July 17, 2012

Crosbi: 7 Months

I have a love-hate relationship with my iPhone. I love being able to FaceTime with Todd when he's away for work. I think instagram is the coolest and having the ability to read my favorite blogs while I'm nursing Crosbi is so convenient. Especially since I rarely have time to sit and read these days.

But my phone can be a time zapper. I'll lie in bed and scroll through Facebook when I have three new books, and more importantly, my Bible, on my nightstand that I should be reading instead. I'm guilty of giving Todd a nod and a checked out "Uh-huh" when he's sharing his day with me and I'm reading e-mail. Crosbi learned how to scroll on our phones at 6 months old. While that is pretty impressive, it's also a good indicator that my phone is in her view more than it should be.

And while the iPhone 4S has a pretty outstanding camera, I have let the camera that we saved so long for, my Nikon, collect dust. Today I decided to put down my phone and pick up my camera. I need the practice and it has a way of capturing my girl that my phone just won't ever be able to do.

Here we are at seven months! I feel like I barely blink and another month passes. These days, while challenging at times, are the most fun I've had. I am loving seeing the world through Crosbi's eyes.

*Weight and height I'm not sure of, but girl is growing! She towers over other babies her age.
*Crosbi learned two new tricks this month - waving and clapping. She claps all the time and no matter what we're doing, if she claps, Todd and I clap with her.
*She may have just crawled for the first time a few weeks ago, but you would think she's been crawling forever. This has made bedtime a little difficult. Now that she's mobile, she refuses to lie down. It makes for some long nights going back and forth from her bedroom, although it has been fun to see the crazy sleeping positions she gets herself into.
*Sweeter than ever. Crosbi continues to give the best hugs and kisses. I could spend hours cuddling with her.
*We're seeing signs of two bottom teeth! It's more bittersweet for Todd than me, as he keeps saying, "We'll never again see her without teeth." I try not to think that way or I'd be a sobbing mess.

Thankful for seven incredible months with my baby girl!


  1. Such fun days & memories ...I love your sweet girl!

  2. So wonderful! Look at that sweet, lively 7 month old! I remember 7 months being such a great period of time. Of course, you could say that about each and every stage :) BTW, I totally feel the same way about my phone. Really trying to keep it out of arm's reach most of the time. I don't want my child to grow up thinking of me on my phone all the time!