Monday, March 12, 2018
To my little peanut,
Eight Months. That means we’re fast approaching your birthday!! You’ll be a year old before I know it! How is that even possible? The saying, ‘they grow up too fast’ is definitely true. I have loved these last eight months with you. You are such a blessing in my life. I was incredibly blessed with such an easy & lovable first born. You make being a first time mom look easy!
I was just looking at your birth images & reminiscing … you were so tiny! You had a small head … and you were skinny. So fragile! I’m so thankful for my photography skills. Because of those skills, I have these images to look back on. Just the other day I was holding you while your slept … I realized how big you are now. Your hands & feet have gotten a lot bigger & you’re starting to look more like a toddler … Your wrist is so chubby it has a cute wrist line. And your knuckles are so chubby you have dimples! You thighs now have rolls that I am absolutely in love with. Rolls for days. Your cute little chubby belly sticks out when you sit or stand! I love it so much! Your chin is now so round – I love it! Before I know it, you’ll be a toddler.
I’m hugging you closer this month. Our little family had an accident and it made me realize how short and precious life is. Luckily no one was seriously injured. We were on our way from my grandpa’s funeral (you would have loved him … I know you’ll meet him again someday) to the church for a little gathering. Long story short, we hit the car in front of us. Right after we the collision and I realized what had happened, I asked daddy if he was ok, and he was. Then I panicked! You weren’t making any noise. I frantically unbuckled my seat belt, thinking for sure something was wrong. When I went to open the door, it was a little stuck from the impact (our poor car is most likely totaled) once I got that open, I quickly opened the back door and looked at you. You looked at me, and then smiled. I knew right then and there that you were OK. But we of course got you checked out just in case. All in all, the accident could have been much worse. I’m so thankful we all walked away with just a few bruises (daddy hurt his arm and I sprained my wrist). I know we had a guardian angel watching over us that day.
This month has been a fun one. You’ve learned how to sign ‘milk’ and you do it often. You now have a third tooth coming on top, your other two are on the bottom. You’re starting to talk more & say dada & mama – which I am not counting as your first words because you’ve said them for a while now. You can pull yourself up and you can now successfully ‘cruise’ around the furniture. You love to cruise around your table. We also do this fun game where we plant your feet & say … 1 … 2 … 3 … and then let go. You stand there for a few seconds before slowly falling to the ground. I don’t think it’ll be long before you can stand there for as long as you want! And then shortly after that … walking. I’m not sure I’m ready for that! I feel like once you start walking, you’ll suddenly turn into my little toddler instead of my little baby. But in my eyes, you’ll always be my little baby.
One of your favorite things right now is a game of ‘catch’. I throw a ball to you & you laugh. It’s so cute. You can bet I got a video of it! You also love it when daddy & I sing to you. Your favorite song is Baby Shark. You smile so big when we start singing it.
You’re adorable, my sweet little one. I can’t get enough, and neither can daddy! And you absolutely love your daddy. This morning as he was leaving for work, you reached for him and gave him a nice long snuggle … daddy said it was really hard to go to work! I can only imagine the type of relationship you will have with your daddy when you’re older. I picture you and him playing catch in the back yard. I picture you talking to him when you need advice. I picture you looking up to him as an amazing example in all things. I’m excited to see the relationship grow and develop over the years.
Right now as I type this up, you are playing with your toys. Experimenting with how different toys make different noises. You are so smart. You know what you want and you know how to get it. You also love reading books. There’s this one book that we read to you that has things you can touch, like soft, fuzzy, rough, smooth, etc. You love touching the different spots! You also like turning the pages.
Your curiosity is so cute. One of your favorite games to play is any version of hide & seek. You also love to put things in a box and then take them back out. But your all time favorite toy is a spoon! It’s hilarious! If I ever use a spoon to eat, you try so hard to take it away from me. Motherhood is great. I love all the cute & funny things you do. And staying home with you only makes it better. I don’t miss a single moment!
You love music. If we ever watch a movie & a song suddenly comes on, your face lights up and you immediately look at the screen. You watch the whole scene that has music before getting bored again.
It’s such a pleasure to watch you grow … to learn … it’s so amazing. I’m amazed that you were once in my belly. You were so little … and now you won’t stop growing! You talk, you explore, you stand, you crawl, you laugh & smile, you’re amazing. But one thing you will always be to me, is my little boy. No matter how big you get. When you’re taller than me, you will still be my little boy. Thank you for being such a sweet little one.
I am blessed to be your mommy.
I love you so much!