Tuesday, April 10, 2012

6 months

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6 months and the Little One...
...is sitting up like a little lady (and has been for a few weeks now) reaching out for toys...and her Mama's arms when she's tired (melt)
...just adores her Grandfather...a daily visitor, straight from school, 'just dropping off the paper'
...has been surprising her Mama with 2 x 2 hour sleeps a day
...loves playing with wooden blocks (and sending them tumbling), stacking rings, the noisy yellow car and the little blue-capped driver, wormie (always wormie), and is mesmerised by the spinning top
...squeals, squarks, babbles, giggles...
...is rarely quiet...and still (exhausting, but I love this so)
...gets up on all fours and rocks back and forth, as if to propel herself forward
...slept through her first Easter egg hunt in Vovo's garden
...uses those beautifully chubby hands to ever-so delicately lift objects, inspecting from all angles, using both hands without a clear preference
...is fondly referred to as Little Firecracker by Tia Carla, and is collecting quite a few other nicknames already
...doesn't believe in clean windows
...makes her mama and papa realise they are living the life they always hoped they'd live

Saskia, on your 6 month birthday you said goodbye to your Vovo. He loved you with all his heart, my darling. He was so happy he was able to meet you.

Vovo

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  1. Oh she is getting so big! And 2x 2 hour sleeps per day- that is wonderful (lucky mama)! xx

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    1. After some all-over-the-shop sleeping for a while, I'm feeling mighty happy about some lengthy naps...and am certainly not taking them for granted!! The first time it happened I spent most of the time wondering what I could be doing, which project to start, etc. Hope your two little ladies are happy and well x

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  2. She sounds like a very clever and fun 6 month old! (Clearly a very gorgeous one.) That is one giant spinning top! (Or one extremely small baby?) I'm sorry to hear you lost Saski's Vovo, what a lovely photo of the two of them. Kellie xx

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    1. The giant spinning top (she's not a small baby, let me tell you) has been one of the best gifts we were given...Good old fashioned fun, eh?!

      Thanks for your kind words. I love that photo too x

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    1. Thanks Gemma. Having only known one Grandma, I'm so so happy that Saskia was born and cuddled by all four of her grandparents x

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  4. Happy 6 months sweet little lady. So sorry to hear about your Vovo, such a beautiful photo of the two of you to treasure xx

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    1. Mr Milky's 6 monther should be any day now? x

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  5. Time goes so fast...it is so wonderful that you are documenting her life like this. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, xx Tam

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    1. I'm so glad I am doing this too. I look back at her 1, 2 monthly posts and am like, oh really! is that what it was like for me? notoriously bad memory...thanks lovely lady x

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  6. I am so sorry about your loss. that is one super sweet photo of the two of them. also, 6 month old saskia is a beautiful baby. happy 6 months mamahood to you too!

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    1. thanks! people would tell me how much I would love being a mama, but it really is the. most. amazing. feeling. ever.

      ..and yep, I'm only 6 months in. life is good x

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  7. ahem, where did that 6 months go? Craziness. Sorry for your loss, what a lovely photo of the two of them. xx

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    1. I know - crazy. It makes me think the next 6 will be even quicker....x

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  8. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Happy 6 months to your sweet little girl, such gorgeous photos. xx

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    1. Thanks Jody. It's such a sad time for Saskia's papa...Does a 6 month baby seem like eons ago for you?!
      x

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  9. She is just so lovely! Beautiful girl.

    So sorry to hear about your loss too. What a gorgeous photo of such a happy meeting xx

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    1. Oh my, so hard to believe that photo was taken 6 months ago...And then I popped over to your blog and read your courageous and inspiring birth story and it took me back again...x

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  10. That photo of your gorgeous little girl with Vovo is so special - thinking of you x

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    1. Thanks L...I think we are going to leave him with a copy of that photo. It's very special indeed x

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  11. Haven't these 6 months flown - just think, another six and it will be your darling girl's first birthday!! 6 months is such a fun age. I love Saskia's top/dress above - very cute!!

    I'm so sorry to hear of your family's loss. How lovely though to have that special photos above and to know that Saskia met her dear Vovo. I lost my Dad when Grace was only 6 weeks old and the one thing that comforted me was knowing that they actually had the chance to meet. Take care xx

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