Last weekend I had a brunch with a great friend of mine. We had a very interesting conversation. It had to do with what we are passionate about.
Before I had Sofia, I was really apprehensive about being on maternity leave for almost a year. I loved being surrounded by people, so the thought of being home all this time kind of scared me.
Fast forward 9 months. I’m loving it. Of course, I LOVE spending time with my daughter and seeing her grow. But what’s even more, I feel like I’ve never been so comfortable with myself. I’ve learned so much about myself.
This may sound selfish, but I really don’t think it is. We are normally so caught up with work, groceries, this and that, that we barely spend any time to think and reflect about who we are and what it is that truly makes us happy. Yes, it may seem pointless, but it is a truly rewarding process.
By knowing yourself better, you will be happier. When you are happy, your happiness passes onto others. It is the best gift you can give to yourself and others.
Yet… I can’t believe that our little chunky monkey turned 9 months old last week!
Over the past month Sofia has learned a lot! Now she crawls on all four as opposed to sliding on her stomach. Honestly, it’s the cutest thing! She knows her way around the house, so she moves ahead with determination. *If you know what I mean.*
She stands up everywhere. And I mean, EVERYWHERE! The most favourite place at the moment is my bookshelf. Sofia is fascinated by my books, and they MUST be pulled out if possible! *That’s how I know that she’s a mommy’s girl! Haha!* Also, our baby girl enjoys to walk with our help. I wouldn’t be surprised if she soon starts walking on her own.
And everything has to pass the taste test!
The funniest thing is when Sofia is in her stroller or on a swing *another favourite place to be*, she loves to hold on to it with one hand. Imagine you’re driving your car and stick one hand out. That’s how it looks! Too cute for words!
Obviously, she does a bunch of cute things like waving ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’, doing ‘high five’ and clapping her hands. We are head over heels in love with her!
Sofia now ways 17.8 pounds and measures 72 cm. That’s a lot of happiness right there!
If you’ve missed previous check-in’s, here they are:
- My birth story
- 7-month ‘time lapse‘
- 8 months
- Baby yoga
- Baby dance class
- My postpartum fitness journey
Also don’t forget to participate in my giveaway for the Armpocket! It ends at 12 am on April 26th. So don’t waste any time, and head over here to enter your chance to win it!
Do you have kids? What are your fondest memories of when they were babies?
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19 responses to “Check In With Sofia: 9 Months Old + Giveaway”
It isn’t selfish to have passion and pursue it–that, to me, is one of the best gifts in life!
What a doll! Mary started crawling about 2 months ago and our house has been crazy ever since. She too, tastes everything. It freaks me out!
Ahhahahahahahhahaha! I know what you mean! You don’t need a workout after that. Wait till they start walking! 😀
Love the featured image you put up. I love satins that help empower you and motivate you to achieve your goals! Another one to add to my collection hehe. Great post, xx
Thank you sooo much!
So true about being caught up in life, it’s tough to break away from busy when we always feel like there’s stuff that needs to get done! Not selfish to step back and focus on what’s important! And Sofia is adorable, beautiful pics!
Thank you sooo much, Christine! I’m so smitten with my baby girl!
I’d love to have a planet Armpocket!
Hi Jamie! You can still win it! Make sure to enter the giveaway through the rafflecopter link in this post: https://candiesandcrunches.com/2016/04/20/5-running-must-haves-armpocket-review-and-giveaway/
What a little cuite!!! She’s getting so big!
Thank you! She’s growing way too fast!
She is adorable! Good luck as you train for your first half marathon! That is so exciting.
Thank you! You are so sweet!
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