Maeve loves our “That’s not my monster book.” She loves to feel the different textures. She’s always scratching and finding little things to pull at with her little index finger and thumb. If you have a button on your shirt, Maeve will be very interested in it. She’s fingering things almost all the time. It’s so fun to have a baby in the house again. I love watching her make all her little discoveries. 

We had our first day and week of school! We are homeschooling (!!!) this year and it has been quite a journey so far. Tons of up and down, a total roller coaster. Hoping I settle into our new rhythm and find our new normal soon. Some days I can’t believe I’m doing this, but I think for our family, this year it’s the right choice. There are a lot of things I love about it. Just working out the kinks and the anxiety! 

Maeve obviously loves having her sisters around. I think she would find herself feeling lonely and sad without those two each day! 

Ah, nine months, three quarters of a year… It’s crazy! Maeve, sweet Maeve! Here’s what you should know about my darling girl:

  • Maeve has no teeth
  • Maeve isn’t very mobile, I’ve see her roll to her tummy once to get something. Obviously she’s not crawling
  • Maeve only waves to men she doesn’t know
  • She’s super social, likes to be included
  • Loves her baths
  • LOVES her sisters
  • She clicks her tongue all the time (so proud!)
  • Maeve reaches to be held
  • She’s the best napper and night sleeper
  • Loves to breastfeed and eat
  • Circles her feet constantly

I’m slowing down with Maeve… trying to enjoy her more and more. It’s the slowing down that’s tricky. Enjoying this sweet thing is easy!

This afternoon was beautiful and unhurried as I sat on the floor and played with Maeve. No agenda. Just play. I put a bucket on her head and laughed as she pulled it off and tried to put it back on. She thought she could put the little purple bucket on her head too. I love the discovery of this age. I love this baby. 

My darling Holly was baptized and became a member of our church on August 12, 2017. It’s a pretty special thing! We feel grateful for our family and friends who joined us to celebrate and we are grateful for those who celebrated with us from afar. Wishing I had taken a few more deep breaths and enjoyed it a little more. Fortunately I can work on that for the next two baptisms in our family! 

I love Holly and her enthusiasm for life. She’s so positive and loving and fun to be around! She’s a really great kid and the best big sister our family could have. I’m proud of her!

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