This year is just blowing by. I can’t believe I’ve been a mother for an entire 8 months now! I won’t lie to you guys and say it hasn’t been frustrating at times but overall it’s been a wonderful experience.
I don’t think I can even express how hard being a single parent is. It’s something I never wanted for my child. I always wanted any children I had to grow up with both of their parents in the house. We all know that it doesn’t always work out the way we plan. So here I am, 8 months into it and it’s mostly just me. Her sperm donor is not in her life and that is his choice, not mine. She does however have the love and support of many male role models, one who she even calls “dada”. This wonderful man will be the one she will grow up knowing as her dad. I get misty eye’d just thinking about it. Thinking about how much she loves him and lights up whenever she sees him. And how much he lights up when he’s around her. It’s awesome and it also reminds me how much Sperm Donor is missing out on.
Again, his choice, not mine. Although I think her “Dada” is a much better person for the job. I love him with my whole heart and I can tell Princess J does too.
In the past few weeks Princess J has really hit developmental milestones.
She mocks sounds and movements. If you slap your thigh, she’ll slap hers.
She tries to clap
She LOVES her feet
She spits ( ugh! I so wish she would stop)
She’s trying to pull up on things
She’s a professional bottle holder. The one handed switch thing she does cracks me up!
She gives mama kisses
Oh, and she’s SASSY! This is something that I can’t stand about my child lol. She’s around bigger kids in daycare and she mocks their tantrums. I wish she wasn’t so perceptive sometimes SMH! This will be cause for many spankings in her older years if I don’t nip it into the bud like NOW! Lol I refuse to be the mother in the store with the child throwing tantrums! I so refuse!
I’m loving watching her grow up but I kinda wish she’d slow down just a little bit for me.