My sweet girl is 8 months and growing, however as I post this update she is 8.5 months old and will soon be 9. Needless to say, she is keeping us busy around here.
It just so happens we took a family trip to Lowe’s on hj’s 8 month birthday. As we stood in the parking lot packing up the car and I glanced across the street staring at Community North Hospital, it became clear to me why my mom always glared at St.Joe Hospital while passing by. I’ll never forget the day she pulled the car over, jumped out and grabbed a brick. Without a doubt, I too have the same emotional connection to Community North. I stood there day dreaming swelling with emotions. This is where we first saw our child forming, where we heard a heartbeat for the first time and found out we were parents to a baby girl. This is where we got to hold and kiss her for the first time and introduce her to her family.
This month we celebrated hj’s first Easter. We went to Kokomo on Saturday afternoon and had Easter dinner and then we went to church on Sunday morning with Nana B and Papa C. That afternoon we drove back home and spent the afternoon celebrating with the Donaldson side of the family. Towards the end of the month mama threw a bachlorette party for Aunt Meghan, and Daddy got to spend a full 24 hours with you all alone. We also celebrated Nana B turning 60 with a family dinner.
hj is on the move and and she is the fastest crawler east of the mississippi. She loves to crawl across the room and use the furniture nearby to pull her self up and stand. We learned very quickly she is a fan of Vernie girls dog food and daddy brought home gates the next day.
She loves hearing us sing “If your Happy and You Know It”, “Itsy Bitsy Spider”, “Patty Cake” and other songs we have made up.
The girl is also in “discovery” mode every where we go. As we shop and run errands she loves watching passers by and always smiles at them. She is starting to figure out the cause and effect of different things. We love to watch her as she is learning everyday.