Someone, please make time slow down! My baby girl seems to think that she’s part of a milestone race. I’ve never been the type to track milestones, counting down months to when my children would reach or achieve one. As long as my girls were happy and healthy, I always just felt that they would get to them whenever was right for them. Yet here’s Amani, making me check and double check the age range of milestones. She’s completely surpassed the times her sisters hit each milestone.
Through my eight years of motherhood, I’ve noticed that every child forms their own personalities from early on. Looking back, I can see the same traits that my girls had as babies in them, several years later. Over the past few months, I’ve come to realize that Amani’s personality shines through as a cheerful, happy baby.
I’ve been having a lot of fun lately, raising my toddler and infant. While my older girls are at school, the younger ones and I have a good time playing and being silly. We share meals and snacks, which in and of itself is pretty fun since Amani has started solids. Zaynab enjoys watching Amani’s facial reactions new food tastes and textures.
When it’s playtime, I love watching them interact. It’s especially sweet when Zaynab tells her little sister, “you’re the best baby ever!” Sometimes they’ll play close by while I’m working on a task, my thoughts will be elsewhere. Imagine how awesome it was to glance up and see this beautiful scene.