Here we are: Maggie is officially eight months old now!
Maggie has had a very busy month. In the past couple weeks, she learned to crawl, pull herself into a sitting position, and she's working on pulling herself up to standing. She is so pleased with herself!
But it is getting harder and harder to do these photo shoots, because she won't stay still! She is so wiggly! It starts like this ...
And pretty soon it's this ...
And before you know it, she's off the blanket entirely and playing with Joe's dominoes.
And then Crouton, who had been stalking the photo shoot the whole time, nabs her spot. My dogs are such delicate flowers - they just love blankets. Especially gorgeous hand-quilted feedsack quilts they are not allowed to lie on. Of course.
Maggie is such a sweet and good-natured baby. Very easy going. An "easy baby," by all accounts.
Of course, she's still my baby, so there's no "sleeping through the night" happening in our house. But she is a far less restless sleeper than Joe was. Maggie loves to sleep nestled up to a boob, where she can snack whenever she feels like it. It must be nice, right? I wake up dehydrated (my own fault - I should drink more water!), often with a headache, and Maggie wakes up plump and refreshed, with a giant grin on her face. But I can't really complain - I don't feel sleep deprived most of the time and I get to spend my nights snuggling with this little bunny. Since I work full-time, I do savor the physical closeness that cosleeping gives us.
She's also getting interested in solid foods now. We do baby led solids, so she mostly gets small bites of whatever we're eating. She's eager to try new things, sometimes with hilarious results.
As you can see, I made Maggie a pair of Oliver + s "Sailboat Pants." In a light denim, with aqua piping! This was only my second attempt at piping, ever, actually (Joe's backpack was my first). So, um, getting piping around corners is challenging! It's far from perfect, but I did learn some tricks. And from a distance, these look pretty good! (I also struggled with the buttonholes for some reason, and they are not perfectly spaced. Again, annoying to me but not really noticeable.)
Maggie fits the size 6-12 month perfectly, without a lot of room to grow. She has such chubby thighs! They are so squeezable and lovely. Compared to Joe, who was absolutely enormous, Maggie is a much smaller baby. But she's still deliciously plump.
Now that Maggie is eight months old and I am somewhat settled into my new job, I am really feeling the urge to make things! But I still have so little time, and almost no child-free time. I know that it will get easier as Maggie gets older and more self-sufficient. In the meantime, I can't stop daydreaming about sewing/quilting/crafting projects!