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I wanted to give everyone an update on baby Rose and how she has grown and developed now that she is 6 months! One thing I want to do more with the blog is give you a peek into my life, not just do fashion posts. There is a real family on the other end of this computer – really! Sometimes it is easy for us to disassociate with the things and people we see online, but it is more important to me that I do my best to be transparent, relatable, and real than to have a lot of followers. I love what I do, and I love my life and family. Rose has been such an amazing addition to our world and I never imagined it would be this amazing to be a mother (I mean, I have imagined it, but didn’t know what it would REALLY feel like). At 6 months, Rose is a light every day. She has hit some milestones a bit earlier than most, and at the same time she hasn’t hit others; but I don’t care! I try to remind myself all the time that every baby is different and there really can be no measure for exact time frames on developmental goals – as long as she’s happy, and EVENTUALLY getting there, then I’m so proud of her. She loves to sit up on her own and is starting to do crunches to sit up when I have her laying down – Rose has a killer core! She wants to see everything that is going on around her and is so curious about the world.
This past weekend I took her outside to enjoy the beautiful weather and soak up some warmth. I always protect her from the sun because of her fair skin, but I just couldn’t resist a little outdoors time to soak up some vitamin D and feel the breeze. Thankfully this adorable outfit kept her cool and shaded – and can you see the adorable strawberries embroidered on it?! So sweet, literally. I loved the hat, too, because it kept her face shaded, but every time the wind blew – which she loves – it flipped up to give her a peek at our surroundings. She was also fascinated with the grass, which she has actually never felt before, so it was great to see her little hands touching new and undiscovered things in nature.
She has also recently graduated to real books instead of the fabric tactile books because she is fascinated with paper. The other day I decided to lay out some of her books for her to choose from, and she was astonished! When I look at these pics, I can’t help but hear the Little Mermaid song in my head: “Look at this stuff; Isn’t it neat? Wouldn’t you think my collection’s complete?” I swear, that is the exact look on her face! She touched them all, one by one, and finally decided on “Pat the Bunny” all on her own. I didn’t even have to show her what to do – she opened up the book and started turning the pages like she knew what she was doing. It was definitely an adorable sight to behold. I’m an avid reader so I’m hoping she got that from me, too! She’s doing a lot of other “big girl” things as well, like eating carrots, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, peanut butter, and blueberries with a spoon, swimming, blowing bubbles, putting herself to sleep, and even has two little bottom teeth for a couple months now!
Now that she is sitting up so well (and HOPEFULLY gearing up to crawl) I have really liked keeping her legs free in these adorable rompers from Little Me (found here, here, and here). I have found that most baby clothes are really soft, but after one wash they lose their softness, and also start to deteriorate. The clothes from Little Me are so well made, incredibly soft, and really stand up to the test of babyhood. The brand is partnered with Dreft, so the wash and wear on the items is impeccable, and even after your little one gets their hands on the clothing, they continue to look brand new. Not to mention, they have the absolute sweetest details. I loved unboxing these items when they arrived, and so did Rose. Thanks for indulging in my little update on my baby girl!