Selah B, 7 months

Seven months old. Unbelievable.

Infants are so easy, and then they have to go and cross the 6 month mark and get all complicated! 🙂 Once they hit 6 months they start eating, they start crawling, they start becoming ANOTHER CHILD, rather than just a baby. One more mouth to feed during mealtimes, one more kid to chase after, one more little person to train… THIS is where having two kids starts to get REAL.

Oh, Selah B…how do I love thee?? Well, let me count the ways…

1. Play

Selah just LIGHTS up when Elliott is near. They’ve really been playing together this month. Here is one of Elliott’s favorite games to play…bring as MANY TOYS AS POSSIBLE to Selah :).

And then, of course, HE takes a turn :).

Here is her other favorite playmate…the mirror!

“Well she looks like a fun friend! Let me get a closer look.”

“Mama, I want to be friends with her forever!”

“What? Did I do something?”


2. Laugh


He just makes her laugh…



 This is our lives…EVERY.DAY. 

3. Stand

She is SO HAPPY when we set her up to stand at her play table! SO.HAPPY.


4. Dance




5. Eat

After begging and pleading with me, I finally allowed her to start some solids

Avocado was NOT her favorite…


“Mom, I think we need to have a talk.”

6. Move

For a couple weeks, she would go into “push-up” position while on her tummy. Just toes and hands touching the ground. And then she learned how to get herself into the “moving” position…

“i really want that balloon.”

“…but I can’t reach it.”


“OHHH…so THIS is how you go from a sit to a crawl! That was exhilarating!!”

“Look at me! Look at me!!”

Her very first “movement” was a crawl, but she hasn’t really “crawled” in the typical sense of the word since. But boy, does she MOVE! She mostly pulls herself with her arms to get around. And wowsers! She is ALL OVER THE PLACE.

7. Explore

With moving, comes exploring! She got to experience grass for the first time at the McCabe’s house!

“Now what is THIS? It looks more interesting than that food my Mom is feeding me…”

“Mom, is this dessert??”

8. Chat

This month, she has started having conversations with us! I love it!! Her favorite word is “Bap” but she also likes, Mamama, Bababa, and the raspberry sound. One night at dinner, she and Elliott had an entire conversation like this for a good 10 minutes. IT.WAS.ADORABLE. We only caught a few seconds of it on camera, but at least you get a glimpse of the cuteness factor!!!



9. Total and utter cuteness…

“We love our coordinating outfits from Auntie Melisa!!”

Simply adored.

My delight.


The eyes!

The wink!

The lashes!

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach, when feeling out of sight for the ends of Being and ideal Grace…

Happy 7 months, my darling, precious, standing, dancing, moving, eating, laughing, babbling bundle of joy!!!






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