So here we are at eight months. Two-thirds of a year. I will probably say this each month, but it is just amazing how time just flies by. At eight months, Carlyn is sitting with much more confidence. She has started cruising and has learned how to do raspberries.
One of my favorite things she has learned is to anticipate. We play a game where I say “Bumble Bee, Bumble Bee on the Farm, Bumble Bee get Carlyn under the arm.” and then I tickle her and she will start giggling before I even touch her.
I am amazed at how she is so very different than my other two children. She is REALLY into food. She will try to eat anything, whereas my son would not put anything in his mouth that wasn’t food and Rosa was content with solely nursing. Carlyn spend a lot of time crawling around scavenging for food, finding the tiniest bits and putting them in her mouth. Great for fine motor skills, but not so healthy I am sure.
She is also aware of what is new to her. She isn’t very interested in what she has already played with, but if her sister leaves a toy in the living room, it only takes Carlyn a minute to find it and put it in her mouth.
Rosa is such a great big sister. She is so helpful and asks about the her toys and if they are safe to share with Carlyn. She wants to help with feeding her, changing her and she loves to take a bath with her.
A big THANK YOU to our Metro Detroit vendors who donated their time and products to our 8 month photo shoot:
Photography by Life on Paper with Bri Mason – [lifeonpaper] Photography by Bri Mason is an on-location natural light Portrait Photographer serving Metro Detroit. Her mission is to treat her clients how she would like to be treated. She offers a quality service at an affordable price. http://www.lifeonpaperphoto.com additional reading
Tutu and Headband by Over the RainBow Children’s Boutique – Handmade children’s hair accessories, tutus, jewelry and more!
Belly Banter from Golden Touch Concierge – Golden Touch is able to do almost any task that expecting parents and families may need when it comes to preparing for a new baby. A baby concierge is hired by expectant parents to take care of all the details when it comes to preparing for a new baby. Not only will a baby concierge cater to the needs of expectant parents, but they will also help with those toddler years. They also have a store front in Birmingham with great mom to be gift ideas, like Belly Banter, Noz Eez nose wipes and cookies for nursing mothers. http://www.goldentouchbabyconcierge.com
Leg Warmers from Restyle Child – The only upscale children’s resale clothing store in Metro Detroit! We ONLY carry Gap, Gymboree, Janie and Jack and designer clothes, shoes and accessories at great prices in a friendly atmosphere. There’s also trendy NEW clothes, gifts and a large selection of hair accessories. Free and Convenient parking in the front! Toy area for the kids! http://www.restylechild.com
Amber is the proud Homeschooling mother to four beautiful children, Damian (24), Rosaleigh (10), Carlyn (7), Naomi (4), and a wife to her loving husband, Chancellor. Her family also includes three cats.
She loves being a stay-at-home mom and feels blessed to be able to care for her children full-time and provide them with so many opportunities through Metro Detroit Mommy.