A Day in the Life of a SAHM: My Favorite Age (so far)
My daughter is now a little over 7 months old and right at the beginning of my favorite age. Well, at least it’s my favorite age thus far in my journey through motherhood.
I absolutely love the 6 months through 18 months stage of babyhood. It’s the age where they are still very much babies and dependent on you, but then, little by little, you watch them gain independence and learn things on their own. There are so many amazing firsts during this time – first tooth, crawling, pulling up, taking those first steps, first words, first haircut. It’s really just such an exciting time.
I can remember all of my son’s firsts like they were all just last week. This time of his life went by so quickly – much quicker than I could have imagined. Now he’s 2 and that is a whole new stage. There are plenty of new discoveries now, but most involve fights of will. (And I know this only gets harder!)
So, I am very excited that my daughter is at the beginning of this age of firsts. She is on the edge of learning to crawl and will only get more mobile with each day, so for now I’m relishing the fact that she’s a stationary sitter. She’s trying new foods and, like her brother, likes most everything. We haven’t seen a tooth peek through yet, so she’s still got that adorable, gummy smile. She’s also really into saying “Mama” and “Dada” and, even though she’s using these words indiscriminately, my husband and I get just as excited as if these were her real first words.
I already realize at this point in my “motherhood” that there’s nothing I will miss more than those firsts of babyhood. So, for the next year I will enjoy my daughter’s firsts, just as I did my son’s. And, just as my son’s did, I’m sure these moments will go by in the blink of an eye. I also know there will be many favorite ages and stages to come in my children’s lives and that, short of stopping time, the best thing I can do is enjoy the beauty and happiness of these moments because they only come around once.