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Friday, February 1, 2019

Sybil Jane :: Eight + Nine Month Update

Holy moly, Sybie girl!

You're N I N E months!

Monday was your nine month check-up and afterwards they asked if I wanted to schedule your one year visit.

One year?! Already?!

"No," was my answer.

Mostly because we had already been there for over an hour and I was going a little nuts with all three of you in a doctors office, but also because one year appointment?!

I feel like you were just born.

No, no I'm not quite ready. I'll call soon to schedule it though, thanks.



You're growing and changing.

Standing and crawling (you're fast!).

Eleanor and Hazel love to make you laugh.

I think Eleanor will do just about anything to hear you giggle.

You two play a combination of hide-and-seek and peek-a-boo. It's quite elaborate, Eleanor hiding you looking all around for her for what truly is minutes, then whenever she decides it's been long enough she'll come out from behind the chair or under the table and run right towards you yelling, "BOOOOO!"

You both giggle so hard making all of us laugh even harder.

You climb into Eleanor's bed to read with Hazel and E. They cheer you on as you climb in.

Go Sybie, go Sybie! You can do it!

Yay! You did it!!

When you cry, Hazel is quick ask, "What can I do?! How can I help?!"

Eleanor is quick to ask, "What's wrong?! What happened?!"

You three are teaching me so much about empathy, compassion, having fun, trust, and forgiveness.

Last night I was in the bedroom with E, when we walked out I saw Hazel cutting up a carrot for you with her "big kid" knife.

Later I heard you and Eleanor laughing so hard. I peeked around the corner to see her crawling with you. You chased her down the hallway laughing and then both of you turned around and she chased you back the other way.

It was hilarious and I wish I had my phone on me to capture it...I feel like that a lot, but there's some moments where even when I do catch it on film, it doesn't fully capture the moment, you know?

There are so many times with you girls that make my heart melt.

I don't want to paint a, "this is easy and every moment is amazing!" picture, but I would say there are more beautiful moments than frustrating.

The hard moments are there as well for sure--just this morning I was overwhelmed when Hazel and I were reading a book, Eleanor was trying to stomp on said book, and you started screaming in your highchair.

Most moments are crazy, but I've learned to see beauty in the crazy, in the mess--the Lord has used you three to show me there's always beauty to be found in this life. Sometimes it's so clear and sometimes you have to look just a little bit more. I definitely haven't mastered this, but I'm growing.

I love you and I love watching you grow, figure out life (crawling, eating, babbling, standing, all the things!), and live life with you sisters.

I love being your mama, Sybil Jane. You are such a gift!

Always,

Mama












































Some things:

-You're eating so much food. I'm pretty sure this happened with both your sisters around nine months--eating full meals. You're a healthy, growing girl. Go you!
-In the craziness of your drs appt I don't remember your weight--21 lbs, 22 maybe? Somewhere around there! 86th percentile I think.
-You dropped down in height--50-something percentile (from 80-something), but the dr said thats's normal and you'll probably have a growth spurt soon.
-wearing size 5 diapers (you've been wearing that size for months, ha!)
-first Christmas was last month--we went down to NC to be with the Pursley crew and it was a blast. We also went to Gigi's for a few days afterwards and spent New Years with her! We had a really fun holiday :)
-Your sleeping okay--not your usual sleeping ammmmazingly, but we've added in other components like putting all of you into one room so that's been mostly good, and also a little challenging, but we're doing it so yay!
-Really all you need to know: We love you SO MUCH. You're amazing!






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