I’m a week and a half late on your 6 month post, Bub. Sorry. Things have been busy around here. In less than one week we start moving into our new house. The place you’ll spend your childhood. The place you will call home.
It’s bittersweet, though. Packing. These four walls contain your babyhood. Our sleepless nights together, the early struggles and triumphs. The milestones. You’ve already outgrown two rounds of clothes.
I remember the beautiful October day we brought you home. The sun was brilliant and the air was cool. The snow had not yet come. You were sleeping soundly in your carseat as we placed it in the center of the living room floor and just stared at you until you woke up. We’ve spent a lot of time staring at you since.
I used to wonder why I’d catch my own mom staring at me when I was little. It used to weird me out. I never liked the feeling of being watched. But it is the strangest and most amazing thing to watch this little person that I made become an independent force. Separate but part of me. It holds my gaze so strongly because I can’t seem to keep up. I have to capture it in slow motion in order to hold it close and staring is the only way.
So when you catch my gaze over your shoulder. When you roll your eyes at me for watching you from afar. Just know it’s because I am so amazed by you, every day, I can’t help but stare.
I love you with everything I’ve got, Bub.
PS These are all the amazing things you’ve accomplished this month!
This month you went to the zoo for the first time. You also enjoyed(!) a 13 hour drive (twice) to meet your Grandpa and Great Grandma in Michigan. You and Bruno were the easiest travel buddies ever. While there, you also spent much invaluable time bonding with your aunt Taylor and Grandma Pat (while your father and I snagged some precious alone time hiking in the woods). You surprised us with your first tooth and also tried your first real foods (avocados, bananas and bell peppers). You haven’t quite got the hang of eating yet, but it will come in time. You reach for everything now. And once you grasp your prize, you examine it with a scientist’s fascination. Zippers and sweatshirt strings are your favorite. I hope you never lose that curiosity. Here’s to half a year, Bub!
I haven’t had a chance to post these, but I’ve still been taking them. Things have been hectic with packing and showings and craziness around here. Enjoy.
These are the patterns I currently offer in my shop, but I’ll be adding more in the future. Click on an image to view the pattern in my shop.