Maybe it's the glass of wine I had after dinner, but I am feeling particularly sentimental tonight. Natalie is growing right before my eyes. Today she sat all on her own, without any support from a pillow or cushion or me. This is amazing and I'm so proud. After I shot this video we played some more and then took a bath together. She then got sleepy so I fed her and sang her "Butterfly Kisses" until she closed her eyes. I used to sing that to her all the time when she was a newborn. I would rock her to sleep while sitting in our glider, holding her close. It worked like magic. Then as she got older she hated being cradled and refused to let me rock her. I haven't sung that song to her in quite some time, so it was nice to do it on a day where she's showing me she needs me less and less. I get that she's only six months and still very reliant on me. It's not like she's running off to college or anything, but this is a big step in her independence.
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