My oh my how in the world is my baby girl HALF a year old?! I’m in deep denial that she is now closer to 1 than her birth. The past six months have been amazing! While yes, a lot of it was spent working, not sleeping, figuring out life with two kids, and everything in between, it was also full of so much joy. I love this squishy ray of sunshine so much it hurts sometimes, and being her mama has been the best job in the world.
June is growing up so fast, and I see more and more of her personality every day. She’s curious, talkative, loves playing with big brother’s toys, pulling Dada’s beard and drinking aaaall the milkies. We have had so much fun getting to know her, and I can’t wait to see the sweet little kid she’ll be someday. But for now I am soaking in those baby snuggles as much as I can!
This month Junie celebrated her first Christmas! She was a trooper with all the traveling we did, and I am so proud of her. After a rough Thanksgiving weekend (homegirl didn’t sleep well at all) I was worried, but she did amazing. June loved all the attention and snuggles she got from her grandparents, aunts and uncles!
For new year’s we drove down to Aransas Pass to spend the weekend with my brother, sister in law and their brand new baby boy. It was SO much fun having my whole family together. We had two corn hole tournaments, took lots of pictures of Baby Wyatt, played card games, snuggled babies, and I loved getting to be an aunt for the very first time.
In case you didn’t know, I have a fun side hustle where I make handmade clothes and bows and embroider! Since it’s slow season for my photography business I’ve upped my Threaded Bee biz and June has been the cutest little model.
This month June has gotten so strong! She is sitting up for minutes at a time, and has figured out how to scoot around on her belly and roll to get to different places around the room. She is quick, too! Most of the time I don’t actually see her move, but look up and realize she’s on a totally different side of the room than where I left her. She’s reaching for everything around her (including all of our cups and food), and it goes straight into her mouth! She has started sucking on her thumb every once in a while, and even though I don’t want it to become a habit, it’s SO CUTE when she does it.
Since she’s sitting up now, June has been joining us at the dinner table when we eat. She loves getting to play with her toys up there, and we are going to start her on solids soon! We just need to install a bidet sprayer on the guest toilet to clean off her diapers and then it’s go time.
So I guess you could say, we’re only a bidet away.
*ba dum tss*
June’s sleep has been sporadic this month. Some days/weeks she sleeps great, and then we’ll have a couple of days where it’s a struggle to get her to nap, and we spend over an hour with a screaming baby trying to get her to go to bed at night. Thankfully she’s an extremely happy baby and the only time she ever really cries is when it’s bedtime. Oh and when James slams a toy on her head.
In January James started a two-days-a-week mother’s day out program at a nearby church. While we miss him during those five hours, June and I have loved our one-on-one time. We run lots of errands, and I get work done while Junie naps. James is still getting used to school, and has been struggling the past few weeks with sleep, but we’ll get into a good routine soon.
I celebrated three years at Bar Method Southlake this month, and the kiddos joined me at the studio for a little photoshoot. Both kids had a blast playing in the room, throwing balls around and catching up with some sweet friends. I love getting to share my *happy place* with James and June.
Instead of doing an elaborate 6 month photoshoot, I decided to replicate pictures I took of James when he turned six months old. June was gifted the Violet Cuddle and Kind stuffed animal , and I had her purple dress from Christmas pictures, so it was just meant to be.
I am still in shock that June is growing up so fast. I feel like I blinked and now my little squeaky newborn is all grown up. So moral of the story – don’t blink.