For a while, Henry's next milestone was my obsession. I wanted him to grow, grow, grow. Everyone told me that they grow-up fast. But I really had no idea. It's like one day he was born and in a blink he is turning into a little man. I have no doubt that in another blink he will be riding a bike and then graduating from high school. It may sound strange, but my heart breaks a little when I stop to think about how quickly he is growing. Someday he will be too big to hold in my arms. Someday he'll be too old to put his head on my shoulder and drift to sleep when he is tired. As a result, I have gained a fresh appreciation for life in the present. I'm snapping lots of photos and drinking in every smile and cuddle. Each night, when I put him down to bed, I inhale his baby scent; hug him tight; and promise myself that I will never forget this moment - knowing that I will never have it back again.
This month, Henry: - Cut his first tooth (bottom right-front!) - Began eating "real" food (sweet potatoes are his favorite!) - Began scooting around the room (not crawling-but almost!) - Is sitting-up for short periods of time
- Began grabbing everything (hair, necklaces, earrings, etc.)
- Began randomly squealing, just to hear his own voice (he thinks it's hilarious!)
- Began putting consonants and vowels together
- Is becoming much more observant
- Began laughing at everything!
Our beautiful little man is growing bigger and more observant everyday!
Because he is a little "young" for his age, his doctor suggested we wait until seven months to start solid foods; so he is still happily gobbling down his bottles for sustenance. She also thought we should work on strengthening his trunk muscles so he can start sitting-up on his own; so he's been spending lots of time in his high-chair (and is becoming much stronger!)!
We think he is going to cut a tooth very soon because he is drooling all over the place and chewing on everything. Stay tuned!
Each year, around this time, I take a few moments to reflect upon the previous year and daydream about the year to come.
I always find myself super-excited and just a wee-bit anxious about the infinite possibilities of the year ahead. Anything could happen, right? I believe that I have the power to create whatever future I want; I just need to have the confidence to make it happen.
My new year's resolution is to attract more positive into my life and shed the negative. In order to achieve success, there are a few things I could use more or less of:
Dates with Rod