May 23, 2007
Happy half-birthday, buddy! Today you are six months old.
It is hard for me to believe that six months have already passed since your amazing entrance into the world. And yet, at the same time, it feels like you have been a part of our lives for so very long.
You’ve changed so much in six months. You no longer look like a baby. You look like a little boy.
You smile, flashing us your delicious, darling dimple. You laugh often, especially at your big sister Ava, and more recently, at your favorite stuffed animal – the wolf blanket Aunt Carrie got for you. You sit up by yourself, roll over and are quite the little backwards scooter when you are on your tummy.
You are a very content baby and cry only when something is really bothering you. You recently started making the cutest “bbbbbbb” sound through your lips when you are really tired and trying to go to sleep.
You love to suck on mommy’s chin, chew on daddy’s nose, and grab fistfuls of Ava’s hair.
You drool like crazy and we constantly have a bib on you, but there are no signs of any teeth yet.
You love your mama milk, and, with the exception of a small piece of cracker Ava tried to feed to you a month or so ago, that’s all you’ve had so far to help you grow big and strong. We haven’t been to the doctor lately, but I think you are around 20 lbs.
You recently moved into Ava’s old Marathon convertible car seat (I think it was a bit overdue) and are riding in style and comfort now. And Ava graduated into a Regent car seat.
The one thing that’s remained constant from your birth until now is your big, beautiful blue eyes. I find myself gazing into them often, especially when we are outside and the light reflects brilliantly in them. They amaze and entrance me.
I’m looking forward to watching you continue to grow and learn these next six months, as you approach your first birthday.
Thank you for choosing me as your mama, Julian. We couldn’t have asked for a better addition to our family. I feel so blessed to have you in my life.
I love you,