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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

ONE HALF YEAR

To my sweet baby boy,

Six months. It's gone by in a flash. Suddenly, as we wake up this morning, I have to accept the fact that you have been here for half of a year. Six months of stealing my heart with every smile, every sloppy kiss, every hair pull and every wiggle and giggle. One night last week, as I held you and rocked you to sleep, I started into your perfect little face and couldn't believe how big you've gotten. It hits me in random moments, the realization that you're not the newborn you were just a few months ago. The realization that soon, you'll be toddling around, learning words and probably learning to drive and going off to college... seriously, it feels like it's going that fast.
You sit up all on your own. You're trying to learn how to crawl and will probably be successful any day now. You absolutely love food and with your two teeth, we'll soon be adding in more options and textures. And yes, you have two teeth. With the exception of teething times and growth spurts, you are still the happiest baby that I have ever witnessed. You laugh and smile and seem to just love everything you see and do. People ask me whether or not you're really as happy as you seem to be in pictures and videos. They might not believe me, but the answer is absolutely yes.
You love toys that make any kind of noise, especially crinkly noises and music. You love books, although as with anything else, you prefer to chew on them more than anything else. You and Izzy are still the best of friends. Although she's not the biggest fan of your ability to grab! You light up as soon as Daddy gets home from work and he lights up right back at you. Sitting and watching you two together is one of my favorite things to do. You get oh so excited to go see either set of grandparents - it's easy to get you into your car seat when I have to drop you off before work. All I have to do is say "time to go to grandma and grandpa's house" and you are happy to get strapped in. I'm sure that a day will come when people make you nervous, but for now you get so happy to meet new friends - especially other babies and kids! Every birthday party or family gathering has been so fun for you!
In addition to being happy and social, you are the sweetest little cuddle bug. I dread the day when you don't want to sit with me and snuggle, content just to sit quietly or listen to me sing and read to you. I hope that is something that sticks around for a very long time.
I am so proud to call myself your Mommy. There is nothing in the world that I would rather do with my life than to help you learn and grow and discover the world around you. I love you with all of my heart, to the stars and back and more than that.

Love, Mommy
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