Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Six months!!

Yes, it's true, folks. This tiny little creature
has grown and changed, in a mere blink of an eye, into
a 6-month old little girl!! Half-way to a year. 6 months away from turning ONE.

I knew this day would come. But I certainly didn't realize it would come so QUICKLY!

(If you need me, I'll be in the bedroom, sobbing hysterically into a teeny-tiny little onesie.)

So, what is our Rosalie up to at 6 months old?

She sits up by herself like a little pro, and plays with her toys quite happily.
I think she loves that she can be a part of what her sisters are doing in this way. Sometimes I'll set her in Emma and Annabelle's room while they play around her. As long as they're right there, she's perfectly content. She definitely just wants to be "one of the girls".
And the feeling is definitely mutual-- her sisters LOVE her in a really wonderful way. They are always excited to see her, to hold her, to try to make her laugh, to talk to her. There's nothing I love better than the sight of my three girls interacting and loving on each other.

Around month 4, we completely switched over to cloth diapers (with a lot of help and advice from friends Lisa and Kourtni).
I have to say, I have not regretted that decision once. I love not having go out to buy diapers all the time, I love the way they look and feel on her, I love not throwing money away every time we change her... I even kind of love doing the laundry. I know, that sounds crazy, but I've got my method and system down, and it's actually really enjoyable, with a great sense of accomplishment when all those diapers are fresh and clean again.

Rosalie-roo still LOVES bath-time, especially now that she can sit up. Bathtime is one of our very favorite things!

She is an incredibly smiley and happy baby, always ready with a sweet smile as she looks at you with those big brown eyes.
Of course, when she gives us looks like this, I can't help but swoop her up and give her millions of kisses. Seriously, I don't think I've ever simply HAD to kiss a baby this much. I can't even explain it... it's like every time I look at her I'm simply overcome with how CUTE she is in every way. So I kiss her, and I rub her head, and I nibble on her thighs and hands and cheeks and toes. Oh, those chubby thighs and hands and cheeks and toes!

It looks like we will have a crawler on our hands very shortly, as she is getting up on her hands and knees and rocking back and forth merrily. Honestly, I don't think SHE can wait to be on the go, chasing after her sisters and getting into everything. As for ME... well, I'm excited, but also a bit nervous. A baby who crawls?! Does this mean I can't do craft projects on the living room floor anymore? ;)

Most recently, we've introduced her to rice cereal, her very first solid food.
This was her very first taste of it, and while she may look unsure in this picture, she has since decided that she LOVES her cereal and gobbles it up faster than I can spoon it into her mouth.

One of the things I love most about her age right now is how she interacts with others. Her babbling has taken on definite sounds (ba, da, etc.) almost like she's REALLY trying to say something, and she will often reach out a hand to touch someone's mouth, cheek, or nose as they talk to her.
This, needless to say, completely and totally melts my heart into a big ol' puddle of love-flavored goo. And so does this:

The passage of time, especially when it comes to children, is a bitter-sweet thing. One the one hand, you can't wait to watch them grow and change and see what they will be like as they turn one, two, three. You rejoice in every new phase and each new thing learned, and are grateful for every day that passes. But, on the other hand, you want to grab time and stop it so you can hold onto exactly who they are right now, in this very moment. You want to savor and drink in each nook and cranny of their sweet little person, every nuance of their personality, and make them stay just that perfect and adorable forever. But, since time stops for no one, and newborns must grow into 6-month olds, and 6-month-olds into one-year-olds, I will just do my best to cherish all that I can while the days fly by. And thankfully, I have been given an ideal place from which to watch this little one grow.
I get to be her mommy.

I get to be a mommy to all three of these lovely little girls. And somedays, I can hardly believe that God chose ME to receive these children. I am so, so blessed.

And so very grateful.


Lauryn said...

Happy 6 Months to beautiful Rosalie!

I can't believe how fast time flies :)

Unknown said...

She is so adorable! Happy half a year to Rosalie! It happens way to fast doesn't it?

Lydia said...

my nieces are the absolute cutest!! all these pictures make me miss them so! I can't believe how fast Rosalie is growing. Seems only just a bit ago that I was driving with Jessica to the hospital to see her for the first time.
Cherish it all sister!
Love you all! xoxoxo

Sami Jo said...

She is a doll - they all are! We are so blessed aren't we? That picture of Rosalie with her dad in that first pic - she looks like she was giving you attitude for interrupting her and oh! my heart melted with the pic of all three of them on the bed! I'm the oldest of three girls and I just love that I have my girls! (Hugs) The Lady

Tristan said...

Oh my soul! How sweet is she...ah! I just think she is soooo precious, gosh that was fast..6 months already!

I like her striped dress ;)

All your girls are precious...your one blessed lady!

Sarah said...

Happy Six Months Rosalie! Seriously where did the time go? I can't believe she is already six months!!

Kourtni said...

She is so cute and chubby! I love her! It's hard to believe that it has been six whole months since she was born... but on the other hand - I can't even remember what your family looked like without little Rosalie!

Cheri said...

Oh Talia! She is sooooo cute! And those chunks!! I can hardly stand it! She looks so "Squeezy"!! (And that is a compliment, Rosalie!):)
All three of your girls are so adorable! And they have a great mom! :)

alyssa said...

Seriously, those are the cutest set of sisters i have EVER seen! You are indeed a very lucky momma! :)

Lisa said...

She's so cute! Yay for cloth. And she totally looks like your dad in all these pictures!

See Sherm Blog said...

Oh my goodness!!!! She is just the cutest!!! Love you and your girls!! ;-) SIX MONTHS! Before you know it, my little guy will be 6 months too. Its amazing how time flies!

k80girl said...

I am DYING over her chunks! I love it! I just the sister pictures!

Unknown said...

And what a FANTASTIC mom you are... Those girls are SO blessed to have you looking after them and loving them! And whate amazingly precious girls you have! you make me want to have girls!

bandofbrothers said...

first of all, your pictures are BEAUTIFUL!

second, that Rosalie is scrumptious. Mm, Mm. So you just keep snackin on those toesies:)

third. ha, dying laughing about sobbing hysterically into a teeny-tiny onesie. you are just so darn funny. i love it and i love you:)

fourth. SOOOOO impressed with your cloth-diapering. SO cute! Angela had some adorable ones too for Cohen and they are so intriguing to me.

Misty said...

As always, Talia, your girls are SO beautiful!

I know that if God ever blesses me with a little baby, i will use cloth diapers... Absolutely! Go you!

Kayla said...

She's just so darn adorable! ALL three of them are beautiful my dear! I love this post and Oh how Rosalie looks like your dad! :))

Jerusha Abigail said...

AWWW! She's just THE cutest, chunkiest baby ever! How I love her. :) All three girls are too adorable. I just want to cuddle them and give them big kisses.
Her little striped dress makes me want to call her "Rosa." Ha! I kid, don't worry. The second picture of her makes me about die from the cuteness of it..seriously
I miss you all too much. And I LOVE you!!

Sara said...

Goodness she is yummy!

This is really beautiful. You captured the heart of a mother perfectly!

Oh yeah, and way impressed with the cloth diapering. Although my wallet would appreciate it, my mind just can't seem to get there...


Let it Shine said...

She is SO cute. Those little cute little creases around her wrists are the best.

I found your blog, from a comment you left, you wrote Holy Moly (which is something I always say), and I just had to see who wrtoe that.
(In case you are wondering why a random stranger is leaving you a comment :))

Kerri W. said...

Oh, all these photos just melted my heart! What a doll!

You are such a great mama, and as always, I hold you completely responsible for any bit of baby fever I have left. Heehee.


PS: So proud of you for being able to use cloth diapers! My mom used them on the other three of us sisters and she didn't mind it at all, either.

natasha | sohobutterfly said...

Happy six months to Rosalie! She's such a beauty, Talia. I'm in love with her. I especially love the pic of all three sisters hanging out on your GORGEOUS bed. It's perfection. We're planning on cloth diapering too, I actually like doing laundry so I'm looking forward to it! *lol*

*CPA* Su said...

That picture of your 3 girls on the bed...goodness its priceless!! All of your girls are so precious. I can't believe she's 6 months old (then again I can't believe Emma is 5!!). They just grow, grow, grow!

Sunny said...

What a precious sight, all three of your little girls! It totally reminds me of my sisters and I! Little Rosalie is the sweetest little darling. I'd want to kiss her all over too! It all does go so fast. Happy 6 months, Rosalie!

.jimaie.marie. said...

Im a liiiiiiiittle late to the party but oh my goodness SHE IS PRECIOUS!!! Seriously the most beautiful set of sisters ever! They make me grin over and over, i love it!
Rosalie's dress in the last pictures is just too cute, i could just eat her up!
Your posts make me want another Talia, how dare you!! ;D