Friday, May 7, 2010

Jack: Month Six

As of yesterday my baby is six months old.  SIX MONTHS!  Can it really have been that long ago that I woke up to the unexpected gush of my water breaking, rushed to the hospital (with a quick stop for my last Devil's Food Krispy Kreme) and thirteen hours later delivered this squawking, pink, perfectly healthy mix of Matt and I?

Daddy's eyebrows and mommy's lips make quite the combination on a handsome young man, don't you agree?  We still don't have an inkling as to the color of those eyes!  Like a mood ring, those peepers!  One day they are brown, the next day they are green, and in that picture they appear to be blue?  One thing we do know, though, is that they crinkle endearingly at the corners just like Daddy's when a smile takes over his sweet face.

This picture cracks me up every time I see it...think Irish Spring soap commercial meets water god.

He weighs well over 20 pounds at this point.  Yes, you read that correctly.  Twenty pounds.  He is single-handedly responsible for the return of muscle tone to my upper body.  By the time he wears an outfit once he will have outgrown it before it can make it's way back into the rotation.  Another shocking statistic about this boy? He has four teeth coming in right now. FOUR.  ALL AT ONCE.  He's taking it like a champ though, some fussing here and there, but mostly my sweet boy just happily chews on his fingers and drools.

He has been such a blessing to us, he has forced us to grow and mature as a couple, and he has shown us what a gift it is to truly be a family.   Matt and I have learned more about each other in these short six months than we had in the six years we had known each other.  I didn't know he struggled with patience and that poor man had no idea how neurotic I really could be.  I've learned that there is nothing more attractive to me than seeing the father of my baby holding our sweet son as he discovers the world around him.  I nearly cried when I overheard Matt lovingly explaining the art of bass guitar to our infant. 

I love you my son.  You are our life line in the storm.  You remind us of our true blessings, and how much we really do have to be thankful for in this life we have been given.

7 comments:

  1. OK so now i am crying getting ready for work.

    I love you guys!

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  2. He is sooooo precious! Love these pics! What a beautiful family!

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  3. Happy birthday Jack! He is such a cutie. And I know what you mean watching your husband. It changes the way you look at them.

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  4. Oh he is so sweet and love all those baby rolls! I can't believe how fast he has grown. Glad you are treasuring every moment!

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  5. He's a beautiful gift. Hope you have a fantastic Mother's Day!

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  6. What a cutie! Enjoy every minute, before you know it, he'll be one. I know this for a fact. Yesterday my baby was 6 months...today he's one year old!

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