Friday, February 20, 2009

Exactly Six Months Ago

Exactly six months ago today, I was nervous. I had no idea what I was in for, but I knew it was something bigger than anything I had ever experienced before (even bigger than ME, 60+ lbs up in weight, haha). I didn't know how much motherhood would change my life, and didn't know that it would give me my own little meaning to life. Exactly six months ago today, our precious little baby was born. How can I express the love that he has given us? I already did... exactly six months ago... and his name is Harper.

He has grown so much, and boy oh boy is he cute. Every little worry, stressor, pain, and sacrifice is worth it (whew, and man are there lots of those). Every little bit of joy that we share is never taken for granted, and always celebrated. We've learned so much about Harper over these past six months. First off, aside from being the cutest baby ever, he is so goofy. He loves to play, laugh, and smile. Even more so, he loves to make other people play, laugh, and smile. He has little habits, preferences, and expressions that we just adore. Though he is made of little bits of us, he is entirely his own person.

We observe in amazement as he reaches each milestone, and continues to develop from a teeny (well he was never THAT teeny) little baby into a big boy. We think back in wonder on the first time we felt him as a little ball in my belly, the first time I felt him kick, the first time we SAW him kick in my belly, and of course... the first time we laid our eyes on him. I can't believe how much he has grown (physically, mentally, and emotionally). This lifetime with Harper is worth more than anything in existence - and any thing not in existence for that matter.

S
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