I have watched this happen to other people.
I never understood.
Friends who had children would drift out of my life in a cloud of baby bliss. I didn’t know about the bliss and joy that babies bring (yep, all the hormones that are supposed to make me feel close to my baby are working as advertised) so, from the outside it looked bad. Suddenly there were only pictures of this tiny stranger on their facebook page. They had a sudden fascination with poop. And even though they were never out late, sleep appeared allusive. I never saw the draw.
But now, I am one of these people who is so totally absorbed with a tiny stranger.
I can’t get over it. We have this really cute new roommate! And we just LOVE HIM 🙂 All the clichés are true! Bundle of joy? Yes Mam!
Proud Papa and his mini me. We were at the 6 month check up. Liam is small, but is growing steadily and that is the thing that i am supposed to be focusing on. I want him to be exceptional, but he appears to be a regular little human boy growing at a standard and reassuring rate.
You prepare to have a baby in the house by procuring all of these pieces of equipment, chairs and swings, bouncy seats and rocking cradles. They come with seat belts and you scoff, I was even tempted to cut the seat belt out on one of these things. Then, one day, the seat belt makes a ton of sense.
He knows what the camera is, or at least, he knows that he is supposed to smile. it is pretty great of the digital camera companies to have created the shutter sound effect, it queues a great smile!
He is enjoying crawling through things these days.
Teething is so tough, he just wears the bib to absorb some of the bucket of goo generated each day. You can see that we broke down and fenced the living room, stress level was very appreciative of one less thing to worry about, no burning the babe on the wood stove. I thought that there must be a way to teach that it is hot, but he is so young, just 7 months and hyper 4×4 mobile for about a month now. The fence makes it so that I can run to the restroom assured that there is not going to be major trauma in my 60 second absence.
I think that we are doing great. Everyone seems pretty happy and healthy and we are so excited for this adventure to continue to unfold. We have disappeared into a cloud of babiness!!!