I can’t believe that it has already been six months since our little guy was born and our lives completely changed. I know it sounds cliché, but I really could never have imagined how utterly different and how incredible my life would become after Hayden was born at 4:59 that morning. He is literally the best thing to have ever happened to me (although meeting my hubby was pretty awesome, too!), and he has made me learn so many things about myself and my inner strength in the short time that we’ve had together so far.
|Hayden, one day old|
He makes me laugh and surprises me every. single. day. From the little turtle-like faces he’d make when he was first born to the loud giggles and open-mouthed toothless grins that we get today, his personality just blows me away. While most of the time it feels like just yesterday that I was in labor, it amazes me that he has accomplished so much in such a short time, and as a result it sometimes feels as if we have been a family of three forever. We learned to breastfeed together, and while it was difficult at times we stuck to it and are still at it now, even though he’s also eating solid food twice a day (his favorites? Peaches, pears, or oatmeal mixed with prunes). He has always hated tummy time but only a few days ago finally started not only rolling from his back to his belly (which he’s been doing for ages) but also from his belly back again. My little boy loves to stand up when held and can even support himself holding on now for a short while, and he is sitting up on his own (and rarely tips over) now, too!
|Hayden, one month old|
I have treasured every single first with him (even first diaper blow-out in public…at Disney World no less…really!), and I look forward to all of the firsts still to come. I can already see that he is going to be an active boy; I won’t be surprised if he skips crawling all together and is toddling around the house in the months to come…which reminds me, I should probably start childproofing!
|Hayden, three months old|
I knew I wanted to be a mom years ago, but I had no idea that I would enjoy it this much, or that I could possibly love a little boy as much as I love him. Hayden is my absolute world, and I cannot wait to continue experiencing life, as sleep-deprived as it is sometimes, with him.
|Hayden, six months old! Already!|
Happy Half Birthday, little pickle!