8 months

Dear Lani,

8 Months already!!   Pretty proud of your dad and myself for making it this far without doing too much damage.  Just a few days before your 8th month you decided to crawl, not very far and your technique is interesting to say the least, but you are crawling. And on the same day you also showed me that you can walk.  You held on to the bed and did two steps to get to Hippolite (I have probably misspelt this) but it is your toy horse.  Your dad comes up with the most of the names of all your toys.

Still waiting on your teeth but it definitely does not stop you from biting and eating everything. Flavour of the month is seeds that you find in the garden, they are too hard to chew so you just stuff them in your cheek for your dad and I to pull out when we realise what you are eating.

And we finally have a decision from your dad, he has decided to stay which has made me happy beyond belief. I know that you have no idea what is/was happening but in the past 1.5 yr things have been pretty unstable in our lives. Once we found out we were having you we had to decide where we were going to live and then after you were born the question still always was.. what now. You will find that your dad and I are both pretty good at putting our heads in the sand and that your dad really takes his time in making decisions, considering that these are pretty massive decisions to make it is totally understandable.  Anyway while you have been pretty oblivious to what was going on I do think that us being together as a family is the best thing for you!  For now I am still at home for 2 days and dad for 1, but by the end of this year we hope that you can go to day care 3 days a week and your dad and I will both be home for 1 day each.   But that is still a while a way.  For now I am so excited that you are becoming mobile since there is whole new world ready for you to explore!

All my love always,