It dawned on me yesterday that my
baby little girl Devyn is 7.5 months old. I felt like just a few months ago she came into our lives and just flipped my world upside down in the best possible way.
The way that she laughs and the quirkiest things (like when I put my hair in a ponytail right at the top of my head and shake it around or when I pretend to smell her armpits or feet) and tries to grab anything that is in my hand make me want to stop time and see the world through her eyes.
She now reaches out for me whenever I’m in the room and attempts to have conversations with her father and I in various sounds, no actual words yet. She cracks up every time a dog gets close, including our own who she hangs out with every day.
She just melts my heart.
I used to never be one to be all matchy-matchy. But Devyn is my mini-me and I guess I just can’t help it! At first it wasn’t even on purpose, I had been so excited to wear this new ruffled blouse of mine and for her to wear her new peasant blouse that it kind of ended up like this by coincidence! It’s hard to see the texture of her pants, but they’re corduroy. That is actually a matching piece with her father, who happens to only be happy wearing long pants when they’re his corduroy pants (what a weirdo).
I’ve actually being going a tad crazy with expanding her closet… it’s expanding a litttlllee too large lol. But she’s not going to be this adorable forever so, you know what?! I’m just going to enjoy it while I can.
A friend of mine said this about Devyn: “She’s the most content baby I’ve ever met.”
I think that’s the best compliment to hear as a parent. Content is such a hard thing to achieve sometimes… to just be satisfied with what we have right now. To live in the moment and not want anything else, to not feel need, or worry, or fear, anything. I get that all of that goes with growing up, but to know that I can help keep her content for as long as she’s my baby girl… I’ll take it for as long as I can.
PS. – This leather and ruffles thing I tested out with this outfit… totally in love. I’m searching for more ruffled blouses non-stop now!
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Melissa: (Similar blouse & jacket linked)