I have been trying to get this post up for the last 2 weeks but everytime I sit down to write it I don’t know how to get it all out. There is just so much to say. Rowan is growing in leaps and bounds. Everyday I feel like there is another new thing she can do. We waited 8 whole months to hear her laugh and just last weekend when we were visiting Kev’s parents his mom got her laughing so hard. It was the most wonderful sound I have ever heard. haha. The laugh reminded us of the Christmas Story when they are getting the little brother to eat his food and he is trying to be a little piggy. It is the cutest darn laugh I have ever heard.
She still doesnt laugh a ton but what she does do A LOT is squeal. Like the most high pitched squeal you have ever heard. Especially when she sees little kids. Rowan LOVES little kids. She gets so excited she shakes and squeals and kicks her legs all about. It actually has made like 5 little toddlers cry when she does it around them. haha. I think it scares them but she is just so excited. It melts my heart it is so cute.
Rowan is pulling herself up on everything. I mean everything. It makes bed time a whole issue now because if she is not sleeping when you put her into her crib she just stands up and cries, and cries. You will go in and put her back down and instantly she is standing again. One time we thought she had fallen asleep but she started whimpering again, so we went in to find her standing but half sleeping with her head between her arms. She just wants to stand all the time. Rowan is also a fast mover. In a blink of the eye she will be all the way across the apartment eating a book you left on the book shelf. She gets up on her hands and knees no problem but she seems more comfortable rolling, scootching and dragging her body all over the floor. It works for her. She can get anywhere. There has been a few real crawling moments but we are wondering if she will go right to walking since she loves to stand and move around that way so much.
She has her top 2 teeth coming in and they are giving her a hard time. She has been pretty miserable for the past 2 weeks almost. It is a lot to take but I am trying to be patient with her. She has just been so fussy. Even in these pictures she seems so grumpy. Teething really is the worst.
I feel like things for the most part have been going pretty smoothly. Kev and I have fallen into our rolls as Mom and Dad pretty well over the last month or so. Kev is such a wonderful Dad to her. My favorite thing is seeing them together. He plays with her in her nursery when he comes home and plays the guitar for her. Rowan loves the music. The one thing I am still struggling with the most is time. I always feel stressed trying to juggle all that is going on. It is hard to except that I don’t have as much time now that she is here. Sometimes I can barely keep my head a float it feels like.
How do you juggle everything in your life while being a Mom?
Here is Rowan Laughing for the first time. Kev got a bit of it on his iphone…