No, I don’t want it. Let’s rewind, play it back in slo-mo please thanks! Ike is six months old. He’s a big, solid, tank of a baby now. He’s not my little nugget any more, he has rolls to keep his rolls company. He can do so many things for himself. He grows a little more every day. It makes me proud and excited but also a little sad. He depends on me a little less everyday too.
Ike at 2 weeks old.
Ike at 6 months old, at the mall with his cousin Mei.
Here’s what my little man can do:
– eat pureed food
– sit up on his own (until he turns his head, reaches for a toy, sneezes, or otherwise is asked to multi-task)
– reach for his toys, insert toys into mouth, yank said toys out to check out the slobber
– roll from his belly to his back, and his back to his side
– splash mommy from the tub
– toss unwanted toys (and sippy cups, and clean dishes, and mom’s sunglasses) from tables and counters
– play peek-a-boo with his bib and blankets
– babble endlessly, yell, laugh, giggle, coo and other forms of verbal heart meltings
Here’s what he still needs me for (YAY)
– the milks, all the milks
– holding the bottle
– carrying from place to place
– diaper changes
– general loving-ness
At six months old Ike has taken five airplane trips, to four different states. He has taken a car trip to Alabama. He’s played in the sand, gotten in a pool, taken numerous stroller rides, gone to a baseball game, partied it up, brunch and lunch-ed with friends. He’s had a full social calendar.
Ike recovering from his two month shots
Ike on his way to visit Pawpaw in New Orleans at 3 months.
“Hello Pawpaw? We’ve cleared the standby list, we’re on our way, put the crawfish on!”
Ike lounging in Cancun at 4 months
With Mom and Dad at the Braves game at 5 months
He smiles when he sees me, every time, it warms my heart. I will miss that toothless grin someday. The time is flying by, but when I think back, I am reminded of countless blessed moments between his birth and now. I have enjoyed it all, even the tough stuff. I am happy to watch him grow and learn, and I am looking forward to seeing the kind of person he grows into. I will miss the early days, the complete dependency, and utter admiration, and all the cuddles and sweet moments. Ike I want you to grow up and be happy and healthy, I just want to remember to cherish every second. I love you so mucho mucho much baby.