only to fall flat on her face, afraid of nothing.



10 Months Old
A little bit of hair starts to poke through. And so does her temper! Around this age we started referring to her as "The Diva". She knows what she wants and when she wants it!


11 Months Old

Even though she is so much bigger and so different from when we first met her, it is reassuring to know that she isn't too big yet. Time is flying by and it is more important than ever to enjoy these "baby" moments. Boy is it funny to watch a little 16 pound person walking.

12 Months Old
While attending a birthday party for a friend who shares the same birthday Wren was a little peeved that she was not opening any gifts. There's that diva I was telling you about...




Yup! That sassy little lady once did this for about 90% of the day:

Laying around, snuggling, and just watching mom and dad.
This year has been a roller coaster of excitement, learning (by everyone!) and love. It is pretty magical to get to know such a special little person and see life through their eyes~

24 comments:

Jess said...

LOVED reading this :) It has been one of those days around here...like the days described in your "7 months" paragraph. It does seem so slow right now, and I loved that you wrote that. I do know it will pick up at a fast pace soon...(when she gets mobile!) but I'm trying to remind myself she will only be four months old once. :) Thanks for sharing, Holly...I really enjoyed reading this today :)

Sharon said...

My daughter had the exact same lack of hair until she turned 1. Now at 3 1/2 she has a head full of pretty blond hair.

I learned that every corny thing people tell you when you first have a baby about time passing by so fast is all so true!!!

Olivea said...

She is so beautiful! Congrats and cannot wait to see what you have been working on.

DustyLu said...

So beautiful that you documented every month! Wish I did, but I am new to blogging. Love you posts. lulu

Mary said...

Wren is such a beauty! Love those eyes! Can't wait to see what you have been working on! I have been stuck in "custom order land" for months! Can't wait to get finished so I can finally get some pieces done to post! ;o) ~mary~

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

Oh but that 10 month old "Diva" Baby sure is beautifully cute in that photo there!
And as exemplified at 11 months, she just makes the funniest, cutest faces, too! And then I love her attitude face at the party. She looks a lot like her daddy there, but a lot like you too in others. Must be the perfect pretty mix of both your handsome features.

Thanks for sharing! Love these posts :)

Love Being a Nonny said...

You will be so glad later that you wrote all this. Time will blur things a little. She is such a doll!

sarah said...

Just darling!
You'll find the next few years a whirlwind! :) All the best!

VintageFokus said...

Currently pregnant and your post makes me even more impatient! I can't wait to meet our little one. Thanks for sharing yours :)

www.vintagefokus.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

Words wouldn't do any justice to how precious I find this.... (so I'll leave it at that).

MrsKBJ said...

I loved reading about Wrens first year. Great post!

white flower design said...

I just discovered your blog - It is gorgeous, just like that little girl of yours. I have three children and I have been painting furniture for a living from home for 9 years. Sometimes I look back and go "how did I do it" when the kids were young. Lots of work before 7:00am and after 7:00pm All the best, Lori

thekirnancrib said...

I just loved this. Holly, I have been completely OBSESSED with your blog for the past few days (read: staying up until the wee hours of the morning to read)... my friend found you and told me I MUST read, and now I am hooked. Your style is so inspiring... we renovated our house too (all ourselves) and I love reading about what you did/are doing! Wren is so beautiful and I definitely have been having some of those "7 month" days lately with my daughter... but yet she is 9 months today and I can.not.believe. it has been that long since she was born. Thank you for your inspiration! You are amazing!
Ashley

suburban housewife said...

what a wonderful post! Wren is a beauty. Cannot wait to see the other beauties in your life make their debut tomorrow (fingers crossed!).

Shelly said...

Love it! We have a little lady who just turned 1 also! What an amazing journey the year has been. Love your blog and are always amazed how you get it all done with a little one.

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

Super cute! My daughter Saylor has that same pink & white striped sweater from Target! :)

Aja said...

This is so sweet! I love that little Diva face she's giving at the birthday party! Priceless!

bagfashionista said...

isn't it funny when they develop their own personality? Isabel is a TOTAL drama queen...she's just started throwing full out tantrums...where she actually throws herself to the floor if she can't get what she wants....oh joy! =S

Mrs. Chic said...

I love the picture of her in your bed!! That should be framed its so pretty - her cheeks are also rosey love that

nannykim said...

Just toooooooo adorable!!

thedoodlegirl said...

I cannot believe how incredibly adorable she is!!!

Jules said...

Where did you get the DREAM lettering hanging a?bove the crib

Brittany said...

Talk to me about that headboard, girl!

Brittany said...

talk to me about that headboard, girl!

 
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