A neighbor of mine was holding Pearl the other day. He noticed that she was very alert and smiley. She would respond and play. He said, "Wow, I've been coming over for a while and it always seemed that she just sat there, but now you have a BABY!"
I would say to him that before I had a baby, but now I have a little person. My favorite stage of babyhood is right around 8-9 months old. They just get so extremely cute and fun. They play and crawl and giggle and eat and love you back. Pearl is just shy of that stage, being 7 months. She is already adorable and friendly, but I know it is only going to get better. I can't wait. It makes me miss all my babies.
Here they all are at seven months:
I am so lucky.
p.s. If you are wondering who is who, they are in alphabetical order.