16.1.12

6 months

And just like that my little babe is becoming a girl. Sometimes, just for a moment, I catch a glimpse of the girl that she is becoming. For an instant her baby cheeks and gummy smile give way to a studious and inquisitive gaze and I see the girl she will be at 10. And then 'poof' it's gone and she's a babe in my arms again. 

A babe who (touch wood) is sleeping again!  I'm writing this with slight trepidation for there's a real risk that I might jinx things by blurting it out here, but, just quietly, we seem to have repaired her sleep.  Thank you to everyone who sent words of encouragment and helpful advice.  I'm not sure that we're completely out of the woods yet but we're making progress, and that's more than enough for now.
Sleeping beauty

Emilia at: five months four months, three months, two months

8 comments:

Tara said...

I can't believe she is six months already! She is adorable!

Kristina said...

soo cute!! and I am crossing my fingers that the sleep will be good from now on!! :) are you settling in? I am in the biggest mess right now, as our container just arrived today :)
xox

lisa said...

Clare, she is growing so fast, and she is absolutely precious.
I hope your New Year has gotten off to a beautiful start!
xo.

Monique said...

wow she is quickly growing into a girl. she's so adorable. i hope you both can find a way to rest and get the much needed sleep you need.

Suki said...

your little girl grows up so quickly. she is beautiful.
hope sleep proceeds to go well.

Dagmar said...

what a sweet baby..let's hope things go well for all of you with her sleep pattern...you photos and style of writing are so expressive and lovely!
Ox. Sweet dreams!

Jane said...

Oh Sweetheart! My goodness, you can see her little personality developing now, can't you? Crossing all things crossable that sleeping is no longer such a torment. J x

Anika said...

what a cutie! Funny but as strange as it is and as much as I thought I would never forget certain things about her being a baby, the other day I was with one and couldn't remember Twila being so little. Good to take photos and write it all down! She looks precious!