Wednesday, May 30, 2012

These Days

These days are busy. They are challenging. They are full of laughter, tears, and exhaustion. They are perfect.

In the deepest part of my heart, I never imagined how much I would love being a mom. Especially a mom to this little guy. Even on the earliest of mornings or in the middle of a messy dinner, he looks into my eyes and I just fall for him again and again. Does that sound strange? Falling in love with your child. I thought so too before I did. It just happens. It happens when you least expect it and I swear there are moments when it takes my breath away.

P has started crawling and is getting into everything, not unlike a little puppy. It is both sweet and exhausting. The other day I turned around for one second to grab something from the bedroom closet and heard a deep thump as he rolled himself off the bed. He was mostly in shock, let out a loud wail, and started laughing as soon as I picked him up. He's a tough guy, that P. Mama nearly had a heart attack but P just went on with his day. Luckily our bed is very low to the ground.

These days we are playing in the water playground, learning how to walk, and discovering the ocean. P is eating all kinds of summery meals including his absolute favorite foods, watermelon and curry chicken. He is 7 months old and we have traveled to Europe and back, celebrated mama's birthday, and discovered a love of bike riding. He is gurgling, shrieking with laughter, and nervous when I leave the room. He is turning into such a boy right before our eyes. Each day I try to hold on a little bit longer and hold tight my baby boy a little closer. But I see his little brain processing the world and figuring out how this whole thing works more and more.

These days are speeding up as we try desperately to slow them down, every day.

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