6 months of your cute little toes.
6 months of your adorable smile.
6 months of those sweet hands finding my face.
6 months of snuggles.
6 months of watching you sleep.
It is hard to imagine life before you. I feel like you have always been a part of us. It is also hard to imagine how 6 months has already gone by. It is hard to explain the passing of time, on one hand it feels like just yesterday that I was in labor, as hot as can be and waiting for them to put you on my chest. On the other hand it feels like that was forever ago. You have changed so much in just 6 months and I know that you are going to keep changing. You are already showing signs of wanting to move around more, this morning you pushed up as high as can be with those little arms and started rocking backwards, you just couldn’t quite get those knees tucker underneath. As much as you are showing signs of independence you still love to snuggle and I hope that never changes.
This past week I was on vacation and my days with you, although at times long, were the best. You were sick which was not so fun, your first round of antibiotics (which you hate) for an ear infections and the first time you have ever really been fussy. At the doctor when we went for you ear, you were 17.01lbs. You were still full of smiles for the doctor, but definitely had those glazed over sick eyes.
You still wake up anywhere from 2-6 times a night, I always hope for the 2. You like to play on the floor, but only if you have us to play with. You can roll from belly to back, but those arms still get in your way sometimes and you can roll from back to belly when you want to (you tend to just be content in whatever position we lay you down in). You babble all the time, I have heard quite the range, from dada to gaga and the vocal sounds keep growing! We tried a mesh feeder this week with an ice cube and a frozen cube of sweet potato, you loved it and made a mess. For solids so far you have had carrots, sweet potato, green beans, pumpkin and prunes. Sweet potato is still the favorite.
I think about your future a lot, from the big things like what will you do when you grow up to the little things like will you have curly hair? This world can be a scary place, but only if you let it. I hope you never let fear hold you back. There are a few things I keep thinking in my head that I hope you know/learn as you grow. I hope you know you are loved by us no matter what. I hope you know that kindness and love trumps all. I hope you know that if you work hard and are a good person that you can and will do anything you set your mind to. I want you to know that grace trumps perfection.
Oh sweet girl, these have been the best 6 months. You are loved dearly.